The Aurus Senat (Russian: Сенат) is a luxury full-size sedan by Russian automaker Aurus Motors and developed by NAMI in Moscow, Russia.[4] The armoured limousine is powered by a 4.4 litre V8 engine developed by NAMI, with a 6.6 litre V12 (634 kW) becoming available at a later date.[4] It is the Presidential state car of Russia.[5] Development of the Senat started in 2013[6] with the car (in civilian S600 or official L700 versions) being put into production in 2021 at the Sollers JSC factory in Yelabuga.[7][8][9]

Aurus Senat
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Overview
ManufacturerAurus Motors
ProductionSeptember 2018 - Mid-2020
May 2021-present (120 units annually)
Model years2021–present [1]
AssemblyYelabuga, the Republic of Tatarstan, Russia[2]
DesignerAurus
Body and chassis
ClassFull-size luxury car
Body style
  • 4-door sedan
  • 4-door armoured limousine
LayoutLongitudinal front-engine, four-wheel drive
Powertrain
Engine4.4 L NAMI/Porsche Engineering developed V8 (twin-turbo gasoline)
Electric motorSEGZ, 62 hp (46 kW)
Transmission9-speed KATE R932 automatic
Hybrid drivetrainFHEV (Full Hybrid Electric Vehicle)
Dimensions
Wheelbase3,300 mm (129.9 in)
Length
  • 5,630 mm (221.7 in) (normal version)
  • 6,620 mm (260.6 in) (long / limousine version)
Width2,020 mm (79.5 in)
Height1,695 mm (66.7 in)
Curb weight
  • 2,700 kg (5,952 lb) (normal sedan)
  • 6,200 kg (13,669 lb) (head of Russia level armoured limo)[3]

The Aurus Senat is part of the Kortezh series, which will eventually include a van and an SUV.[10] The Senat was shown publicly for the first time at the Moscow International Automobile Salon in September 2018.

Cars of the Kortezh series (also known in Russian: Единая модульная платформа, ЕМП, lit.'Unified Modular Platform') [11][12] were expected to be available for export to the Middle East and China in late 2018.[13] A civilian version of the Senat is manufactured by a joint venture between the NAMI and LiAZ firms.[13] Expected retail prices were increased in 2018 to 10 million rubles ($160k), but in 2021, still before the first deliveries, became higher than 20 millions rubles (~$300k).[14]

Porsche and Bosch Engineering are reported to have been involved with the development of the engine.[15]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "The Aurus Senat Officially Goes Into Production, so You Too Can Roll Like Putin". autoevolution.com. 2 June 2021. Retrieved June 13, 2021.
  2. ^ "Russia begins production of high-end sedan promoted by Putin". Reuters. 31 May 2021.
  3. ^ "ЭКСКЛЮЗИВ! Аурус. Наш Роллс-Ройс. Проект Кортеж. Aurus. Rolls-Royce. Елена Лисовская. Лиса рулит" [EXCLUSIVE! Aurus. Our Rolls Royce. Project Kortezh. Aurus. Rolls-Royce. Elena Lisovskaya]. YouTube. Лиса Рулит. 29 Aug 2018. Retrieved 8 August 2019.
  4. ^ a b "Кортеж для президента: 5 фактов о новом лимузине Путина :: Autonews". Autonews. Retrieved 2018-05-12.
  5. ^ Putin ditches imported cars in favour of russian made limousine (www.euronews.com)
  6. ^ "Новый отечественный автомобиль представлен в ходе инаугурации Президента Российской Федерации" (in Russian). NAMI. Retrieved 12 May 2018.
  7. ^ "Russia's Aurus Senat Luxury Limousine Officially Enters Production". June 2021.
  8. ^ https://rusautonews.com/tag//[dead link]
  9. ^ "Russia starts series production of Aurus luxury cars".
  10. ^ "Putin takes inaugural ride in Russian-made limousine". Reuters. Retrieved 12 May 2018.
  11. ^ "2019 Aurus Senat". topspeed.com. 21 March 2019. Retrieved April 11, 2021.
  12. ^ "Aurus Senat: European debut for Russian limousine". tautocar.co.uk. Retrieved April 11, 2021.
  13. ^ a b "Российские автомобили Aurus будут экспортировать на Ближний Восток и в Китай". news.drom.ru (in Russian). Retrieved 12 May 2018.
  14. ^ "Нижний порог цены автомобиля проекта "Кортеж" поднялся с 6 до 10 млн рублей". Interfax.ru (in Russian). 7 May 2018. Retrieved 12 May 2018.
  15. ^ "Cortege: Putin protzt mit russischer Edelkarosse – Mercedes abgelöst". Handelsblatt Media Gruppe GmbH & Co. KG, Düsseldorf. Retrieved 11 March 2019.

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