Tesla Model S matches gas cars by going 320 miles at average speeds of 75 mph


During the run, the test driver drove the Model S Long Range Plus through a 100-mile stretch of interstate, involving an out-and-back loop at 75 mph in cruise control. We had to lengthen the course instead, notching 320 miles at 75 mph, the best result of any EV yet,” wrote Car and Driver.

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Road Test: 2021 Ford Bronco Sport Outer Banks 4WD

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are 25 mpg city/28 highway/ 26 combined. A 100-mile piece of those miles was an all-freeway run with the adaptive cruise control set at 65 mph and in Eco mode, returning 32.1 We also feature those efficient gas-powered vehicles that are among the top mpg vehicles in their class.

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Successful run across the US on 37.6 gallons of 100% NEXBTL renewable diesel; 66.7 mpg w/ average speed 67.7 mph

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On 26 June, CLP Motorsports’ Superlite Coupe crossed the finish line in Santa Monica, California, after driving across the USA on one tank of NEXBTL renewable diesel ( earlier post )—the first time that this type of trip was driven using a fuel that is made exclusively from bio-based raw materials.

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Ford C-MAX Hybrid EPA-rated at 47 mpg city, 47 mpg highway; plug-in Energi version offers 85 mph top electric speed

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The Ford C-MAX Hybrid ( earlier post ) is now officially EPA-certified at 47 mpg city, 47 mpg highway and 47 mpg combined (5.0L/100km), bettering the fuel economy of the Toyota Prius v by 3 mpg on the city cycle and 7 mpg on the highway (5 mpg combined).

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Road Test: 2021 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Limited

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Gets more than 50 mpg. The EPA estimates fuel economy to be 45 mpg city/51 highway/47 combined: numbers that make Clean Fleet Report smile as we are happy to drive a car that is a serious fuel sipper. Making a Case to Consider a Sedan. Great style. Drives as well as it looks.

Trident Iceni: The 200 MPH, 57 MPG Diesel Supercar

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It's been a long time since diesels were clanky, slow, smelly and noisy, but very few carmakers have gone down the route of making a diesel sports car or supercar. To some that might seem strange--after all, diesel engines are certainly capable of delivering high power and torque figures. In other ways, it's not that odd--what millionaire supercar

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52 MPG At 70 MPH? No, Not In A Prius--In A Porsche Panamera

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Steady-speed highway cruising doesn't actually take that much energy compared to accelerating up to, say, 70 mph in the first place. Does 52 mpg at 70 mph sound impressive to you? The really hard part is getting consistently high gas mileage in all driving conditions--which is why the 50-mpg Toyota Prius hybrid is still a remarkable vehicle.

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2013 Lexus GS 450h: MPG, MPH And. BPM? (Video)

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Hybrids are great. Economical, clean, soothing, relaxing, quiet, thrilling. Okay, perhaps not the last one, as thrills are conspicuously absent from many hybrids on the market today. However, some carmakers are changing that image with powerful and luxurious models--and Lexus is one of those carmakers. How better to show off the new, edgy breed

Road Test: 2021 Hyundai Venue

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To maximize fuel economy, selecting the Normal drive mode is key to equaling or besting the EPA rating of 30 mpg city/34 highway/32 combined. We also feature those efficient gas-powered vehicles that are among the top mpg vehicles in their class. Affordable, Subcompact Crossover.

Road Test: 2021 Volvo XC90 Recharge T8 PHEV

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Fuel economy for the Recharge is 55 miles per gallon equivalent (MPGe) when you use electricity and gasoline and drops to 27 mpg when you don’t charge up the battery. I averaged 25 mpg over 364 miles of mostly freeway driving. Local Electric Driving, No Range Anxiety.

Road Test: 2021 Cadillac Escalade Duramax 4WD

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Duramax turbodiesel is EPA rated at 20 mpg city/26 highway/22 combined. But on a 180-mile all-freeway run with the adaptive cruise control set at 65 mph, we got an impressive 28.8 We also feature those efficient gas-powered vehicles that are among the top mpg vehicles in their class.

