September 1, 2009
BMW Vision – EfficientDynamics Concept
You know what the best thing about BMW is, they never fail to surprise you and they have something or the other all the time up their sleeves! For decades, BMW has made the reduction of emissions and fuel consumption a key part of its product development strategy. BMW’s EfficientDynamics engineering philosophy – the pursuit of an enhanced, athletic driving experience while simultaneously lowering the consumption and emissions of each vehicle – resulted in the most dramatic drop in fleet consumption of any automaker from 1990 through 2005. BMW Vision concept car clearly demonstrates that the EfficientDynamics objectives are fully compatible when applied to a sports car. Conceived as a 2+2-seater with plug-in full-hybrid technology, this unique car combines the performance of a BMW M vehicle with a standard of fuel efficiency and emission management that exceeds even the current levels achieved by the latest small cars. This outstanding result is made possible by the combination of BMW ActiveHybrid components with an extremely economical combustion engine, and outstanding aerodynamic qualities.
BMW Vision EfficientDynamics is the most comprehensive implementation of the EfficientDynamics philosophy seen so far. The power-train provides a top speed limited electronically to 155 mph, with acceleration to 100 km/h in 4.8 seconds. Average fuel consumption in the EU test cycle is 3.76 liters/100 kilometers, equal to 62.6 mpg, and the CO2 emission rating is 99 grams per kilometer. That is simply outstanding! Taking all emissions into account, the car’s emission is just 50 grams per kilometer.
BMW Vision EfficientDynamics concept car clearly demonstrates the potential of BMW ActiveHybrid technology, which makes its world debut at the 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show in the BMW ActiveHybrid X6 and BMW ActiveHybrid 7 production models. The power and performance are made possible by combining a fuel-efficient 3-cylinder turbo-diesel with one electric motor on each axle. The intelligent combination of this gives the dynamic performance and the efficiency of the car. The overall horsepower is at 356 and a peak torque of 590 lb-ft. Now that is one concept I would love to see soon on every car on this road! Driving pleasure is not compromised and there is no harm to the environment as well. In short it is a win-win situation.BMW rules!
Via – [Luxurylaunches]