2015 Volkswagen C Coupe GTE Concept

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The C CoupĂ© GTE presented at Auto Shanghai has one of the world’s most modern plug-in hybrid systems on board. It consists of a turbocharged direct injection petrol engine (TSI) with four cylinders, an 8-speed automatic gearbox, the electric motor integrated in the gearbox module and a lithium-ion battery. The TSI has a power output of 155 kW / 210 PS and the electric motor 91 kW / 124 PS. The battery integrated at the rear has energy content of 14.1 kWh. The hybrid drive develops 180 kW / 245 PS of system power and impressive system torque of 500 Nm.

Thanks to the battery that can be charged both externally and whilst driving, the concept car can travel up to 50 kilometres powered purely by electricity i.e. without any local emissions. (Maximum speed in “E-Mode”: 130 km/h). It has combined fuel consumption (NEDC for plug-in hybrid vehicles) of 2.3 l/100 km; this corresponds to CO2 emissions of just 55 g/km. The vehicle has a total range of more than 1,100 kilometres. Despite being so efficient, the C CoupĂ© GTE is an agile premium class model: the Volkswagen accelerates to 100 km/h in just 8.6 seconds and has a top speed of 232 km/h. The driver can choose between the operating modes “Hybrid”, “E-Mode”, “GTE” and “Battery Charge/Battery Hold”.

Source: Volkswagen Press Release

Car Specs

  • Engine: Inline 4 Turbo Hybrid
  • Weight:
  • Power: 180 kW / 241 hp / 245 PS
  • 0-100 kph: 8.6 seconds
  • Torque: 500 Nm / 368 lb-ft
  • Top Speed: 232 kph / 144 mph