2013 Chevrolet Cruze Diesel: Not Just MPG, MPH On Offer Too

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Diesels: Dirty and slow, right? Only if you've never left the 1980s. Diesel engine technology has come along in leaps and bounds over the past two decades and the best of today's diesel vehicles easily offer a compromise between performance and economy to best equivalent gasoline vehicles. General Motors thinks that U.S. consumers want the extra

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Toyota anticipates 2016 Prius at 52 mpg combined, 56 mpg with Eco grade

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Toyota anticipates that the 2016 Prius ( earlier post ) will deliver fuel economy ratings of 54 MPG city / 50 MPG highway / 52 MPG combined. A new Eco grade model is expecting ratings of 58 MPG city / 53 MPG highway / 56 MPG combined thanks to lighter weight and further optimized aerodynamics. A small in-vehicle speaker emits a low but noticeable warning tone when traveling below approximately 15 mph, and the sound changes with vehicle speed.

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Toyota introducing Corolla Hybrid to US at LA Auto Show; at least 50 mpg

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The new hybrid version of Toyota’s all-time best-selling car series achieves at least 50 mpg (4.7 The model adapts the latest Toyota Hybrid Synergy Drive from the new-generation Prius, already proven as an MPG winner. Full-Speed DRCC (Dynamic Radar Cruise Control): Designed for highway use, designed to maintain a set vehicle-to-vehicle distance and is also capable of low-speed following up to speeds of about 24 mph.

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Elio Motors unveils engine prototype for 84 mpg highway 3-wheeler

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As the team began to dive into some of the details and changes to meet the desired Elio targets, it found that the Geo Metro engine would not meet the fuel efficiency targets to enable the vehicle fuel economy goal of 84 mpg highway. After running computer simulations, it was apparent that a new engine design was needed to work with the Elio vehicle to achieve this goal and still maintain a top speed of more than 100 MPH with goal of 0-to-60 MPH in less than 10 seconds.

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Volkswagen introduces new 1L, 3-cylinder gasoline Golf; 54.7 mpg

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mpg US) (99 g/km CO 2 )—more efficient than any previous Golf with a gasoline engine. seconds and goes on to a top speed of 204 km/h (127 mph). l/100 km (52 mpg). l/100 km (51 mpg). In Europe, Volkswagen has introduced the new Golf TSI BlueMotion featuring a new 1.0-liter, 3-cylinder with low fuel consumption of 4.3 l/100 km (54.7 Volkswagen unveiled the model earlier this year at the Geneva show.)

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GM to introduce strong hybrid version of Malibu; combined fuel economy above 45 mpg; leverages Volt

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Using technology from the 2016 Chevrolet Volt propulsion system ( earlier post ), Malibu Hybrid will offer an estimated combined fuel economy rating exceeding 45 mpg (5.22 l/100 km), higher than the combined cycle mileage ratings of the Ford Fusion, Toyota Camry and Hyundai Sonata hybrid variants and a significant boost over the 29 mpg combined of the MY 2015 Malibu with 2.5L GM will introduce a strong hybrid version of the next-generation Malibu.

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Porsche Panamera Diesel delivers 6.3L/100km (37 mpg)

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mpg US)—167 g/km CO 2 —on the NEDC with optional low-friction tires. mpg US) with 172 g/km CO 2. seconds, with a top speed of 242 km/h (150 mph). The Porsche Panamera Gran Turismo with a 3.0L diesel engine consumes 6.3 l/100 km (37.3 Range on a single tank is in excess of 1,200 kilometers (746 miles). With the standard tires the fuel consumption is 6.5 l/100 km (36.2 The 3.0L V6 engine has a rated output of 250 hp (184 kW) achieved between 3,800 rpm and 4,400 rpm.

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Mugen CR-Z: Hybrid Honda Hot Rod Mixes MPG And MPH

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Honda's aim with its CR-Z hybrid sports coupe was to inject a bit of much-needed excitement into a market that viewed traditional hybrids as a bit dull, a bit vanilla. Unfortunately for some, the CR-Z was neither a tire-burning machine nor a particularly parsimonious runabout. Maybe vanilla was the best hybrid fans could hope for. Step forward

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Road Test: 2021 GMC Sierra 1500 Duramax 4WD Crew Cab AT4 CarbonPro

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Fuel economy for the 3.0-liter Duramax turbodiesel is EPA rated at 22 mpg city/26 highway/24 combined. mpg, but on a 100-mile all-freeway run with the adaptive cruise control set at 65 mph, we got an impressive 29.8 News: Pickup Trucks Make Big Power/MPG Moves.

