thanks for the vid... but how is it slower!?Funny you should ask this. I just saw a youtube video the other day where someone does this test. He puts it in sport mode and hits the gas. According to the timing in the video he starts at 37 seconds and hits 60 at 47 seconds. So it would seem that in sport mode it takes 10 seconds 0-60mph.
Lexus ct200h Hybrid 0-60 - YouTube
I think thats where the ambiguity regarding the extra voltage in Sport mode came from (at least for me)The “touring” personality of the car is introduced with the Sport mode which is calibrated towards performance and handling. In this setting, the throttle is cranked up considerably, power control from the battery is increased from 500 to 600 volts and the Lexus CT 200h’s electric power steering is adjusted to be more responsive. To liven things up a bit, the stability and traction control systems become less intrusive.
So like Scottp said, full-throttle should be the same in any mode.The CT can be driven in one of three modes: Eco, Normal and Sport. In Eco and Normal , output is limited to 500 volts unless full throttle is applied. The limit then bumps up to 650 volts, just like in Sport mode.
Unless this guy was not flooring it, the timing seems pretty close to 10 seconds. I am sure it is within a second of the documented time that Lexus publishes.thanks for the vid... but how is it slower!?
If your interested, many of us listed our previous and current other vehicles in the "General Discussion Forum > Demographics -What do CT200h owners do for a living ?" thread.I think someone needs to start a thread about 'other cars we own / owned' so that everyone can get it out of their system. Or maybe people should post previous cars in their signatures..Just so know the fastest you've gone 0-60 isn't 9 seconds.
The CT can be pretty quick from 0-50 kph, but is awfully slow from 50-100 kph.
Most of the acceleration comes from the high torque electric motor, which is only really effective up to about 40 kph. Above that speed, you’re depending on a 1.8 liter Atkinson Cycle engine to accelerate. Atkinson Cycle engines provide great gas mileage, but notoriously low torque.
LOL! That may be fast but I have yet to see a man driving a 1 series of any type in SoCal!! It seems to be the Ladies choice out here!!Fast is relative but I find the CT slow in any mode.
But there again Car and Driver recorded a 0-60 time of 4.7 seconds for the BMW 135i - my daily driver !
LOL..... Actually, you have it closer than you think. If you drive in the fast lane (left) it is a series of brake and gas. The folks that are not in a hurry (drive in the slower right lane) seem to move steady and oh, get further down the road than the 0-60 folks...I have this vision of American freeways and all the cars are driving from point A to point B in a series of 0-60mph acceleration runs.