Stars in Paris: a selection of autonomies with the motor show
All the news from the Paris motor show in 2018
8 and BMW 3-Series, Toyota RAV4, Peugeot 508 SW, Audi SQ2, Skoda Kodiaq RS, Mercedes B-Class and Seat Tarraco: all the stars of the Paris motor show!
At the motor show in Paris from 2 to 14 October 2018 there will be premieres of cars in all categories and from all over the world. The 120 year existence, the French motor show, among other variety of models and cars will be shown: a 300-horsepower Mercedes-AMG A 35, Toyota Corolla, Hyundai i30 Fastback N, Kodiaq Skoda RS, the new Audi SQ2, Q3 and A1, electric utility vehicles, such as, for example, as the Audi e-Tron. In addition, at the exhibition you can meet extravagant sedans, like the new Citroën C5 and even a thoroughbred Roadster a La BMW Z4. Among the novelties it is easy to find such elegant models of the middle class, as the station wagon Peugeot 508 and even the new BMW 3-Series.
Many refusals from participation in the motor show in Paris
At the same time, such events are serious losses, many major manufacturers have removed Paris from your calendar. The most notable boycott was declared Volkswagen cars from Wolfsburg, you will not see on the stands of the event. Even sports car manufacturer Lamborghini will not be officially presented. Instead, the local dealer attended to the emergence of world-famous Bulls. In the refused list also includes: Ford, Mazda, Volvo, Opel, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Infiniti and FCA-group (Alfa, Ferrari, Fiat, Jeep), except for the Maserati.
The fifth generation of one of the most popular SUVs in the world, the Toyota RAV4 arrived in Europe after world overseas premiere in new York. The novelty has the same architecture, TNGA, she has a similar appearance with the American version. But something was missing. What? Rich trim levels and powerful engines. As always, the manufacturers cheated the Old world…
Mercedes A-Class presented at the European salon of the sedan. It’s the same as the hatchback, but only for ¾ since added rear trunk. Also, the model for Europe turned out shorter and more balanced, compared to its Chinese version with extended base. The eye is much nicer.
BMW X5 shows before the start of sales in the official dealer network. The fourth generation of the legendary model has become much better, smarter and more interesting than their ancestors. This can be seen with the naked eye.
Crossover comes to market with three engines: xDrive30d, the model now has 265-horsepower engine (previously 258-HP) version of the power unit of 340 HP is on the model xDrive40i X5, and the diesel variation of the X5 M50d can do to develop up to 400 HP the Most powerful version of normal will not be offered in Europe – is the X5 xDrive50i petrol V8 with 462 HP and it’s available exclusively for residents of the United States.
The Smart Roadster, which wants to show that the idea of the mid 90-ies is still alive, was presented at the Paris motor show. Three-phase synchronous engine delivers 81 HP and 160 Nm of torque. Yeah, he’s electric car.
Renault Megane RS Trophy
Premiere Renault. The French again altered Megane RS Trophy and demonstrated it in Paris. Instead of 280 HP and 390 Nm, 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine smoothly came 300 HP and 400 Nm. All thanks to a new turbocharger and new exhaust system.
In addition, the top model Megane received the chassis with stiffer dampers and a limited-slip differential, Bridgestone tires Semislicks and unique 19-inch wheels. Inside, Alcantara Recaro seats.
For the first time, the exhibition will feature a four-door Mercedes-AMG GT in versions “43er”. The version of “entry level” is a six-cylinder engine producing 367 BHP (+22 HP), optional electric compressor and a standard turbocharger.
Thanks to all-wheel drive, the sprint from 0-100 km/h takes GT43 4Matic + in just 4.9 seconds.
Audi A6 Avant
Universal Audi has changed for the most part externally. New grille, and revised roof line, the slope of the rear pillar and the rear glass of the fifth door. In October 2018, the universal comes to dealers.
Electric version of the Niro, which is easy to distinguish from the progenitor closed filesresearch radiator.
As we noted yesterday: “Battery E-Niro available in two sizes. At 39.2 kWh version of the car it will be “held” for about 300 miles. Increased battery capacity of 64 kWh provides a range of over 400 kilometers.
