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Audi Unveils Next-Gen Crosslane Hybrid Coupe Concept at the 2012 Paris Motor Show

Posted By Marc Carter On October 1, 2012 @ 3:00 pm In automotive,Electric Cars,Green Transportation | No Comments

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Audi [1] recently unveiled its brand new Crosslane Hybrid Coupe concept at the 2012 Paris Motor Show [2]. The Crosslane concept is the first vehicle to feature the automaker’s new dual-mode hybrid [3] system, and it is powered by a 1.5L three-cylinder engine and two electric motors, which Audi estimates will get around 200 mpg on the European cycle. The plug-in hybrid [4] system generates a total 177 horsepower and accelerates the Crosslane concept from 0-62 mph in 8.6 seconds and in pure electric mode [5] takes 9.8 seconds.

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The dual-mode hybrid [3] concept features different operating modes. Up to 34 mph the hybrid is driven solely by a single electric motor. In serial mode, the second electric motor switches on and the three-cylinder engine kicks in to produce electrical energy to charge the battery. Starting at about 34 mph the drive system combines the three-cylinder engine with the electric motor to optimize both efficiency and performance. Above 80 mph the three-cylinder engine provides most of the power, but the electric motor [6] can support it if needed.

The Crosslane hybrid coupe concept is smaller than the current Audi Q3 [7] crossover, but its design offers a taste a future generation of Audi [1] Q models.

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[1] Audi: http://www.audiusa.com

[2] 2012 Paris Motor Show: http://inhabitat.com/index.php?s=2012+paris+motor+show

[3] hybrid: http://inhabitat.com/index.php?s=hybrid

[4] plug-in hybrid: http://inhabitat.com/index.php?s=plug-in+hybrid

[5] electric mode: http://inhabitat.com/index.php?s=electric+mode

[6] electric motor: http://inhabitat.com/index.php?s=electric+motor

[7] Audi Q3: http://www.thetorquereport.com/2012/04/audi_rs_q3_concept_debuts_in_b.html

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