Filed under: Concept Cars , Hybrid , Geneva Motor Show , Hatchback , Audi , Electric Audi A1 e-tron concept – Click above for high-res image gallery No, Wankel is not really a verb. At least, not that we know of. But it is the last name of the man who designed the rotary engine, and we think our man Felix would be more than pleased with the latest application of his barrel-shaped internal combustion powerplant.
Filed under: Budget , Geneva Motor Show , Europe , Hatchback , Audi , Diesel 2011 Audi A1 – Click above for high-res image gallery We’ve just returned from Audi ‘s press conference here at the Geneva Motor Show, where Justin Timberlake has laid claim to one of the first A1 hatchbacks that comes off the line. Funny thing is, even with his undoubtedly massive bank accounts, the pop star won’t be able to get one – at least not to park in front of any of his U.S
Filed under: Concept Cars , Hybrid , Geneva Motor Show , Hatchback , Audi , Electric Audi A1 e-tron concept – Click above for high-res image gallery After teasing us with a few goodies yesterday, Audi has just released technical details on its new A1 e-tron concept that debuts later today at the Geneva Motor Show . As we already knew, the A1 uses an extended range electric architecture like the Chevrolet Volt , but with a compact and power-dense Wankel rotary engine/generator to keep the battery alive after power from the grid is depleted
Filed under: Concept Cars , Hybrid , Sedan , Geneva Motor Show , Audi , Luxury Audi A8 Hybrid design study – Click above for high-res image gallery In addition to the interesting electrified A1 e-tron concept , Audi is also showing off a hybridized version of its range-topping A8 sedan at this year’s Geneva Motor Show , which it claims offers V6-levels of power with four-cylinder fuel efficiency and emissions. Backing up that claim are reported power figures of 245 horsepower (45 of which can be supplied from the electric motor) and 354 pound-feet of torque. The run to 62 miles per hour is said to take about 7.5 seconds and fuel mileage comes in at 38 miles per gallon on the EU cycle
Filed under: Concept Cars , Geneva Motor Show , Hatchback , Audi , Electric 2011 Audi A1 – Click above for high-res image gallery Audi still hasn’t released any images of its new electric A1 e-tron concept , but it has revealed some details of the car. Unlike the two previous e-tron sports car concepts that were both pure battery electric models, this one is a range-extended EV. Like the Chevrolet Volt , the A1 e-tron uses a smaller battery pack that allows it to go up to 31 miles on a single charge with no emissions
Filed under: Concept Cars , Geneva Motor Show , Hatchback , Audi , Electric 2011 Audi A1 – Click above for high-res image gallery Audi will finally show off its new A1 minicar this week in Geneva . As usual, it’ll be available in Europe with an array of gas and diesel engines, but a French website reports that the A1 will also form the basis for a third e-tron concept. If Audi sticks with the pattern it started last month in Detroit, this one will be dubbed the e-tron Geneva Concept
Filed under: Concept Cars , Coupe , Hybrid , Performance , Geneva Motor Show , Audi , Electric Hispano Suiza – Click above for image gallery If you’ve never heard of Hispano Suiza, you’re not alone.
Filed under: Sedan , Audi , First Drive , Luxury 2011 Audi A8 – Click above for high-res image gallery There was no sign of Sol on the Costa as I nosed the quartz-gray Audi A8 past the guard house and onto the rain-slicked traffic roundabout before heading out on the road. The long, smooth roadway that connected the estate to the autoroute was the perfect place to get better acquainted with the A8’s 372-horsepower, 4.2-liter V-8 and its 328 pound-feet of torque. Leaving the handsomely designed gear select in Drive allowed the eight-speed Tiptronic transmission to run through the gears at its sole discretion.