The Vision becomes reality, an hybrid BMW sports car (i8)

05 November 2010
Based on the Vision Efficient Dynamics BMW will produce a plug)in hybrid sports car:

Just 1.24 meters high, the 2+2-seater takes up the characteristic BMW shaping style, aesthetic and performant. Wing doors facilitate entry to both rows of seats, while extensive aerodynamic measures reduce the drag coefficient to 0.22. 

Engine: The combination of a 3-cylinder turbo diesel with a hybrid synchronous motor at the front axle and a full-hybrid engine at the rear axle enables an overall system output of 328 hp. 

Performance figures: 4.8 seconds for the sprint from zero to 100 km/h - with an average fuel consumption in the EU test cycle of 3.76 litters/100 kilometers, equal to 75.1 mpg imp, and a CO2 emission rating of 99 grams per kilometer (1,3 l/100km and 33g CO2/km in plug-in hybrid mode).

The lithium-polymer rechargeable battery housed centrally in a longitudinal chassis element and designed specially for this hybrid sports car can be fully charged at a conventional power socket within just two and half hours. The use of electrical energy alone permits zero-emissions motoring with a range of some 50 kilometres, while a 24-litre diesel tank extends the total action radius of the vehicle to up to 700 kilometres.

Linked energies:

  • Range extender

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