Top 5 Luxurious Hybrid Sedans In The World 2012 – 2013

Hybrid Cars are those cars that uses different power sources to move. The trend of hybrid technology came up when there was huge rise in fuel prices. And also for protecting the world from air pollution, hybrid vehicles were introduced.
In this technology, cars have rechargeable energy storage system that requires minimal use of fuel. Today, most of hybrid cars run on either gasoline or diesel as their major energy source. There are some cars that use hydrogen fuel also. While there are some cars which use ethanol or plant based oils.

Some of the main advantages of hybrid cars are :

1. Hybrid cars are more reliable and comfortable as any other traditional car.
2. They produce less CO gas as compared to other vehicles.
3. They have better mileage that is not found in cars run by petrol.

Hybrid cars are becoming the new rage in the auto market. With the fuel prices are increasing, people are preferring to buy the most fuel efficient cars. In my last post, I also discussed the same thing. I have written about – Top 5 Diesel Hatchbacks in India. The increase in fuel prices have made a mess among the citizens of India. Now, Indian Auto Manufacturers are even increasing price of diesel cars which will be the latest buzz among auto lovers. I have seen many hybrid cars running on Indian roads. But here, I will give you a brief information on luxurious hybrid sedans all around the world. Every country wants to improve the environmental condition. But with the emerging new technology, hybrid cars have made their own place in auto market.

Here are top 5 most luxurious hybrid sedans in the world :

1. Lexus LS 600h L
The Lexus LS 600h L is the ultra luxurious car having high tech features. This makes it to stand on the top of all hybrid cars. It was first arrived in 2008 which was the first car to have combination of V8 Gasoline Engine with an electric motor for improved mileage. Now it comes with two electric motor and a nickel metal hybrid battery pack. One motor acts as an engine starter and other provides motive force.
Transmission : Dual-stage Electronically controlled Continuously Variable Transmission (ECVT).
Engine : 6.0L with V12.
Power : 438 Horsepower
Mileage : City – 19 km , Highway – 23 km.
Acceleration : 0-100 kmph in just 5.5 seconds.
Price : 112,000 US Dollars.

Lexus LS 600h L

2. BMW ActiveHybrid 7
BMW is always ahead providing luxurious class to the people with sheer driving pleasure. BMW ActiveHybrid 7 will be for sale from 2013. The car comes with innovative force and intelligent energy management. The car promises to give you unique experience of comfort and luxury.
Transmission : Hybrid-Spec 8-Speed Steptronic Automatic Transmission
Engine : 4.4L with V8.
Power : 440 Horsepower
Mileage : City – 17 km , Highway – 24 km.
Acceleration : 0-100 kmph in just 4.7 seconds.
Price : 97,000 US Dollars.

BMW ActiveHybrid 7

3. Porsche Panamera S Hybrid
Porsche Panamera seems to be smallest car with small engine. But in reality, it is the most spacious car even for passengers over 6ft tall. The Panamera “S” describes its sportiness.
Transmission : Hybrid-Spec 8-Speed Tiptronic Automatic Transmission
Engine : 3.0L with V6.
Power : 380 Horsepower @ 5500 rpm
Mileage : City – 22 km , Highway – 30 km.
Acceleration : 0-100 kmph in just 5.7 seconds.
Price : 96,150 US Dollars.

Porsche Panamera S Hybrid

4. Mercedes S400 Hybrid
Mercedes, the German automaker debuted its first hybrid car with the high tech car S400 Hybrid in 2007. They made little changes in the model in 2010 from front. Mercedes S400 Hybrid defines its class with ultimate luxury. And also, Mercedes S-Class is renowned for its powerful engines.
Transmission : 7G-TRONIC 7-Speed Automatic Transmission
Engine : 3.5L Mild-Hybrid V6.
Power : 295 Horsepower.
Mileage : City – 19 km , Highway – 25 km.
Acceleration : 0-100 kmph in just 7.2 seconds.
Price : 91,000 US Dollars.

Mercedes S400 Hybrid

5. BMW ActiveHybrid 5
This is smaller version of ActiveHybrid 7 but does not lacks in its true luxury statement. Here smaller version does not means smaller size. The sedan is quite fuel efficient than all the above. This is another beautiful hybrid by BMW.
Transmission : 7-Speed Automatic Transmission
Engine : 3.0L Twin-Scroll Turbocharger V6.
Power : 335 Horsepower.
Mileage : City – 27 km , Highway – 35 km.
Acceleration : 0-100 kmph in just 5.7 seconds.
Price : 60,000 US Dollars.

BMW ActiveHybrid 5

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