BMW Power eDrive - The future of Plug in Hybrid Drive
Growing focus on electric operation:
Power eDrive plus TwinPower Turbo technology – the future of plug-in hybrid drive.
The overall efficiency of a plug-in hybrid vehicle is closely related to its all- electric driving range. The ongoing development and refinement of hybrid drive systems under the Efficient Dynamics programme is geared in particular to maximising the amount of time the vehicle spends in electric mode. In order to ensure that this shift to increased electric operation goes hand in hand with typical BMW dynamic performance, unimpaired everyday practicality and maximum long-distance capability, the BMW Group is developing a new generation of “highly electrified” hybrid concept models.
Highlights of the future models’ Power eDrive technology will include significantly higher-powered electric motors and batteries with twice the capacity of present versions. With this...
The Worlds most successful premium sedan. now with plug in hybrid drive.
The BMW 3er Plug in hybrid prototype.
Outstanding flexibility, which means it can be integrated in a wide range of different vehicle concepts, makes rapid deployment of this plug-in hybrid drive technology in the BMW model range a feasible and realistic proposition. The BMW 3 Series plug-in hybrid prototype provides a first taste of the extra- efficient driving pleasure which the world’s most successful premium sedan will offer.
Combining a four-cylinder TwinPower Turbo petrol engine from the new Efficient Dynamics engine family with an electric motor, the BMW 3 Series plug-in hybrid prototype offers standards of sporty performance on a par with a conventionally powered BMW 3 Series six-cylinder model, combined with a significant reduction in fuel consumption. Its plug-in hybrid drive system has a combined output of approximately 245 hp and maximum combined torque of...
Mercedes-AMG is continuing its model initiative: following on from the successful A 45 AMG, CLA45 AMG and GLA 45 AMG models, the Mercedes-Benz CLA45 AMG Shooting Brake is now the fourth high-performance compact car to be brought out, and it makes a stunning impression with its unique interior concept and its unrivalled mix of thrilling driving dynamics, excellent everyday usability and tremendous individuality. The sensational avant-garde concept of the CLA45 AMG Shooting Brake offers yet another highly attractive means of entering the fascinating world of AMG. With an output of 265 kW (360 hp) and peak torque of 450 Newton metres, the 2.0-litre turbo engine is the world's most powerful...
Breathtakingly sporty proportions and a powerfully dynamic design idiom with sensuously shaped surfaces already made the CLA unmistakable in its four-door Coupé guise. It is now followed by a further design icon, the CLA Shooting Brake, with a unique look all of its own. The lower overall height and the elongated coupé-style roof contour line, the low greenhouse and the sweep of the high beltline are the key design features of its distinctive profile. As is the gentle downward slope of the roof line, which makes for significantly more headroom than in the four-door Coupé. The CLA Shooting Brake (length/width/height: 4630/1777/1435 mm) will initially be available with...
So what do HOT ROD readers think of this latest concept from the folks at Galpin Ford? This is a full carbon fiber body draped over a new 2015 Mustang chassis. Designed by Henrik Fisker, in cooperation with Galpin’s Beau Boeckmann, you might remember Fisker from the ill-fated Fisker Karma hybrid sedan. Before the Fisker fiasco Henrik was a rising design star having designed the BMW Z8, Aston Martin DB9, and V8 Vantage.
Called the “Rocket” Galpin’s super Mustang is touted as the “Ultimate American Muscle Car”. It is planned for limited production by early 2015. Not bound by corporate identities and other production targets allowed Fisker to create a more aggressive grille, adding more than a modicum of functional vents and scoops. Fisker says his inspiration was the 1968 Shelby Mustang, which is his favorite Mustang...
Stuttgart/Guangzhou/Los Angeles. At the world première in Guangzhou and the presentation in Los Angeles, the new Mercedes-Maybach S-Class is being unveiled almost simultaneously in its two key markets of the USA and China. The vehicle makes its début at Auto Guangzhou and the Los Angeles Auto Show just hours apart. At 5453 mm long and with a wheelbase of 3365 mm, the flagship of the Mercedes-Benz model range is 20 cm larger in both dimensions than the S-Class Saloon with long wheelbase. Rear passengers benefit from this increased size as well as from standard equipment that includes executive seats on both...
Mazda has unveiled the 2016 CX-3 in Los Angeles.
Set to go on sale next year, the entry-level crossover has a prominent grille, sweptback headlights and plastic body cladding. Moving further back, there's curvaceous body work and a blacked out C-pillar which has been designed to resemble a rear window.
The cabin largely carries over from the Mazda2 and features circular air vents, metallic trim and gloss black accents. Higher-end variants will also have a heads-up display and a Mazda Connect infotainment system.
In the United States, the CX-3 will be powered exclusively by a 2.0-liter SKYACTIV-G petrol engine. The company was coy on specifications but it will be connected paired to a SKYACTIV-Drive automatic transmission.
Europeans, on the other hand, will receive two 2.0-liter SKYACTIV-G petrol engines and the new 1.5-liter SKYACTIV-D diesel engine. They can be connected to...
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