Those were the car innovations at the IAA MOBILITY 2021

Whether it's a practical city car, a station wagon suitable for families, an affordable car with seven seats, a sporty coupe, an all-electric touring car or a luxury SUV - at the IAA MOBILITY you could find automotive innovations for every taste. Whether electrically powered or with a combustion engine.


A lot of space in a small package: The ACM City One is a compact electric vehicle that is designed to be particularly affordable and practical. Designed entirely from the customer's perspective, it is intended to make e-mobility easier: Small batteries and simple charging options are all that is needed. The battery system consists of a permanently installed lithium-ion battery and case-like exchangeable batteries, which together should enable a range of up to 240 kilometers. Visually, the City One is kept simple, and up to 1450 liters of storage space can be created in no time at all. Its main application is to be in the fleet sector in particular.



With three luxury-class studies, Audi is showing where the journey will take it in the near future - one of which is at the IAA MOBILITY: the Audi grandsphere. The development toward electric and autonomous driving is giving designers more and more opportunities to completely rethink car interiors. The luxury class touring sedan should also demonstrate this: The interior is extremely spacious, and technically the grandsphere is theoretically capable of autonomous driving at Level 4 - in a not-too-distant future.

Gasoline-powered and no dreams of the future is the new RS 3 as a Sportback and sedan, which is a compact sports car with 400 hp and a top speed of 290 km/h and is also on display at the IAA MOBILITY.


BMW also offers a glimpse into the (near) future as well as the latest models: The i Vision Circular provides a glimpse of a compact BMW with a consistent focus on sustainability and luxury. Some elements of this can already be found in the iX electric SUV, which can be marveled at, as can the i4. The X5 with fuel cell, which BMW will use for demonstration and testing purposes next year, is also on display. In addition, the 2 Series Coupe, the updated X3 and X4 and the 4 Series Gran Coupe are on display as part of IAA MOBILITY 2021, and so is the updated iX3. New is the CE 04 e-scooter with a range of 130 kilometers and new connectivity solutions.


A city runabout that slims down when needed and fits into any space - that's probably the dream of every city dweller looking for a parking space. The Israeli start-up City Transformer is presenting its solution at the IAA MOBILITY: A car with an innovative folding mechanism. This allows the City Transformer to shrink from the size of a normal car to the width of a motorcycle. In addition, it runs purely on electricity, is optimally networked and is therefore also perfectly suited for use in fleets. The basic model is expected to cost around $13,000 (approx. 11,000 euros) and can already be pre-ordered for a down payment of $180 (approx. 152 euros).


Seat's sporty brand presents a concept vehicle that combines all-electric driving, sustainability and performance with ,,exciting" virtual world aesthetics. The Cupra Urban Rebel is a preview of an urban electric performance vehicle. To that end, Cupra is showing the Born electric sports car in Munich.


Dacia is presenting itself with a completely new brand identity and logo - and a seven-seater family vehicle called Jogger. This role was previously played by the Lodgy high-roof station wagon. The facelifted Duster and the Spring e-car are also on show.


In Munich, the Cologne-based company presents electrified vehicles such as the battery-electric Mustang Mach-E, the Kuga plug-in hybrid (PHEV) or the Puma with mild hybrid. But the focus is on the Ford Mustang Mach-E GT, the most powerful version of the all-electric Mustang Mach-E series with 487 hp. In terms of torque, the GT surpasses all production models Ford has offered in Europe to date. 860 Nm catapult the electric behemoth from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.7 seconds. With a battery capacity of 98.7 kWh, up to 500 kilometers of driving should be possible.


The Koreans are focusing on zero-emission mobility at their trade show appearance, and here in particular on hydrogen. However, there will also be test drives with the electric models Ioniq 5, Nexo and Kona Elektro.


Kia presents the world debut of the new Kia Sportage Plug-in Hybrid. This is the first time the brand is showing a body variant of the SUV designed specifically for the European market. Kia is also focusing on all-electric drives for its appearance at the IAA MOBILITY. The EV6 will be on show as a European premiere - the first Kia on a platform specially designed for electric drives. Among other things, it offers ultra-fast charging of four and a half minutes for a range of 100 kilometers.


Mercedes presents five e-cars at the IAA MOBILITY: The EQE is the same size and comfort as the E-Class, but is pure electric. In addition, there is the first battery-electric luxury sedan from Mercedes-AMG and a concept car for the luxury offshoot Mercedes-Maybach, the Mercedes-Maybach EQS. There is also the EQB and a new SUV from Smart (see below). With the Concept EQT, Mercedes-Benz Vans is giving a concrete preview of the first premium vehicle for families and leisure-oriented private customers in the small van segment: the T-Class and its all-electric variant. The luxury EQS is also on display in Munich, as well as the electric Concept EQG.

There will also be conventionally powered models such as the all-terrain version of the C-Class Estate, and an armored version of the S-Class.


From Switzerland comes the Isetta successor in spirit: Small, spherical, cozy - in contrast to the original from the 1950s, however, with electric drive.


In addition to the successful models, the purely electrically powered Mini Cooper SE and the plug-in hybrid model Mini Cooper SE Countryman ALL4, the British BMW subsidiary is bringing along the physical version of the Urbanaut: Here, Mini shows how a vehicle can adapt to different needs - even away from driving - with various space concepts.


The Chinese carmaker Great Wall will launch the Ora electric brand on the German market in early 2022. The first model will be the Cat 01 compact electric car, with four more models to follow by 2025.

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Porsche's Mission R concept car combines state-of-the-art technologies and sustainable materials such as natural fiber-reinforced plastics with a great deal of racing passion. The two newly developed electric motors in the Porsche Mission R produce up to 1,088 hp in so-called qualifying mode.


For the French, it's all about electrification. The Mégane E-Tech Electric had its world premiere. In addition, the French automaker also presents the R5 Prototype (with strong retro influences of the small car of the 80s) and its E-Tech range.

Renault's mobility brand MOBILIZE presents Mobilize Limo, its first passenger car model for individual passenger transport by ridehailing and cab services. The four-door, purely battery-powered sedan is to be offered to commercial and private ride-hailing services in selected international markets at flex rates as a complete mobility and service package.


The original city runabout brand is undergoing a surprising image change: Complete electrification is now followed by the first SUV. With a length of around four meters, a rear bench seat and fully electric drive, a first preview is available at the IAA MOBILITY. The compact electric vehicle is the result of a collaboration between Mercedes and Geely.


The new T7, the revised Polo, the Taigo small SUV coupé and the ID. range (ID.3 Pro S, ID.4, ID.4 GTX) - Volkswagen has a lot to marvel at at the IAA MOBILITY. Still in camouflage is the ID.5 GTX, the coupé variant of the ID.4. The ID.Life had a surprise premiere: As a small car in the price segment starting at 20,000 euros, it is intended to represent the entry into VW electromobility. The target group is a young, urban audience.


The Chinese manufacturer WEY is launching an SUV with plug-in hybrid drive in Germany. The hybrid system enables an electric range of up to 150 kilometers.

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