Report from Detroit – Highlights from the 2016 North American International Auto Show

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New Porsche 911 Turbo

Porsche

Porsche brought the updated version of its most powerful 911models to Detroit. The Turbo and Turbo S feature an updated 3.8-liter engine, new inlet ports in the cylinder head, new injector nozzles and a higher fuel pressure. The new six-cylinder engine is now able to produce 20 more horsepower (15 kW) compared to its predecessor.

The maximum power output of the 911 Turbo is 540 horsepower while the Turbo S offers up to 580 horsepower. Both models reach the 62 mph (100 km/h) mark within 3.0 seconds and have a top speed of 205 mph (330 km/h) for the Turbo S and 198 mph (320 km/h) for the Turbo. According to Porsche, the average fuel economy is expected to be 25.8 mph (9.1 l/100 km).

Volkswagen

Das Auto is gone. In the course of the Dieselgate affair, Volkswagen is reworking its entire marketing strategy. One casualty is the “Das Auto” slogan.

Quo vadis, Volkswagen?

Quo vadis, Volkswagen?

One year ago, at the 2015 North American International Auto Show the Wolfsburg-based car manufacturer was happily receiving the award “North American Car of the Year” for the Volkswagen Golf. This year Volkswagen might be happy to make it through the show without any major new crises arising.

Having celebrated its world premiere at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show, shortly before Dieselgate, the all-new VW Tiguan was unveiled for North America as a Tiguan GTE Active Concept.

The Tiguan GTE Active Concept is based on the new MQB platform and powered by a 150-horsepower turbocharged gasoline engine and two electric motors. One electric motor is located at the front axle and supplies 54 horsepower while the second motor is placed at the rear axle and provides 115 horsepower. The plugin-hybrid system makes it possible to attain a driving range of 20 miles (32 km) in all-electric mode.

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