Volkswagen C Coupé GTE

Volkswagen C Coupé GTE

The Volkswagen C Coupé GTE plug-in hybrid concept was developed with Chinese consumers in mind and is one of the stars of 2015 Auto Shanghai.

The lug-in car looks exceptional in gold with silver accents and with its 14.1 kWh battery, all-electric range of 50 km sounds reasonable.

Here is a short description from Volkswagen, followed by lot of photos & videos from the stage:

"The progressive C Coupé GTE illustrates a new design approach for future top saloons at Volkswagen. Its contemporary form is impressive from all viewing angles: while its long bonnet conveys a confident appearance, in a side view the four-door C Coupé GTE impresses with its elegant lines, low-profile side windows and horizontal character line that is formed by two lines. From the rear, this structure comes together distinctively, emphasising the vehicle's width.

The C Coupé GTE has one of the world's most advanced plug-in hybrid drive systems. It consists of a turbocharged petrol direct-injection engine (TSI) with four cylinders, an 8-speed automatic gearbox, an electric motor integrated in the gearbox module and a lithium-ion battery. The TSI engine produces 155 kW / 210 PS, while the electric motor has a power output of 91 kW / 124 PS. The hybrid drive develops a system power of 180 kW / 245 PS and an impressive system torque of 500 Nm. The battery integrated at the rear can be charged while driving or while parked. The C Coupé GTE can also be powered all-electrically (up to a speed of 130 km/h); this mode enables driving with zero local emissions and a range of 50 kilometres. The car's combined fuel consumption (NEDC for plug-in hybrid vehicles) is 2.3 litres per 100 kilometres. This figure equates to CO2 emissions of just 55 grams per kilometre. The car's total driving range is over 800 kilometres. Despite its excellent fuel efficiency, the C Coupé GTE also has sporty ambitions. This Volkswagen accelerates to 100 km/h in 8.6 seconds and reaches a top speed of 232 km/h."

Volkswagen C Coupé GTE

Volkswagen C Coupé GTE

Volkswagen C Coupé GTE

Volkswagen C Coupé GTE

Volkswagen C Coupé GTE - EV mode

Volkswagen C Coupé GTE - EV mode

Volkswagen C Coupé GTE

Volkswagen C Coupé GTE

Volkswagen C Coupé GTE

Volkswagen C Coupé GTE

Volkswagen C Coupé GTE

Volkswagen C Coupé GTE

Volkswagen C Coupé GTE

Volkswagen C Coupé GTE

Volkswagen C Coupé GTE

Volkswagen C Coupé GTE

Volkswagen C Coupé GTE

Volkswagen C Coupé GTE

Volkswagen C Coupé GTE

Volkswagen C Coupé GTE