Audi introduces new top end diesel SQ5 TDI plus; 340 hp, 35.6 mpg

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mph) in 5.1 mpg US) with emission of 174 g CO 2 /km (280.0 Audi is further expanding its range of S models, with the new SQ5 TDI plus arriving at German dealerships in October. The 3.0L biturbo V6 TDI diesel produces 250 kW (340 hp) by way of increased injection pressure, resulting in 20 kW/27 hp more power compared to the SQ5 TDI. Peak torque is increased by 50 (36.9 lb-ft) to 700 N·m (516.3 lb-ft). The diesel SUV accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h (62.1

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New 2016 Range Rover Evoque with new Ingenium diesel will deliver up to 56 mpg; Geneva debut

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l/100 km (56 mpg US) and CO 2 emissions of 109 g/km. l/100km (49 mpg US) and CO 2 emissions from 125g/km. l/100km (30 mpg US) and CO 2 emissions of 181g/km. Top speed mph (km/h). mph and 19 mph (1.8 Land Rover will stage the world debut of the MY 2016 Range Rover Evoque. Equipped with the EU6-compliant, four-cylinder Ingenium diesel ( earlier post) , the new Evoque will be the most efficient production Land Rover yet, with fuel consumption as low as 4.2

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Audi unveils first “ultra” production model: fuel efficient A3 1.6 TDI ultra with 73.5 mpg US

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US mpg). The car has a top speed of 200 km/h (124 mph) and accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 10.5 Audi A3 1.6 TDI ultra. Click to enlarge. Audi unveiled its most fuel-efficient production model, the A3 1.6 TDI ultra. With 81 kW (110 hp) of power output, the Audi A3 1.6 TDI ultra consumes 3.2 liters of diesel per 100 kilometers (73.50 This equates to 85 grams of CO 2 emissions per kilometer (137 g/mile).

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Volkswagen unveils Golf GTE Sport PHEV concept: 0-100 km/h in 4.3s and 118 mpg

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seconds, has a top speed of up to 280 km/h (174 mph), yet offers fuel consumption of just 2.0 l/100 km/h (118 mpg) on the NEDC cycle for plug-in hybrid vehicles. The Golf GTE Sport sprints to 50 km/h (31 mph) in 1.8 seconds, and the maximum speed permitted in Austria, i.e. 130 km/h (81 mph), in 6.5 On German motorways, the concept car reaches 200 km/h (124 mph) in 15.9 Golf GTE Sport PHEV concept. Click to enlarge.

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New 3rd generation Audi TT diesel offers fuel economy of 56 mpg

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The new sports car can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 7.2 seconds and reaches a top speed of 235 km/h (146 mph). liters per 100 km (56 mpg US), which translates into CO 2 emissions of 110 g/km (177 g/mile). seconds, and on up to an electronically governed top speed of 250 km/h (155 mph). seconds; top speed is 250 km/h (155 mph); fuel consumption of 6.8 liters per 100 km (35 mpg US ) and CO2 emissions of 159 g per km (256 g/mile).

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Opel Astra with 1.6 CDTI diesel drops fuel consumption as low as 64 mpg US

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mpg US) with 97 g/km CO 2 in the NEDC combined cycle. liters diesel per 100 km (60 mpg US) in the NEDC test procedure (New European Driving Cycle)—up to up to 8% less than the 1.7-liter engine it is replacing. mpg US) with CO 2 emissions of 97 g/km. Top speed is 200 km/h (124 mph) and the notchback even reaches 205 km/h (127 mph). seconds, and top speed is 186 km/h (116 mph).

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Toyota announces expected fuel economy and pricing for RAV4 Hybrid: 33 mpg combined, entry at $28,370

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Toyota anticipates that the 2016 RAV4 Hybrid—unveiled earlier this year at the New York International Auto Show ( earlier post ) and the eighth hybrid in Toyota’s line-up—will receive EPA ratings of 34 mpg city / 31 mpg highway / 33 mpg combined (6.9, The RAV4 Hybrid will accelerate from zero to 60 mph in 8.1 miles at lower speeds (below approximately 25 mph).

