Virtual reality and JP in person: Automechanika 2016

Want to know where we’re headed—and how fast MAHLE is moving? Here’s a brief summary of Automechanika 2016!

Infotainment at its best: at Automechanika 2016, visitors to the MAHLE stand were expecting a full product range—and a highly entertaining program. Tuning star JP from JP Performance presented his 500 hp Golf VII GTI; with the aid of virtual reality glasses, visitors could even experience a “live” test drive! The interior of a truck and a passenger car made of Plexiglas was on display for the whole world to see. And visitors could get a whiff of new innovations with the CareMetix® cabin air filter simulator. So it is no surprise that the MAHLE stands were extremely popular!


Facts and figures about Automechanika 2016

  • World’s largest exhibition for the independent aftermarket

  • 4,820 exhibitors from 76 countries—an all-time record!

  • 136,000 visitors from more than 170 countries

Performance trainees

One of the main attractions of our 800 m2 stand was certainly the 500 hp Golf VII GTI from JP Performance, tuned using MAHLE pistons. Young visitors in particular listened to Jean Pierre Kraemer as he enthusiastically described and explained all of the car’s features to them, right down to the last detail. JP was really in his element and, in his interview, said that he was very excited about the keen interest showed by the young people. One of the highlights of the stand was the “test drive”—with a 360° video and virtual reality glasses.

Keeping one nose ahead: CareMetix®

Getting a whiff of... nothing: JP was also visibly impressed by the CareMetix® simulator. And for good reason—after all, this innovation from MAHLE is an absolute world first: a cabin air filter that even absorbs odors. A real pleasure—and genuine added value—for motorists!

Important topics at Automechanika 2016

  • Increased car connectivity

  • Services of tomorrow

  • Truck expertise in the spotlight


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