2011 PORSCHE CAYENNE S HYBRID
German automotive company Porsche recently unveiled an all-new second generation 2011 Porsche Cayenne S Hybrid. It is Porsche’s first-ever hybrid-electric vehicle; and it gets significant improvements such as the eight-speed transmission and a greatly reduced weight. Also, this luxurious SUV shares a platform with, a hybrid too, the redesigned 2011 Volkswagen Touareg.
The 2011 Porsche Cayenne S Hybrid has a supercharged direct injection of 3.0L V6. It offers a 300-base horsepower as well as an eight-speed automatic transmission. Porsche announces the Cayenne’s ‘sailing’ ability, wherein it can turn off the engine at 97 mph; it is unlike other hybrids that use electricity only at lower speeds. Also, the German automotive company says that the 2011 Porsche Cayenne S Hybrid can accelerate on electric power up to 37 mph. In this respect, it is still like the full hybrids, where electricity supplements and optimizes the gasoline engine power for the lowest fuel consumption.
2011 AUDI A7 SPORT
German automobile manufacturer Audi has just offered the Sportback concept for the 2011 Audi A7 Sportback. This four-door sportback sedan combines the seating for five passengers plus the functionality of a hatchback. It is a unique, sleek package.
The 2011 Audi A7 Sportback basically looks like the Audi’s new A8 sedan. The German manufacturer’s signature LED lamps are up front, and on side view it is part coupe and part hatchback. For its engine, the Audi announces that the sportback will be available in four V6 engines two diesel and two petrol. It can be 3.0L V6 and/or 3.0L TDI V6. Also, the Audi A7 will also be offered in front and all-wheel drive configurations with a 7-speed S-tronic transmission. Speaking of steering, the 2011 Audi A7 Sportback will be on electronic power steering. Audi will also put in the standard amenities for the sportback sedan.