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Audi in 2009 with better specs than Volt.

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How is this possible?

The Metroproject Quattro's hybrid powertrain consists of a 1.4-liter TFSI gasoline direct-injection engine rated at 150 horsepower and driving the front wheels, teamed with a 41-hp electric motor in the rear. An S-tronic dual-clutch gearbox is mated to the drivetrain.

The lithium-ion battery pack has plug-in capability, providing a driving range of 62 miles in pure electric mode. Fuel economy is further enhanced through regenerative braking and an engine stop/start system.

Audi claims 0-60 miles per hour acceleration in less than 7.8 seconds and a top speed of 124 mph. On premium fuel, the car returns fuel economy of 48 miles per gallon.

Americans wouldn't love this car? Hello? Anybody home?

The A1 is expected to reach European dealerships in mid-2009.
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The article goes on to state that the vehicle would probably be available in the US by 2010.

The more, the merrier. Only automakers introducing such vehicles by 2012 will remain in business. All others will fail and be bought out.
I still am amazed at the pace of the announcements coming out from various automakers. Acquisitions should be just around the corner.
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