Volkswagen C Coupe GTE Concept Debuts in Shanghai

by Shane McGlaun
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I’m not typically that impressed with what Volkswagen is cooking up these days, but I rather like the looks of the C Coupe GTE Concept that has been unveiled at the 2015 Shanghai Auto Show. The car looks very attractive on the outside with a wide and low profile. It also appears to have enough space to be comfortable as well.

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Despite having four doors and measuring in at 199.7 inches long, the car was designated as a Coupe because of its fastback style C-pillars and tapered trunk, though I’m not sure that really makes it one. Riding on massive 22″ wheels, the C Coupe is said to be the first glimpse at a common “face” for higher end VW models for the future. The car is designed to seat four with lots of luxury and high-tech touches for rear seat passengers.

The GTE version of the car uses a plug-in hybrid powertrain. Power comes from a four-cylinder turbo engine and an electric motor. Total power output is 242hp and 369 lb-ft of torque. The battery is a 14.1kWh lithium-ion battery and there’s an eight speed automatic transmission. The car can travel up to 31 miles on electricity only at up to 81 mph.

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