BMW Thinks Green With The Efficientdynamics Concept
BMW, a car brand that is known and respected around the world. With the introduction of the BMW EfficientDynamics concept, BMW seems to be taking bold steps to rid of their reputation of a gas guzzler. A radical vision, the concept represents a car that showcases plugin hybrid drive technology that is to rival a BMW M3 in acceleration and the Mini Cooper in fuel economy.
At the heart of the concept car is an advanced diesel-electric hybrid system, based on a compact turbocharged 1.5-liter, three-cylinder common-rail diesel engine that will first appear in the second-generation 1-series due in 2011. The front-mounted engine features a gutsy 163 hp and 214 lb-ft of torque, making it more powerful than the latest and most-economical version of BMW’s existing turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder. BMW claims a 0-62 mph time of 4.8 seconds while scoring 62.6 mpg (U.S.) on the EU combined test cycle.
Hope when it comes out, it will be somewhat affordable.