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
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