They say that a car is just a means of transportation. But the automobile industry is developing at an insane pace, the latest technologies are used in the development of motor vehicles, the most sophisticated software is put into the car control systems, and a great number of electronic aides are provided for the use of the vehicle. Some car models exceed the highest expectations and are ahead of their time in terms of technology.
The most technologically advanced cars in the world
We have compiled a rating of the most technologically advanced cars that are worthy of the name “cars of the future”:
- Tesla Model S Plaid.
- Mercedes-Benz S-Class.
- Hyundai Kona Electric.
- Audi e-tron GT.
- Porsche Taycan.
Tesla Model S Plaid
The super dynamic Tesla Model S Plaid sports sedan can accelerate to 100 km/h in just 2 seconds, and this is not the only parameter by which the electric car is a champion.
Tesla Model S Plaid Features:
- power of the electric “heart” of the car 750 kW/1020 hp;
- top speed of 322 kilometers per hour;
- battery capacity of 100 kWh (fast charging in just 15 minutes);
- range of 637/628 kilometers;
- Intelligent blower system that saves up to 50% of energy in climate control operation;
- spacious trunk 793 liters, which increases to 1645 liters when the rear seats are folded down;
- fall comfortable and spacious interior;
- security at the highest level;
It is possible to enumerate technical perfections and advantages of this car for a very long time.
Mercedes-Benz S-Class has been produced since 1972, 7 generations of the model have been developed, each of which received at least one restyling. And each version of this model stood out from the general range of cars with its strong character and unique equipment ahead of time. In the latest modifications, the manufacturer offers cars in sedan and coupe bodies, and also produces a hybrid version of the sedan. Hybrids run on both gasoline and diesel fuel. These are powerful units – minimum power is 201 hp, maximum is 585 hp. All have rear-wheel drive, complete with automatic transmission and robotized transmission.
Mercedes-Benz S-Class is a leader in comfort, reliability, and the number of active and passive safety systems integrated into it.
Hyundai Kona Electric
Another car ahead of its time is the all-electric subcompact crossover Hyundai Kona Electric. Cars from Korea are of great interest to fans of modern electric cars. They are interesting first of all for their extensive electronic equipment, as well as original design and reliability.
- powerful 150 kW (204 hp) electric motor;
- battery capacity is 64 kWh;
- range on a full charge – 449 km;
- mains charging time 9 h 50 min, at the charging station – 50 min up to 80%;
- goes to 60 km/h in 7.6 seconds;
- has a top speed of 167 km/h.
Audi e-tron GT
If you were looking for a sedan, you could hardly imagine such perfect shapes. From the first look at the new sporty Audi e-tron GT, it is clear that this is the car of the future. The car is fully electric. It is equipped with two synchronous motors on each side of the axle on a permanent magnet. The torque from the electric motors is transmitted to all four wheels at once.
The vehicle is equipped with a lithium-ion battery with a new cooling system. The battery capacity is 85/93 kWh. The driving range on such a battery on the WLTP cycle is more than 487 km. The battery can be charged from the mains (full charge time 9 hours 15 minutes) and at charging stations (20 minutes to 80% charge).
The total power of electric motors is 350 kW (476 hp) With such characteristics, the car starts easily and accelerates to 100 km/h in just 4.1 seconds. The top speed of the electric sedan-coupe is 245 km/h.
Not only speed, power, economy, but also design fully corresponds to the trends of new times. Audi engineers worked together with Porsche specialists on the sporty, multi-component body structure. The interior of the saloon also shows an accent on digitalization and technology: fully digital dashboard, touch screen display. In the interior design the manufacturer uses vegan materials (non-animal origin).
The Porsche Taycan is the epitome of freedom and speed. Sport sedan and station wagon – two versions of the model that completely change your idea of what an everyday car should be. When you choose Porsche Taycan, you choose to be stylish and colorful, you choose comfort and technology, care for the environment and the possibility of long journeys.
Characteristics of an electric car:
- 326 horsepower electric motor;
- transmission is a gearbox;
- rear-wheel drive;
- 79.2 kW battery;
- driving range – up to 464 km in a mixed cycle;
- acceleration to 100 km/h – 5.1 seconds;
- top speed is 220 kilometers per hour.