27 Feb '15, 5am

Magna Steyr Shows Off Plug-In Hybrid Sports Car Concept

Magna Steyr Shows Off Plug-In Hybrid Sports Car Concept

Magna is set to unveil a plug-in hybrid sports car concept at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show. To be called MILA Plus, the sporty concept is said to have an all-electric range of 47 miles (75 km) and a vehicle weight of 3,351 pounds (1,520 kg), achieving CO2 emissions of 32 grams per kilometer. Motivation-wise, the MILA Plus is powered by a three-cylinder gasoline engine combined to two electric motors: one between the internal combustion engine and the transmission to drive the rear axle, and one on the electric front axle. Yes, this arrangement results in an electric all-wheel-drive system. Total power is 268 horsepower and 428 pounds-feet of torque. Performance is said to be 0-62 in 4.9 seconds, and in all-electric mode 0-50 in 3.6, suggesting this may be as fast as it goes in all-electric mode. The actual purpose of the car that looks kind of generically cool, and boasts fe...

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