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Gone from the Audi lineup is the A4 wagon, known as the Avant, and in its place is the return of the Allroad.
While the previous Allroad model sold on our shores (from 1999 to 2005) was based on the A6 wagon, this new version is a down-sized model based off the more compact A4.
So does it combine the best aspects of a sedan and crossover? Or are we left wanting for the return of Audi’s premium, sporty wagon.
Ahead of its debut in a few weeks time in China, the first photos of the baby X6 have surfaced.
10. (TIE) 3-Series Hybrid, Mercedes E400 Hybrid, Infiniti M35h, Buick LaCrosse/Regal eAssist: 29 mpg
Who is to say that luxury car buyers aren’t affected by high gas prices? If you want to drive in comfort, style, and have the latest high tech goodies in a car, you shouldn’t have to pay more at the pump for it. Here are our picks for the top 10 most fuel friendly luxury cars, ranked in order of their combined city/highway mpg numbers.
Quite a few luxury cars hit the 29 mpg mark combined. The most impressive of the bunch is the Buick LaCrosse, which manage to get solid fuel economy, despite its bigger size. The Infiniti, Mercedes and BMW vehicles make do with a high-power pairing of a six-cylinder engine and an electric motor, which gives the end result of over 300-hp.
The Buicks use a mild hybrid system called eAssist which pairs a 2.4L four-cylinder engine with a conventional automatic, and a compact lithium ion battery to get its impressive fuel economy numbers.