BMW is one brand which has presented a number of innovations in design and technology over the past couple of years and still doesn’t seem to see a stop. Besides the advancements made in engines, BMW’ designers have proven their mettle when it comes to designing a futuristic car.
Recently we even saw the introduction of BMW i sub-brand dedicated to manufacturing pure electric cars for future cities which tells you how sincere this automaker is when in comes to developing visions. BMW Vision EfficientDynamics is one such beautiful futuristic vehicle which was first showcased back in 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show. The same car is going to be unveiled on 10th of May in New Delhi in a grand function and Praful Patel, Honorable Minister for Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises will unveil it.
Doesn’t the car look like one from a science fiction movie? In fact It is one as it features some great advancements in terms of fuel consumption and emissions. The car incorporates the performance of a BMW M series with the standard fuel efficiency and emissions that even exceed that achieved by small cars. The result has been obtained from a balanced combination of BMW ActiveHybrid components with an economical combustion engine, and outstanding aerodynamic qualities.
BMW Vision EfficientDynamics Hybrid Car Specifications
The car sports a cutting-edge turbo diesel engine with a displacement of 1.5 Liters. It is a three cylinder engine fitted in the front and injects fuel into the cylinders through latest generation of High Precision Direct Injection. The turbocharge complements the injection system with its variable geometry thereby increasing the efficiency to remarkable levels.
The same produces a maximum power of 163 BHP with peak torque of 214 lb-ft. The combustion engine is coupled with two electric motors placed at both front and rear axles respectively. The one on the front axle is a hybrid synchronous one while on the rear is a full hybrid one. The electric motor placed between the engine and transmission give out a 33 BHP constant power and is capable of delivering a maximum 51 BHP and peak torque of 214 lb-ft.
Following the principle of Brake Energy Regeneration while braking the same motor saves energy and transfers it to the lithium-polymer battery in the car. The second motor on the front axle is a hybrid synchronous one offering a consistent 80 BHP output and a peak torque of 162 lb-ft. Surprisingly the same can deliver 112 BHP for a duration of 30 seconds and also a 10 seconds thrust of 139 hp.
So the overall output comes out to be365 BHP and with a 4.8 seconds acceleration time to 100 km/h along with a top speed of 155 mph. Average fuel consumption for the test cycle comes out as 3.76 liters/100 kilometers, equal to 62.6 mpg, and the CO2 emission rating of 99 grams per kilometer.