Volkswagen and Mercedes-Benz are making automotive history with the XL1 hybrid-diesel and the B200 natural gas car.
Campbell, CA (PRWEB) September 09, 2012
Volkswagen XL1 Hybrid Sighted by Spy-Cams
Volkswagen's XL1 hybrid concept car might see production by the 2014 model year. Test cars have been secretly filmed recently, and there is much speculation that the 240-mpg hybrid-diesel will eventually see full production runs. The XL1 which was on display at the 2011 Qatar Motor Show had a carbon fiber body and weighed 1,700 pounds. The gull-wing doors, inset rear wheels, and rear view camera system all mark the car as unique, and its expected sticker price is guessed to be in the over-$100,000 range. For the complete story, see:
Mercedes-Benz Natural Gas Car Headed for Paris Show
Mercedes-Benz has just announced that it will debut its B200 natural gas vehicle at the Paris Motor Show this September. The 125-liter fuel capacity, three-tank CNG car will go on sale by March of 2013. Using its 'Energy Space' design concept for the first time, Mercedes-Benz reports that the B200 will feature a top speed of 125 mph and a zero-to-sixty time of 9.1 seconds. As a backup fuel system, the car has a 3-gallon gasoline tank which is activated only after the natural gas tanks run dry. For the complete story, see:
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