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Jay
26 Feb 06,, 00:00
German Loremo AG will introduce their ultra Efficient Car at the Motor Show 2006 (site) in Geneva next week.

http://www.i4u.com/images/2006/loremo_car_future.jpg

The car start-up developed a light-weight passenger car with outstanding aerodynamics. The Loremo LS is powered by a 2 cylinder Turbo Diesel engine with 20 hp and 160km/h top speed. The amazing thing is that the Loremo only needs 1.5l per 100km. This is approx. 157MPG! The Toyota Prius hybrid has only 55MPG (combined city and highway). With one tank (20l) you could drive 1,300km.

Loremo AG plans to sell the Loremo LS for less than 11,000 Euros (~$13,000).
One reason for the low consumption is the low weight of 450kg. The company designed the Loremo focusing on safety and efficiency and got rid of unnecessary functions. The car is small but still provides space for 4.
The design of the car is very futuristic and has for instance no conventional doors.

Loremo AG also plans to offer the Loremo GS with a bit stronger engine (50 hp, 2.7l/100km) that reaches top speeds of 220km/h (for the German Autobahn). More details on the Loremo site.

http://www.i4u.com/article5165.html

Karna
26 Feb 06,, 00:18
Thank God for the Germans.

ZFBoxcar
27 Feb 06,, 06:45
Thank God for the Germans.

The only people who have never done anything wrong. :biggrin:

gunnut
27 Feb 06,, 21:05
Watch that thing disintegrate against one of our rolling death machines tipping the scale at 3 tons and traveling at 80mph with a small woman on the cell phone at the wheel.

Karna
27 Feb 06,, 22:30
The only people who have never done anything wrong. :biggrin:
DEFFINETLY haven't done anything wrong.

No sir. :redface:

Jay
27 Feb 06,, 22:32
Watch that thing disintegrate against one of our rolling death machines tipping the scale at 3 tons and traveling at 80mph with a small woman on the cell phone at the wheel.
I just heard from the news that MB is considering to introduce SMART cars to the US.

http://www.pc-parents.com/images/Misc-Smart%20Car%20in%20Helsinki%20B.jpg

gunnut
27 Feb 06,, 22:37
I just heard from the news that MB is considering to introduce SMART cars to the US.

On our golf courses?

Karna
27 Feb 06,, 22:40
Maybe for shopping inside big ass stores like COSTCO and **'S.

:biggrin:

Jay
27 Feb 06,, 22:43
On our golf courses?

On our roads! Now Loremo is not bad enuff, is it ?? :tongue:

gunnut
27 Feb 06,, 22:54
Take a look at this.

http://www.smart.com/-snm-0158284268-1140197631-0000011706-0000000072-1141077067-enm-is-bin/INTERSHOP.enfinity/WFS/mpc-uk-content-Site/en_UK/-/GBP/SVCPresentationPipeline-Start?Page=issite%3a%2f%2fsmart-Site%2fsmart%2ecom%2fRootFolder%2frest%2fredirect% 2epage&ScriptParam=smart/modelle/smartroadster/ausstattung/brabus/highlights

There's a roadster version of the SMART car. That doesn't look half bad at all. I think it'll sell much better than the 2 seater econobox version.

Karna
27 Feb 06,, 23:01
Anyone seen this?

http://www.theaircar.com/

The car that runs on compressed air.

Karna
27 Feb 06,, 23:05
I would never EVER drive that SMART car. It's for faggs/europeans/metrosexuals/women.

THL
28 Feb 06,, 22:15
I would never EVER drive that SMART car. It's for faggs/europeans/metrosexuals/women.
HEY!!! I am a woman and I would never drive that thing. :eek:

There is no way there is enough room for my attache', laptop bag, purse AND offspring.

gunnut
28 Feb 06,, 22:34
Yeah. Our women want giant SUVs to haul their kids and their neighbor's kids to soccer practice and the pizza party afterwards.

Karna
01 Mar 06,, 11:51
HEY!!! I am a woman and I would never drive that thing. :eek:

There is no way there is enough room for my attache', laptop bag, purse AND offspring.
ok..

NON-AMERICAN women... :cool: :tongue:

THL
01 Mar 06,, 14:43
Yeah. Our women want giant SUVs to haul their kids and their neighbor's kids to soccer practice and the pizza party afterwards.
Once again I have to say "Not this one". :) Other than mini-me, I don't "haul" children anywhere. Being trapped inside a car with multiple children would be hell for me.

I just want to be able to drive over top of those little SMART cars so I don't have to change lanes to get around them. :tongue: ;)

Shek
01 Mar 06,, 15:10
Just think, you can put away all the money you save by not having to buy gas all the time towards your funeral fund for the day another car broadsides you!

THL
01 Mar 06,, 18:20
Just think, you can put away all the money you save by not having to buy gas all the time towards your funeral fund for the day another car broadsides you!
Well there you have it! There is an upside to driving around in a tin soap dish.

glow
17 Apr 06,, 16:09
If you made a TDI golf a thousand lbs lighter it could pull around a 100mpg too I bet. That thing weighs nothing