Earlier this week the Geneva Auto Show opened its doors and like every year since 1905 it is hosting auto manufacturers from around the world who are displaying the best of their new technology, vehicles, and concepts.
INFINITI EMERG-E Concept Emerges
A highly advanced, mid-ship sports car that provides an exciting glimpse into Infiniti’s future, the INFINITI EMERG-E Concept has debuted at the 2012 Geneva Auto Show. The INFINITI EMERGE-E is the ultimate expression of Infiniti’s inspired performance.
Its advanced technology draws on the knowledge of suppliers beyond Infiniti’s usual base. With a 300 kW mid-engine, twin motor, this electric motors-powered sports car is capable of accelerating from 0-60 mpg in just four seconds; and from 0 to 130 in a 30-second burst. This vehicle also operates as an exciting, zero emission urban transport over a 30-mile range.
“It is elegant yet dynamic, and has graceful power,” said Senior Vice President and Chief Creative Officer Shiro Nakamura.
Mercedes-Benz New A-Class
With the world-premiere of the all-new A-Class Mercedes-Benz made a clear statement on the new dynamism they are headed for. The new A-Class sits lower to the ground than its predecessor by up to 7 inches. With a reinterpretation of the classic two-box design, Mercedes-Benz designers have created an emotional exterior with an extremely sporty character. The A-Class sets a new benchmark in its class.
New Developments from smart
Smart revealed numerous new ideas for mobility in urban areas at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show:
The smart forus translates the practical loading concept of a pickup to the reality of the urban traffic for the first time. With state-of-the-art electric drive with a 55 KW magneto-electric motor the zero-emission smart for-us is agile and lively to drive.
This June the smart fortwo electric drive will start winning buyers in more than 30 countries for its innovative and forward-looking drive concept; with its new battery the smart fortwo electric drive is now able to pass the 75 mph mark.
The smart BRABUS electric drive offers a look at the sporty version of the smart fortwo electric drive. In addition to modifications to the exterior and interior styling, its drive has been designed to be particularly dynamic and powerful acceleration. Alloy wheels also add to the sporty appeal.
Audi A3 Makes its World Premiere
The Audi A3 is the athlete in its segment; the upscale equipment and trim underscores its elegant style. The basic design expresses the sporty elegance of the A3 with its single-frame grille element and light guide rods in the tail lights that form distinctive contours. Sporty elegance infuses the interior also – with gleaming aluminum-look applications, air vents framed in black rings, and the instrument feature faces backed in gray. The A3 Sportback also offers impressive luggage capacity that varies between 13 and 38 cubic feet.
The Audi A3 Cabriolet, available in the Europe market only, was also unveiled in Geneva.