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REPORT: 2011 Audi RS3 gunning for Focus RS, hybrid A3 on the way

The all-new Audi A3 is right around the corner and that means a new RS3 will follow soon thereafter. According to Autocar, the new four-ringed hot hatch will be motivated by the TT RS' twin-turbocharged, 2.5-liter five-cylinder, putting out approximately 335 hp and 332 lb-ft of torque through a new, beefed-up seven speed dual-clutch gearbox. Naturally, motivation will be sent to all four

SEAT unveils new Twin Drive Leon prototype hybrid

The SEAT Leon Ecomotive was a Leon that had been picked over and removed of many inefficiencies in order to deliver a frugal 3.7 liters/100 kilometers (63 miles-per-gallon) as well as lower CO2 emissions. The SEAT Twin Drive Leon Prototype takes that idea a giant leap further by making the car a plug-in hybrid, adding a 35kW electric engine to the car that handles all of the motivation on the urban cycle.

Seat introduces Len Twin Drive Ecomotive hybrid concept

Click on image for a hi-res gallery of the Seat León Twin Drive prototype

British mag tries out the VW Golf Twin-Drive, 94.1 mpg (U.S.)!

Volkswagen recently built twenty prototype diesel plug-in hybrid Golf prototypes for a field test of the technology. AutoExpress magazine in the UK recently had an opportunity to try out the so-called Twin-Drive Golf. The Twin-Drive combines a 1.5L diesel with electric drive and lithium ion batteries with plug-in capability. A pair of wheel motors turn the back wheels providing all wheel drive capability while a third motor and generator are combined with the diesel engine at the front axle. Wit

VW plans first electric car by 2010, now testing Golf Twin Drive

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VW to fleet test Twin Drive Golf plug-in hybrid concept in 2010

Click above for high-res gallery of the VW Twin Drive Golf