Europe is not a big market for hybrids because diesels provide similar fuel savings at a lower cost. But future emissions regulations will require more-expensive aftertreatment for diesels, so gas hybrids will become more competitive....More
The bodywork is ultra-light-weight carbon-fiber plus aluminum, and its design, exterior and interior, is both emotional and fully committed to communicate the concept’s technology and potential in a stronger-than-usual Audi style....More
The car’s muscle comes from Toyota Motorsport’s 1.6L 4-cyl. global race engine that delivers 300 hp to the front wheels. Two 60-hp electric motors power the rear wheels, which also enjoy an extra boost from regenerative braking....More
The Concept X5 eDrive does away with 6- and 8-cyl. powerplants in favor of an all-new 4-cyl. engine featuring BMW’s TwinPower Turbo technology that is mated to an electric motor developed and built within the BMW Group....More
The powerplant delivers 115 hp and 122 lb.-ft. of peak torque all the way from 1,800 to 4,700 rpm, generating more torque throughout its operating range than equally powerful, higher-displacement engines, the auto maker says....More
Standard equipment includes cruise control, six airbags, electronic stability control, tire-pressure monitoring and emergency-stop signal, “bringing new and higher levels of features and functionality to the segment,” the auto maker says....More
The new 2.0L and 2.5L engines represent the first time Porsche, which has a rich legacy of horizontally opposed piston engines, has developed one that combines turbocharging and only four cylinders....More
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