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Infiniti Q80 Inspiration concept hybrid delivers 550 hp with 42.8 mpg fuel economy

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mpg US) and CO 2 emissions of about 129 g/km. Acceleration from 0-60 mph takes less than 4 seconds, and the top speed is limited to 155 mph (250 km/h). Infiniti unveiled the Q80 Inspiration concept car at the 2014 Paris Motor Show, it what it called a signal of its intent to break into the top tier of the premium sedan category; the concept will lead to a future model.

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UK-spec Jaguar XF 2.2 diesel averages 52.4 mpg US on cross-US drive

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mpg US (62.9 mpg Imperial, 4.5 The car maintained an average speed of 53 mph, while encountering a multitude of real-life scenarios including the busy roads exiting New York and, towards the end of the trip, entering Los Angeles, road works, high winds and a climb to 7,275 feet above sea level. was driven from the factory at Castle Bromwich to Munich—a distance of 816 miles—on a single tank of diesel and achieved an average of 57 mpg Imperial (47.5

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Renault presents the 235 mpg EOLAB prototype; plug-in “Z.E. Hybrid”; targeting production

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EOLAB delivers NEDC combined cycle fuel consumption of 1 liter/100 km (235 mpg US), equivalent to 22g of CO 2 /km. Hybrid” plug-in hybrid system—the last offering all-electric trips of up to 60 km (37 miles) at speeds of up to 120 km/h (75 mph). At a stable speed of 130 km/h (81 mph), for example, it accounts for a fuel consumption saving of 1.2 EOLAB. Click to enlarge.

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BMW introduces 2 Series Gran Tourer; up to 60 mpg US

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mpg US, with CO 2 emissions of 149–144 g/km). A sporty performance curve propels the BMW 220i Gran Tourer from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 7.7 seconds and on to a top speed of 223 km/h (138 mph). mpg US; CO 2 emissions combined: 127–119 g/km) is driven by a compact and lightweight three-cylinder gasoline engine. The BMW 218i Gran Tourer with six-speed manual gearbox accelerates from from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 9.5 Top speed is 205 km/h (127 mph).

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Mercedes-Benz S 500 Plug-In Hybrid goes on sale; 84 mpg US

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liters/100 km (84 mpg US), which corresponds to 65 g CO 2 /km emissions. Top speed is 250 km/h (155 mph); top all-electric speed is 140 km/h (87 mph). S 500 Plug-In Hybrid. Click to enlarge. Mercedes-Benz has begun taking orders for the new S 500 Plug-In Hybrid ( earlier post ), with prices (in Germany, including 19% VAT) from €108,944.50 (US$146,000); the sedan will begin arriving at dealerships in September.

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2012 Chevy Sonic with 1.4L Turbo delivers 40 mpg on highway

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turbo delivers an EPA-estimated 40 mpg US (5.9 L/100km) on the highway with a six-speed manual transmission and city fuel economy of 29 mpg (8.1 L/100km), resulting in 33 mpg US (7.1 The Accent is EPA rated at 30 mpg city and 40 on the highway). Along with achieving 40 mpg, the 1.4L turbo Sonic can reach 60 mph in 8.2 manual delivers fuel economy of 26 mpg city (9.0 L/100km) and 35 mpg highway (6.7 L/100km) and 35 mpg highway.

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Consumer Reports finds Honda Accord hybrid fuel economy “impressive”, but short of EPA 47 mpg rating

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Consumer Reports fuel economy tests found the Honda Accord Hybrid delivered impressive overall fuel-economy of 40 mpg (5.88 l/100 km), tying the smaller Honda Civic Hybrid and falling below the top-performing and smaller Toyota Prius hatchback by only 4 mpg. However, Consumer Reports’ engineers cautioned that buyers expecting their car to deliver the EPA’s figure of 47 mpg posted on the window sticker might be disappointed.

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BMW says new 328d ushers in next wave of advanced diesel models for US; ~37 mpg combined

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The 328d Sedan will accelerate from 0 – 60 mph in just over seven seconds. Preliminary fuel economy estimates for the rear wheel drive 328d Sedan are 32 mpg city/45 mpg highway/37 mpg combined (7.4, BMW introduced the 328d Sedan at the New York International Auto, ushering in the next wave of BMW Advanced Diesel models in the US.