At the charging stations with Express charge to 80% charge recovered in less than 1 hour”.
It’s time for the new BMW Z4 . In 2017 Roadster of joint development of BMW and Toyota was first shown as a prototype at pebble beach. More than a year later the production version is in Paris. Finally, it is possible to see live. Very delayed update.
Read more: 2019 BMW Z4 Roadster revealed officially
Welcome to the official rendezvous with the audience of the new crossover Mercedes EQC, Daimler, apparently begins a new Chapter in history. By 2022, Mercedes wants to create at least ten electric models. And many technical challenges will be addressed directly to the EQC, then to become proven technology on stream.
Ferrari was exhibited in Paris Speedster Monza is executed in classical style. Results will be released 499 copies of the speedsters in two body styles: SP1 (with one seat) and a SP2 (double). The performance of the 6.5 liter V12 increased by 10 HP to 810 horses, compared with 812-th model. The price is a little bite: 1.6 million euros.
Hyundai i30 N
Hyundai continues to Refine popular compact sports car i30 N. Novelty for exhibition in France was badly prepared – 25 new items to improve the car.
For example, presented in Paris models additionally installed:
The rear wing of carbon fiber;
Carbon hood (good for the car, which is based on the primordial state);
The exhaust pipe includes four bits;
20-inch alloy wheels with ultra sport tires
Seat Tarraco is another crossover in the now-fashionable large family of SUVs the new European school. In this case, the model is based on the MQB platform. Closest competitors: Skoda Kodiaq, Tiguan AllSpace other.
Did your Mercedes B-Class like A-Class. The minibus moved closer to the hatchback visually and to the whole range MB – technically.
Nice prototype of the Peugeot 504 made under the “futuristic classic”. Chief designer Gilles Vidal and his team felt that the 50th anniversary model Peugeot 504 is a great opportunity to create an elegant two-door coupe in a technical stuffing of the electric vehicle.
Turned out really great!
Competitor Tesla Model X with dimensions slightly more than the Q5 and electric filling inside. Modern electric car from Audi. The market launch should take place in late 2018
Hyundai i30 N Fastback
All too samoe that version of the hatchback, only with a body fastback. By the way, the body “fastback” was our “Victory” GAZ-20.
New miniature sports version of the crossover. Apart from the playful color scheme is different playful character, up to 100 km/h in 4.8 seconds. The maximum speed of 250 km/h.
Peugeot 508 Combi
The station wagons from Peugeot with a length of 4.78 meters with the standard for the purebred “French” salon avant-garde style and Mitsubishi engines – one petrol, two diesel power from 130 to 225 HP
Eight years after the debut it’s time for the second generation Audi A1. Fundamentally in the concept of the Audi, nothing has changed. Nice appearance and advanced technology. Just think, this kid can be up to 200 horses under the hood!
Toyota shows in Paris not only anniversary edition Yaris for the 20th anniversary, but in the sports version of the model – Yaris GR-S. the engine in the “sports” auto – hybrid with 1.5-liter petrol unit.
At the motor show was shown several versions of the Toyota Corolla: in the station wagon and hybrid models.
Research Renault EZ-Ultimo has become a luxury electric Shuttle tomorrow.
The second study Renault in Paris is a fully electric version of K-Ze. When charging the battery pack “chock-full” the car will drive up to 250 km in the NEDC cycle. In 2019, K-Ze will be launched in China, and in 2021, the crossover is expected to arrive in Europe.
Unlike the futuristic model EZ-Ultimo, this prototype is almost the serial version.
About this new product we wrote a lot. Details here:
2019 BMW 3 Series G20: first leaked photos [lists all configuration]
2019 BMW 3-Series (G20) debuted at the Paris motor show
Announced prices for the new BMW 3 Series in Russia: a minimum of 2.5 million rubles
Porsche 911 Speedster
Sport convertible for two persons from Porsche. What else can be added here?
Of course, this is all interesting news at the Paris Auto Show is not over. In the reserve, there are dozens of cars that would be worth a look. Take a look at the most standing of them in the pictures: