What a week. Monday evening I was at VW, and CEO Herbert Diess drove in the ID. Buzz in front (which immediately attracts passers-by). He talked enthusiastically about the car Mecca in Goodwood, where the world of combustion engines and the electric world met. The next afternoon I was at Audi and saw the new generation of electric cars and combustion engines, which I’m not (yet) allowed to write about. Just so much: Unlike TV series, the last season will be the best.
Late in the evening, the EU environment ministers then overturned the ban on combustion engines. Okay, that was a rude joke. You just reformulated the ban on combustion engines in such a way that you might think it isn’t one: the decision was made to have zero-emission cars from 2035. You can read what I think about it on page 14 of the new issue.
But that’s not all. An SUV driver, who is no stranger to Flensburg, should also pay a higher fine because she is driving an SUV and it is more dangerous. I once learned that speed beats mass, so even a small car can be dangerous. You can read what excites my colleague Andreas May about it on page 15 of the magazine. Speaking of colleague May. You can find out what treasure he found at VW from page 74 of the magazine.
The new AUTO BILD 27/2022: Here are all the topics
NEW HITS First drive in the Kia Niro plug-in hybrid • Mercedes-AMG EQE 53 4Matic +: We turn a lap in the strong Stromer • BMW 3.0 CSL, MG 4, Lexus ES, McMurtry Spéirling MESSAGES Combustion off – but no outcry? • Germans want range • Comment: Higher penalties for SUV drivers TESTING & TECHNOLOGY Compact comparison: Fresh Ford Focus against Kia Ceed and VW Golf • Convertible Extra: BMW 4 Series, Mazda MX-5 and VW T-Roc plus large catalog • Everyday relationship: BMW M8 Gran Coupé Competition • Comparison test: Genesis GV60 against Volvo XC40 • Used cars: Nissan X-Trail REPORTS Mike and Charlie Cooper: They keep the legend of John Cooper alive • On your marks, get set, go: AUTO BILD is part of the disc change world championship SERVICE Seven roof boxes in the test • Driving abroad: Driving too fast is so expensive – and more HEADINGS Motorsport: Porsche in Le Mans • The Golden Steering Wheel 2022 • Action: Sonax rim cleaner • Action: Hot Wheels Legends Tour 2022 • Extra tour: VW Phaeton II.