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    Lincoln MKC Hybrid MSRP 35,995
2.0L, 12.8kW, 188HPc, MPGe 42/39, 10e, Wt 4,564
When most competitors provide only 4-cylinder engines, no one should be surprised that Lincoln did the same. For 2020 Lincoln MKC, two turbocharged units will be on the offer. FanscouldseetheseenginesinsomeotherFordand Lincoln models around the world. The standard powertrain is a 2.0-liter engine with 245 hp. Furthermore, there is an optional 2.3-liter drivetrain that delivers 285 hp.. The front- wheeldriveisstandard. Buyerscanalsopickafour-wheel drive. Oneoftheraremechanicalchangesfor2020Lincoln MKC is the gearbox which is a new 8-pace replaced the
six-speedtransmission. Bypairinga2.0-literunitwithelectricbatteries,Lincolnwouldboostoveralloutputs. Thecrossover wouldn’tgainasignificantamountofpowerandtorque,asitisthecasewiththemileage. Thedashboardwillfeaturean 8.0-inchtouchscreenwithSync3andAndroidAutoandAppleCarPlayconnectivityasstandard. Amongotherstandard equipment, there is a keyless ignition, dual-zone climate control, remote start, heated seats, power liftgate, a rearview cam- era, audio system with 9 speakers and so on.
Lincoln MKZ Hybrid MSRP 35,995
2.0L, 8.7kWh, 188HPc, MPGe 42/39, 10e, Wt 4,564
The 2020 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid is offered in the following styles: Hybrid Reserve II 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT), Hybrid 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT), and Hybrid Reserve I 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl gas/elec- tric hybrid CVT). Lincoln MKZ Hybrid models are available with a 2.0 L-liter hybrid engine, with output up to 188 hp, depending on engine type. The 2020 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid comes with front wheel drive. Available transmissions in- clude: continuously variable-speed automatic.
The MKZ packs plenty of standard features, so there’s a cer- tainamountofvaluetobehadhereconsideringrivalcarsaretypicallymoreexpensive. TheMKZ’sfuel-sippinghybridand strongturbochargedV6enginesarealsoappealing,asisitseasy-to-useinfotainmentsystem. Ifyou’relookingforasexy sport sedan, the twin-turbo V6 and all-wheel drive in Reserve II trim should fit the bill. The vehicle is equipped with a means of anticipating and/or detecting unwanted vehicle intrusion. The vehicle is equipped with an ignition disable device that will
prevent the engine from starting if the correct original manufacturer key is not used.
McLaren P1 MSRP 1,150,000 3.8L, ?kWh, 900HPc, MPGe ?, 0e, Wt 3,100
When you read “Plug-In Hybrid,” you think of Volts but youdon’tthinkabout900-hpsupercars. TheMcLarenP1 would be as wildly powerful as it is wild-looking, but now the fact is that the system output for the Plug-In Hybrid hy- percaris903hp. McLarensaysthat727hpisprovidedby a twin-turbo, 3.8-liter V-8, an upgraded version of the 12c engine. Additionalthrustwillbeaddedtotheacceleration by a McLaren-built electric motor mounted to the back of the engine and produces up to 176hp. All that power is transfered to the rear wheels via a seven-speed dual-clutch
transmission. McLaren says the P1 hits 62 mph in less than three seconds.
The new 2020 McLaren Speedtail 4.0-liter twin-turbo V-8 will offer up 746hp and will be combined with an electric motor that generates 308hp, that totals up to a peak combined output of 1035hp. (If you’re wondering why those numbers don’t seem to add up, it’s because the internal-combustion engine and the electric motor reach peak power at different points.)
Mercedes GLC 350e MSRP $50,650
2.0L, 8.7kWh, 320HPc, MPGe 24/27, 20e, Wt 4,564
The 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC 350e is a Plug-In Hybrid versionoftheregularGLCcompactSUV. Itispoweredby a combined 320-hp, turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine and an electric motor mated to a seven-speed auto- matic transmission with an EPA-estimated rating 24/27 mpg city/highway.
The GLC 350e can be left in its default Hybrid setting that is programmed to mete out electric propulsion for maximum overallefficiency. Ifthedriverwantstorunsolelyonbat- tery power for a short trip, a quick jab of the E-Mode button
allowstheMerctooperateinpureEVmode. TheoppositeofthisistheE-Savemode,whichsoundslikeamoneysaving option at the bank, but will actually minimize battery usage in case the driver wants to save its EV-only range for another time. A good example of when to use this mode would be on the highway, reserving the battery’s go-power for driving in town. Mercedes estimates that the GLC350e is 0.2 seconds quicker fro 0-60 mph than the GLC300 4MATIC. Using only the electric motor, the GLC350e generates 251 lb-ft of torque and is capable of a top speed of 87-mph.
Toyota Camry continued from page 59
off-the-line acceleration and good passing power at higher speeds.
A continuously variable automatic transmission is standard. It works unobtrusively in the background, complementing the hybrid setup nicely.
The base 2020 Camry Hybrid LE gets an EPA-rated 51 MPGe in the city and 53 MPGe on the highway. These figures are above average, but they’re still not quite at the top of the hybrid and electric car class.
The LE model uses a LithiumIon battery, while SE and XLE trims use a nickel-metal-hydride battery. These models return lower EPA ratings of 44 MPGe in the city
and 47 MPGe on the highway.
This Hybrid serves up a comfortable
ride that should be very agreeable for those driving it every day or on long trips. It feels poised and stable around corners, even if it isn’t as athletic as some rivals. Steering
is overassisted, so there’s not that much feedback from the road.
The Hybrid has a regenerative braking system, which can take a little getting used to if you don’t drive hybrids on a regular basis. The brake pedal has a different feel to it, which critics in the industry usually refer to as grabby or mushy..
Tesla Model X continued from page 35
The Model X 100D was named Best
Vehicle of the Year stating that “Tesla makes every internal combustion vehicle on the highway seem a clunky, clumsy relic of the 20th century.”
Guinnes World Record by the Tesla Model X for “heaviest tow by an electric production passenger vehicle”. The Model X was able to tow a 287,000 pound Boeing 787-9 nearly 1,000 feet on a taxiway at Melbourne Airport.
The Tesla Model X has faced criticism for issues with the falcon-wing doors, which sometimes did not open or latch properly, and the windows, which sometimes did not open or close all the way. Tesla addressed these issues with several software updates, and no known issues remained after the 8.0 firmware was released.
Tesla settled a lawsuit over usability concerns, accepting that the Model X was rushed to production before it was ready and Tesla claimed the problems had been reduced by ninty-two percent.
Chinese newspaper Xinhua reported that security researchers from Keen Tesla Model X continued on page 82
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