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BMW Concept 7-Series ActiveHybrid

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MATTHIAS KNOEDLER AND THE MANUFACTURER

BMW is with another rendition of its systemthis time in its flagship with the world debut of the BMW 7-series ActiveHybrid in October at the Paris auto show .

The pairs the car’s twin-turbo, 4.4-liter V-8 engine with an drive for what is known as a hybridmeaning the car cannot operate on alone. Rather, the electric reduce fuel consumption and claims by 15 percentthrough such as an automatic start-stop function turns the vehicle off when it would be idling.

The idea is to make the car more without compromising performance. The version of the new 2009 7-series the V-8 offers 400 hp and 450 lb-ft of torque and BMW that is not diminishedin fact, the electric motor will acceleration. Combining the two powertrains produce about 415 hp and 605 lb-ft of we are told.

Channeling the power is an automatic transmission.

Energy in brake regeneration will be to power many of the car’s leaving the fuel free to the car go fast. BMW says enough can be stored to power substantially electric components than in vehicleswhich seemingly makes it for an endless list of creature The energy is stored in lithium-ion that are located in a trough in the


The components of the mild hybrid come from a cooperative with Daimler. BMW first the fruits of these labors in the X5 unveiled at the 2008 Geneva show. Mercedes introduced technology in Geneva with the GLK BlueTec and S400 mild concepts.

Each luxury automaker its individual systems have tweaked to reflect their imagesa claim we’ll to verify when we can drive respective vehicles. A BMW source the two automakers pooled their for the first two steps of the development of the technology, at which point the veered off in brand-specific directions. we are at the fifth step of the technology,” he The source says BMW is using the to improve dynamics and performance, Mercedes views the system as a for better energy managementa Mercedes may or may not dispute.

Hybrid 5-Series Expected, Too

The project is not part of a larger of BMW, Daimler, Chrysler, and GM to a full or two-mode hybrid that can power a vehicle on alone. BMW is more likely to put the system in its utility vehicles, as the Concept X6 ActiveHybrid while the hybrid system is expected to it into the next-generation 5-series.

The hybrid concept follows the direction of the new 2009 sedan. to the hybrid concept is an aluminum dam stretches across the front end to air flow for better aerodynamics. The air intake is partially covered by the

To bookend the look, a similar is integrated into the rear and the wide, flat shape of the The car is dressed with 20-inch rims with a V-spoke

BMW says two models with the ActiveHybrid system will go production in 2009, which we to be the 7-series and 5-series. Even BMW showed the system in the X5 Vision, it the electric motors with a turbo-diesel, and officials tell us likely won’t offer an mild diesel hybrid, nor BMW see enough benefit of a hybrid with a smaller engine or diesel).

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