A few years ago, everything to do with the saloon suddenly changed. Large, cumbersome and thickly padded instantly seemed outmoded qualities. On the road, something happened – something rather fast and dynamic: a sports car came along. A sports car with four seats, an unmistakable silhouette and performance figures normally associated only with a
Now the change continues. Forwards. On the road, something is happening again. For sporty drivers – and their sporty companions – our engineers and designers have created the next
The silhouette and proportions of the new
The wheelbase is 3 cm longer than that of the predecessor – the shorter overhang at the front and the longer overhang at the rear lend visual dynamism. The more prominent sculpting of the side creates the customary
A stunning identifying feature at the front: LED main headlights with four-spot daytime running lights. Distinguishing features in Acid Green: brake callipers, instrument cluster pointers, border of the "e-hybrid" logos on the front doors and the model designation on the tailgate.
Characteristic features of all
The tinted glass panels of the new panoramic sunroof on the
Available as an option for all
Night View provides the driver with information even beyond the range of the headlights. An infrared camera detects pedestrians or large wildlife before they are illuminated by the headlights. A thermal image in the instrument cluster warns the driver: the detected person or animal is highlighted in yellow – or in red and accompanied by an audible signal if within the critical range in front of the vehicle. In combination with PDLS Plus, the marker light function briefly flashes the headlight at the pedestrian on the kerbside or in the carriageway three times to alert the driver’s attention.
The interior has been completely restyled – and nevertheless remains typically
Also new is the control concept:
Above all, though, there is plenty of space and comfort. Not so typical of a sports car. Absolutely typical of the new
Analogue meets digital: the new instrument cluster of the
In the middle and in direct view of the driver is the analogue rev counter, its needle integral to its truly classic design. To the left and right, two high-resolution displays provide you with a variety of information as and when you need it, such as the navigation map or Night Vision Assist.
On the left-hand side of the rev counter is the speedometer. In its centre, you can see data relating to adaptive cruise control, for example. In the display field on the outside left, you can choose to show the speed limit indicator, traffic sign recognition or the outside temperature.
On the right-hand side, the possibilities are even more varied. The inside display field is occupied by information from the on-board computer, the fuel gauge or the residual range. In the field on the outside right, you can see the time. And there’s also the option of viewing the map of the navigation system.
Welcome to your personal climate zone. Four-zone automatic climate control features individual temperature setting controls for the driver and front passenger, and separate ones for each seat in the rear, too. The system also comes with a dedicated touchscreen display for the rear compartment. In addition to the air conditioning, this can be used to operate a range of other comfort and entertainment functions (depending on equipment specification).
An active carbon filter traps particles, pollen and odours and thoroughly filters fine dust out of the outside air before it can reach the interior.
A new ionisation function is available as an option – for improved air stream quality. Before it reaches the cabin, the air in the automatic climate control system is passed through an ioniser. Airborne viruses, bacteria and spores are reduced and the interior air is appreciably refreshed for an even more pleasant cabin environment.
The BOSE® Surround Sound System features 14 amplifier channels and offers a total output of 710 watts. Fourteen loudspeakers including a 160-watt passive subwoofer box ensure a balanced, faithfully reproduced acoustic pattern. The patented AudioPilot® Noise Compensation Technology continuously measures the ambient noise inside the vehicle and adapts music playback instantly and automatically so that a consistent sound is maintained – whatever the driving conditions. The result is a captivating 360° acoustic experience delivered to all four seat positions. At all times.
With SPORT mode, you can swap from a comfort-oriented tuning to a sporty setup. The electronic engine management system demands a sharper response. Engine dynamics become more direct. In SPORT mode, PDK shifts up later and shifts down sooner.
We rise to the challenge we’re given. The same applies to the wheel dimensions of the new