Imperia GP Low CO2 Emissions

Posted on 09 March 2011 by Tony Santos

Imperia GP

Imperia Automobiles, in their aim to develop an environment friendly and sustainable vehicles has just released  an interesting new hybrid model known as the Imperia GP at the Belgian Auto Show.

In order to develop a car like this, Imperia got some help from Green Propulsion, a Belgian research and development center specialised in ever cleaner motorization among which battery electric and hybrid vehicles. Imperia GP CO2 emissions is comparable to those of a Smart ForTwo.

This retro-looking hybrid car got its power from a 1.6L 4-cylinder inline turbo engine making 207-hp with a maximum torque of 184 lb-ft. The engine is coupled with a 134-hp electric-motor that gets its fuel from Li-Polymer batteries.

Driven on its electric mode, Imperia GP can hit 0-62 mph in just 6 seconds but when in hybrid mode (engine and motor together) it can hit 62 mph in just 4 seconds. In a single charge, it can travel for 43.5 miles on electric power alone.

The first edition of the Imperia GP will be priced at an astonishing 120,360 euros ($163,611 USD) and the next models will be priced at 89,950 euros ($122,273 USD) each when it hit the market.


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