«Currently there is no segment growing faster than that of compact SUVs. For Mercedes-AMG it is therefore a logical step to make a self-confident statement in this segment with the GLA 45 AMG. Not least on account of the performance-oriented AMG 4MATIC all-wheel drive, our new high-performance-SUVis a true AMG when it comes to driving dynamics.»
Tobias Moers, Chairman of the Board of Management of Mercedes‑AMG GmbH
LED headlights are standard in the BMW i8 and go perfectly with the exceptional sports car concept. All lighting elements are completely in LED and low-beam and high-beam are widely spaced.
The optional high-beam headlights with laser light technology that will be available in a special edition from the end of 2014 onwards includes a typical BMW i U-shaped frame, from which the running lights and the built-in indicators are operated. A second, wide light frame surrounds the innovative laser light unit and emphasises its three-dimensionality.
A passively lit blue band signalises the lighting unit’s innovative technology.
In the equipment with laser light, the headlights have a brilliant metallic side cover rather than a dark one. The overall impression of the light concept is unmistakeably BMW i8.
Wolfgang Egger, 50, has moved to Torino to meet the ultimate designer’s challenge at Italdesign.
In its 45 years, the Italian think-tank has only had two directors of styling (they call it this way to stress they also do engineering work and a lot more) whose name is on the top of the building: nothing less than Giorgetto and Fabrizio Giugiaro.
Egger is the first non family-member to take that responsibility and if he succeeds he will be ready to replace Walter De Silva when he will eventually resign.
Audi’s design team has done extremely in the past seven years under Egger’s management and the current and coming range of cars are there to witness his success.
Probably there was not much more that Egger could deliver to Audi for second next model generation.
Now can he do as much and as well for many more brands of the VW Group?