BMW Plans 5 Series ActiveHybrid

Date: 03-12-2009 12:11 am (11 years ago) | Author: Teeco Designer
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BMW says it will install a version of its new ActiveHybrid mild hybrid system -- featured in the 7 and 6 Series -- into the all-new BMW 5 Series. The system features an electric motor sandwiched between the V-8 motor and the eight-speed transmission, and a lithium-ion battery in the trunk.

According to Motortrend on the 7 Series, the ActiveHybrid system improves performance versus the 750i, reducing the 0-60 time to approximately 4.8 seconds, while offering about 15 per cent better fuel economy.

Other advantages include an idle-stop system, which makes town driving more peaceful, and an electrically driven air-conditioner that can run for 30 minutes without the engine.

BMW sources say the hybrid system can be added to a car for about €5000 ($7500). The gap between the 7 ActiveHybrid and the standard 750i is greater than that, but the feature content of the hybrid is higher.

It said, ”It is for cost reasons that BMW has no plans for a diesel hybrid - clean diesels are expensive engines. Diesels are in any case economical at light load, which is the mode where a gas engine needs the help of hybrid.

”Also, the company is currently selling in Europe a 3 Series diesel with 163 horsepower and 8.2-second 0-62 mph performance that matches the Mk2 Toyota Prius for CO2 emissions. An engineer explained that hybridizing such a car would add several thousand dollars to its cost while saving the driver just $150 a year, even at Europe‘s high fuel prices.”


Posted: at 3-12-2009 12:11 AM (11 years ago) | Addicted Hero
- Toks-E at 20-12-2009 07:18 PM (11 years ago)
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Posted: at 20-12-2009 07:18 PM (11 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- Sheenor at 29-12-2009 01:34 PM (11 years ago)
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Posted: at 29-12-2009 01:34 PM (11 years ago) | Hero
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- teeco at 7-01-2010 12:42 PM (11 years ago)
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Quote from: Toks-E on 20-12-2009 07:18 PM
cool..all countries ar goin green. Naija leaders no get interest for dat kain tin Grin

I tell you Grin

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- Andes at 12-01-2010 03:58 PM (11 years ago)
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Wow!
Nice piece of info.. Will start saving bucks.
Posted: at 12-01-2010 03:58 PM (11 years ago) | Upcoming
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- Sheenor at 28-02-2010 01:11 PM (11 years ago)
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Posted: at 28-02-2010 01:11 PM (11 years ago) | Hero
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- attamem at 13-04-2010 01:08 AM (11 years ago)
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Posted: at 13-04-2010 01:08 AM (11 years ago) | Upcoming
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- Rolinppp at 17-04-2010 12:53 PM (11 years ago)
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Nice 1

Posted: at 17-04-2010 12:53 PM (11 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- waco at 19-07-2010 01:39 PM (11 years ago)
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- Rolinppp at 24-07-2010 07:09 AM (11 years ago)
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Passing

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- juleshotluv at 23-11-2010 02:33 AM (10 years ago)
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Quote from: Rolinppp on 24-07-2010 07:09 AM
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- emma4love3 at 11-03-2016 07:09 AM (5 years ago)
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very nice and is in use already
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- Fran6ixfox at 21-03-2016 05:07 PM (5 years ago)
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- Airbender at 11-06-2016 10:04 PM (5 years ago)
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part of change

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