Citroen C4 Cactus got version Airflow 2L

For home motor show in Paris in 2014 of the French Citroen prepared SUV C4 Cactus Airflow 2L, which claimed fuel consumption of just 2 liters per 100 km!
This impressive result was achieved through an integrated approach. First of all, it is worth noting the new hybrid propulsion system “cactus”, capable of operating on compressed air.
It consists of a three-cylinder gasoline engine of 1.2 liter (82 hp), hydraulic pumps, two tanks of compressed air and a special transmission with planetary gear.
The propulsion system can operate in one of three modes, namely – fully gasoline or air and mixed.Curiously, the prototype uses a widely demanded current system of energy recovery during braking, but instead of electricity the air accumulates.
Positive impact on the efficiency of the prototype and optimize the aerodynamics of cactus, which, according to the manufacturer, became 20% better. Novelty front bumper with three dampers, adjustable flaps on the rear rack, side air intakes, miniature rearview camera instead of traditional rekral and 19-inch wheels with moving plates.
Significant changes were made and the architecture model. The design of the car got wider use of ultra-light composite materials, aluminum and high-strength steel, which reduced the weight of time as much as 100 kg. Thus, Citroen C4 Cactus Airflow 2L weighs only 865 kg.
French and optimized internal combustion engines. So, thanks to the special polymer bushings and use the appropriate engine oil was able to reduce friction losses by an additional 20%.
Citroen in no hurry to reveal the dynamic characteristics of the car, holding this information directly to the showroom, however, according to preliminary data, C4 Cactus Airflow 2L can accelerate from zero to a hundred in 9.5 seconds and a top speed of 190 km/h.

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