New Cars Coming To Showrooms In Europe In Spring: May, Part 3
This year many new cars arrive to dealerships and reach customers. The spring of 2019 is a bumper season for new deliveries. We’ve already reported about the models which go on sale in Europe in March and April, now a few words about May.
Audi updated the R8 in the middle of its life circle adding power and making visual changes to a grille, a spoiler, air intakes, headlights. The suspension was revised too.
The base car’s output increased by 30hp (from 540 to 570hp) and by 10lb-ft to 406lb-ft (551Nm) of torque. That improves a 0-62mph acceleration time to 3.4 seconds.
The Performance version has also become more potent and faster. It got a new titanium valve train.
Audi restyled its compact model to make it more competitive and keep it up with recently launched A6, A7 and A8 sedans. Exterior and interior updates observed, including Audi’s dual-screen infotainment system, improved 48V mild hybrid system for better efficiency and simplified 12V set-up.
Bentley Continental GT Convertible
This drop-top version joins to the Continental GT coupé which recently arrived. It features a faster-to-close folding fabric roof. The car accelerates to 62 mph (100km/h) only 0.1 seconds slower than the coupé and gains a top speed of 207mph (333 km/h). Compared to its predecessor, the Bentley Continental GTC is better to handle and ride, stiffer and lighter.
DS 3 Crossback
Shares the platform with new Peugeot 208 and Vauxhall Corsa. The first PSA model on sale with a choice of power units – petrol, diesel, all-electric. Unites the bold exterior with high-end interior.