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4 Green Machines For 2014

Posted on: March 6, 2014 by Platinum Direct

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With St Patrick’s Day right around the corner (March 14), it’s not surprising to see many of us here in the office sporting many shades of green. However, we are car guys, and when we talk ‘green’ all conversations inevitably lead to fuel efficiency and the ‘green’ power in some of the new vehicles for 2014.

Of course, we all know that the Prius and similar hybrids are efficient at keeping the carbon dioxide emission to a minimum, so we decided to showcase the top four luxury ‘green’ cars for 2014.

Infinity Q50

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Nissan’s luxury brand, Infinity, has arrived in Australia with a bang. Rivaling BMW 3 series, their flagship Q50 saloon boasts a 328 horsepower, 3.7 litre V6 engine with a solid fuel economy ranging from 30 to 50 kilometers for every four litres. Add to this green power the Q50’s clean and sexy lines and a price tag of $51,900; and you’ve got yourself a fantastic looking car that won’t hurt you at the bowser.

Jaguar XJR

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When you think the colour green on a car, we wouldn’t be surprised if you think of a Jaguar. Famous for its avocado and jade hues, the luxury brand car now has a fuel efficient green engine to match its spots.

While the XJR’s massive 502 pounds of torque encourages you to hit the track, the boisterous 550 horsepower 5.0 litre V8 engine has a commendable fuel economy of 30 kilometres for every four litres when driving in the city. For a price tag of $116,000, that is a lot of economy for the size of the engine.

Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid

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Porsche’s stylish petrol-electric hybrid may be the perfect combination between green-tech and raw power. Claiming to have a fuel efficient engine averaging just 3.1litres per 100 kilometers and CO2 emissions output of just 71 grams to the kilometre, it may just be the greenest supercar on the market today. That said, power has not been sacrificed with Porsche revealing that the Panamera is capable of reach 100km/h in just 5.5 seconds.

In addition, the Pananmera’s ability to run on electric power alone is said to have an over 30 kilometre limit – an improvement from the previous Panamera’s electric battery, which boasted a range of just two kilometres.

Range Rover Hybrid

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Coming to Australian showrooms in April 2014, Range Rover’s Hybrid maintains all the style and power of the diesel version but with a considerable reduction in CO2 emissions. Indeed, the company says the new Range Rover Hybrid emits just 169g/km of CO2 compared to 229g/km by the diesel V8.

That said, the rugged luxury off-roader still boasts a robust 3.0 Litre turbo V6 engine and with a price tag around $200,000 plus on-road costs.

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