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TRENDING CARS As an early adopter of energy-efficient vehicle development, Lexus has been steadily refining their hybrid series as the competition has been rushing to meet the demand for green vehicles. The 2014 Lexus GS 450h hybrid is a shining example of their head start in the marketplace, with a sleek exterior, an impressively high fuel economy, a high-end suspension system to ensure a smooth ride and all the dazzling accommodations expected of a top-tier luxury sedan. • 3.5L V6 Gas/Electric Hybrid Engine • 338 horsepower and 0-60 in 5.6 seconds • 131 mph Top Speed • MSRP: $60,430 The 2014 Tesla Model S is a car unlike any other. Not just a revolutionary all-electric vehicle, the Model S is also a mid-size luxury sedan with an impressive list of amenities and performance features. Tesla offers an exceptionally charged 85 kwh battery Performance option with a 265-mile range and a high performance drive-inverter that will send your heart racing as the car launches forward in perfect silence. The iconic exterior is matched by unique interior, boasting a fully integrated touchscreen console and leather accents. • Tesla Electric Motor • 416 horsepower and 0-60 in 4.2 seconds • 130 mph Top Speed • MSRP: $93,400 (85 kwh Performance edition) After years of aggressively focusing their research and development on the electric-vehicle market, BMW finally introduced the radical new i3. This two-seat, all-electric car is powered by a lithium-ion battery, and although the class is nonconventional, the design is pure BMW. A lightweight chassis and quiet one-speed direct drive engine practically make the car a stealth vehicle, and an unconventionally stylish interior is accented with a floating LCD dashboard and a futuristically spacious design. • Electric One-Speed Direct Drive • 170 horsepower and 0-60mph in <7 seconds • 93 mph Top Speed • MSRP: $42,275 Feature by Kevin Beyer 98 september/october 2014 southfloridaluxuryguide.com


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