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First VW Polo BlueMotion to have gasoline-fueled TSI technology; new 3-cylinder engine, 57 mpg

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l/100 km (57 mpg US) and emissions to 94 g/km CO 2. The new three-cylinder engine with a displacement of one liter delivers 70 kW / 94 hp and can reach a top speed of more than 190 km/h (188 mph). Volkswagen is introducing its first fuel-saving BlueMotion vehicle with a gasoline-fueled TSI engine with the Polo TSI BlueMotion. Earlier post.) Improvements to the TSI engine management system have made it possible to reduce fuel consumption by a further 0.2 liters to 4.1

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Volkswagen to produce XL1 diesel plug-in hybrid at Osnabrück; 261 mpg US

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261 mpg US), will go into limited production at the company’s Osnabrück factory in Germany. This gives it the ability to cruise on the road at a constant speed of 100 km/h (61 mph) using just 6.2 With a top speed of 160 km/h (99 mph), the XL1 can accelerate to 100 km/h in 12.7 The XL1. Click to enlarge. Volkswagen has confirmed that its XL1 Super Efficient Vehicle, featuring fuel consumption of 0.9 l/100 km (approx.

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BMW reveals 3 Series Plug-in hybrid prototype with 117.5 mpg; next-gen Power eDrive: 2x current capacity, electric AWD

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mpg US) and 50 g/km respectively. mph), and has a driving range of approximately 35 kilometers (22 miles). BMW 3 Series Plug-in hybrid prototype. Click to enlarge. BMW has unveiled a 3 Series plug-in hybrid prototype.

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2018 Toyota AYGO mid-lifecycle update features enhanced 1.0L engine; Euro 6d-TEMP-compliant; up to 61.8 mpg

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seconds, and on to a top speed of 160 km/h (99 mph). mpg US) and CO 2 emissions of 93 g/km. mpg US) and CO 2 emissions of only 86 g/km1. l/100 km (56 mpg US) and generates CO 2 emissions of 95 g/km. Toyota Motor is introducing a mid-lifecycle model change for the AYGO, its successful A-segment entry in the European market. In 2017, AYGO was amongst the top sellers of the A-segment with more than 85,000 units sold, and a segment share of 6.6%.

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Audi introduces Q7 e-tron quattro diesel PHEV SUV at Geneva; 138 mpg US

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US mpg) and has a CO 2 emission level of less than 50 grams per kilometer (80.5 mph) in 6.0 mph) if the traffic is slow-moving. Audi introduced the Q7 e-tron quattro plug-in hybrid ( earlier post ) at the Geneva show. The Q7 e?tron tron quattro is Audi’s second vehicle featuring a plug?in in hybrid drive system, and the first diesel plug-in hybrid with quattro drive in its segment. Powered by the 17.3

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Two new generation TwinPower Turbo diesels in BMW 518d and 520d; up to 57.4 mpg

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mpg US) (European cycle) and CO 2 emissions to 109 g/km; this marks a reduction in consumption and CO 2 emissions in the EU test cycle by as much as 0.4 mpg US) with CO 2 emissions of 114–124 g/km. mpg US) with CO 2 emissions of 109–119 g/km, depending on the tire format fitted. All the model variants—in both Sedan and Touring guise—accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) 0.2 New BMW 518d sedan. Click to enlarge.

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New Audi A4 model consumes 4.4L/100km (53.5 mpg US)

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US mpg) on average, with CO 2 emissions of 115 grams per km (185 g/mile). US mpg) and 120 grams (193 grams). The sedan accelerates from zero to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 9.5 seconds on its way to a top speed of 215 km/h (134 mph); the Avant completes the standard sprint in 9.8 seconds and reaches 208 km/h (129 mph). Two new versions of Audi’s best-selling A4 now consume less fuel and are available in Germany. The sedan consumes 4.4

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Volkswagen to reveal new diesel variant of Cross Coupé Concept PHEV; 131 mpg US

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l/100 km (131 mpg US), equivalent to CO 2 emissions of 46 g/km. The concept SUV features a top speed of 220 km/h (137 mph); 225 kW / 302 hp of power (system power) and a curb weight of 1,858 kg. Volkswagen will bring to Geneva a new diesel-engined variant of its Cross Coupé Concept plug-in hybrid electric vehicle, first introduced with a gasoline engine at the Tokyo Motor Show in 2011 ( earlier post ).

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