Tuesday, 5 May 2015

Volkswagen presented the new C Coupe GTE at Auto Shanghai 2015

The new hybrid luxury hybrid saloon has been revealed, illustrating a new design approach for Volkswagen's future top saloons.

Powered by an innovative plug-in hybrid drive system the car's drive sources combine to produce an impressive 500Nm of system torque.

Intended for the Chinese market, the car measures over 5 meters in length and has an impressive appearance from all angles.

The engine consists of a turbocharged petrol direct-injection engine, with four cylinders, an 8-speed automatic gearbox, an electric motor integrated in the gearbox module and a lithium -ion battery.

Despite it's excellent fuel efficiency, the C Coupe is impressively sporty, achieving 0-62mph in 8.6 seconds and reaches a top speed of 144mph.

The C Coupe GTE can also drive on electric power alone up to a speed of 81mph and enables driving with zero local emissions and a range of 31 miles. The battery integrated at the rear can be charged while driving or whilst parked.

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