VW Hybrid Diesel Cross Coupé Promises 157 MPG
Obviously official mpg ratings depends on which drive cycle a vehicle is tested on, but Volkswagen says its diesel-electric Cross Coupé to be shown again at Geneva will equal around 157 mpg.
In this case, it is the New European Driving Cycle (NEDC) for which the German automaker says the SUV’s turbodiesel direct-injection engine (TDI) and two electric motors yield fuel consumption of 1.8 l/100 km. This is equivalent to CO2 emissions of just 46 g/km.
The concept was shown also at Tokyo last year, and this month will get more face time at the Geneva motor show which is open to the public Mar. 8-18.
VW says the Cross Coupé offers around 300 horsepower (225 kW/306 PS) of power, a top speed of 137 mph (220 kph), and comes in at a curb weight of 4,088 pounds (1,858 kg).