The Lexus LF-CC Concept Car will feature a new 2.5-litre full hybrid powertrain with class-leading CO2 emissions, soon to be introduced in the Lexus model range.
Lexus will unveil the LF-CC for the first time at the Paris Motor Show 2012 . It’s a new mid-size coupe concept that presents design and technology ideas that will influence future models.
It follows on from the LF-LC 2+2 sports coupe concept as a more compact model with rear-wheel drive and full hybrid power.
The LF-CC is equipped with a new 2.5-litre full hybrid powertrain that is destined for use in future production models, and which delivers a combination of sporting performance suitable for a mid-size coupe and low emissions, targeted below 100g/km. Lexus expects the powertrain to be the most efficient in its class, producing more than 2bhp per gramme of CO2.
This Lexus Hybrid Drive powertrain uses a new 2.5-litre four-cylinder DOHC petrol engine, mated to a compact, high-output electric motor.
In addition to the engine and electric motor, the system also features a generator, high-performance battery, a power split device and compact power control unit.
The engine has been adapted specifically for use in the hybrid powertrain and benefits from a number of technical improvements, adopting the Atkinson cycle and D-4S direct injection technology to optimise both power and fuel efficiency.
This new powertrain will be introduced in the Lexus model range in the near future.