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Geneva 2011: Porsche Panamera S Hybrid

Porsche Panamera S Hybrid is exhibited at the Geneva Motor Show. It is powered by supercharged 3.0-liter V6 engine with 333PS (245 kW)  and a 35kW (47PS) electric motor. The total power is 380PS (279 kW) and 580Nm (428 lb-ft). 0 to 100 km/h in 6 seconds flat and Vmax – 270 km/h (168 mph), which is perfect for big SAV. The most important is the fuel consumption - 6.8 l/100 km (34.6 mpg) and CO2 emissions of 159 g/km. Furthermore, the S Hybrid can go up to 2 km (1.24 miles) on electricity al

Mitsubishi e-compact

E-compact concept is one of the latest creations of Misubishi Motor Company. The small car was unveiled at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show and it will go in production later this year. Misubishi e-compact measures 3 740mm long, 1 680mm wide, 1 490mm high. It is B-segment vehicle, but it offers 5-seats and enough luggage space. E-compact is powered by 1.0 liter three-cylinder MIVEC petrol engine coupled with 5-speed manual gearbox. It also features Auto Stop and Go system and Brake energy regene

2012 Infiniti M35 Hybrid priced at 53,700 USD

Infiniti has announced a MSPR of 53,700 USD for its 2012 Infiniti M Hybrid, which is scheduled to hit the US market on March 16. Representing the world’s first pure luxury performance hybrid, Infiniti M Hybrid sports a proven 3.5-liters DOHC 24-valve V6 powerplant, which mated to a 50 kW electric motor delivers a hybrid net power of 360 horsepower, while estimating fuel economy of 27 mpg City, 32 mpg Highway, and Combined fuel economy of 29 mpg. The all-new 2012 Infiniti M performance luxury sedan will also be o

Porsche Panamera S Hybrid

Porsche has added another member to its Panamera luxury sedan range – Porsche Panamera S Hybrid. Aimed at offering buyers even more efficient combination of economy and performance, the new Panamera S Hybrid estimates a total power output of 380 horsepower (279 kW) with CO2 emissions of just 159 g/km and fuel economy of 30.4 mpg combined. Thanks to Porsche’s intelligent performance, the new Panamera S Hybrid accelerates from standstill to 62 mph in 6.0 seconds on its way to a top speed of

2012 Infiniti M35h EPA rating

Infiniti, the high-end rides division of Nissan has officially announced the EPA fuel economy rating for its first production hybrid performance luxury sedan, the 2012 Infiniti M35h, which is more than amazing - 32 miles per gallon Highway. Recording 27 mpg in the City, the 2012 Infiniti M35h has a Combined fuel economy of 29 mpg, while offering its customers more than 350 horsepower and exclusively premium ambience. The ride will celebrate its market launch this spring, featuring all-new

2012 Ford Focus Electric teaser

Ford has officially released the first teaser image of its 100% electrically driven Ford Focus, which is ready to celebrate its public premiere at the upcoming Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. This eco-friendly Focus represents the first of five new electric vehicles scheduled for debut by 2012. At the event, the all-new Ford Focus Electric will be introduced by the automaker’s CEO, Alan Mulally. According to the latest rumors, the Focus Electric will be capable of traveling 1

2014 Volkswagen Golf Blue-E-Motion - Zero emissions car

Golf blue-E-motion will hit the market in 2014, if the world doesn't end in 2012 as Inca people believed. The electric version of the most popular car in Europe will be powered by 115PS (85 kW) motor with 270 Nm of torque. However, the continuous power output stands at 69PS (50 kW) through the front-wheel drive.

Saab 9-3 ePower is the company's first EV

It is very fashionable to create electric vehicles and here is Saab’s first EV – 9-3 ePower prototype. It will make its official debut at the 2010 Paris Motor Show. Saab 9-3 ePower is powered by 135kW (184PS) electric motor. With such power, the car accelerates from 0 to 100km/h in 8.5 seconds and can hit a top speed of 150 km/h (93mph), which is not bad for EV. It can travel up to 200 km (124 miles) on a single charge. The batteries are lithium-ion with capacity of 35.5 kWh, when they are depleted, they can be

Lexus CT 200h is the most aerodynamically efficient car in its class

Lexus are famous with their innovations and technologies. Recently, a lot manufacturers  have been paying attention to the fuel consumption, because of the regulations and marketing. In that case, they have to improve not only the engines, but the aerodynamics, too. Lexus CT 200h full hybrid is the most aerodynamically efficient car in its class achieving Cd 0.28.  Furthermore, the quality of the handling is better, the ride comfort and the

Mercedes-Benz is going to introduce 9G-Tronic transmission

Recently, seems like the automobile manufacturers compete each other, who will develop more sophisticated gearbox. Back in 1980’s, the cars with 5-speed manual gearboxes were very rare and the automatic transmission were with only 3 or 4 speeds. In the 1990’s, the premium brands – Audi, BMW, Mercedes, VW sta

Audi wraps its Autonomous TTS in special motosport livery

Audi, the renowned German brand for premium sporty rides has unveiled a new specially designed livery for the Autonomous Audi TTS as it is entering the final stage of preparations for the high-speed test up Pikes Peak in Colorado this fall. This new dress pays homage to the Audi cars that made motorsports history a gen

Toyota and EDF Energy will test Plug-in Hybrid Vehicle Leasing Programme

Toyota and EDF Energy today launch a three-year leasing programme, which brings extra-low emissions plug-in hybrid vehicle technology to the streets of London. Toyota Prius Plug-in will join the vehicle fleets of five businesses and public organisations, where they will demonstrate the fuel efficiency, low emissions, cost savings and everyday practicality their rechargeable hybrid power system can deliver. The data collected by the real-