2012 JAGUAR XKR-S
Jaguar will launch XKR-S at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show, with an uprated supercharged V8 engine, overhauled suspension and a new aerodynamically-driven design, the Jaguar XKR-S is the ultimate expression of Jaguar’s long held duality of purpose: GT luxury with incredible performance.
The all-new Jaguar XKR-S will significantly broaden the appeal of the XK range, offering enthusiastic drivers a compelling, fresh choice in the luxury GT class. The products offer a peerless blend of performance, comfort, cutting-edge technology and award-winning design.
2012 Jaguar XKR-S produces 550PS and 680Nm of torque, enough power to offer a top speed of 186mph (300km/h). Its performance credentials speak for themselves: 0-60mph takes 4.2 seconds, with 0-100mph dismissed in just 8.6 seconds.
This is Jaguar’s fastest, most agile, responsive and driver-focused. The XKR-S is the only car in its class that emits less than 300g/km CO2. It exploits the XK’s strong, lightweight aluminium body architecture to maximise both handling and economy.
2012 VOLVO V60 PLUG-IN HYBRID
2012 Volvo V60 Plug-in Hybrid powered by five-cylinder 2.4-litre D5 turbo diesel with 215 horsepower and maximum torque of 440 Nm that drives the front wheels, and a 70HP-strong electric motor that receives its juice from a 12 kWh lithium-ion battery pack and motivates the rear wheels. The car also features a six-speed automatic transmission.
Its offers the battery package can be recharged via a regular power socket (230V/6A, 10A or 16A), with the charging time depending on the level of the current. A full 10A charge takes 4.5 hours. The time is shortened to 3 hours with 16A, while a charge in a 6A socket takes 7.5 hours.
Also offers option three different modes via a set of push buttons on the center console: Pure, Hybrid and Power. In Pure, the car runs only on its electric motor as much as possible, with the maximum driving range being up to 32 miles or 51 kilometers with zero emissions of carbon dioxide. There also an AWD button in the centre stack that activates electric four-wheel drive. In this case, the central control unit manages torque distribution to the diesel-driven front wheels and the electrically powered rear axle.
In Hybrid mode, which is the default setting whenever the car is started, makes use of both the diesel engine and electric motor. In this mode, V60 Plug-in Hybrid returns a fuel economy of up to 125 mpg US (equal to 150 mpg UK and 1.9 lt/100km) with CO2 emissions of just 49 g/km, and a total driving range of up to 746 miles or 1,200 kilometers.