ActiveHybrid X1 spotted testing? 4WD hybrid under development?

10/04/2013

Pictures of an hybrid BMW X1 just emerged on the internet, they announce the arrival of an hybrid engine on the brand’s compact SUV but certainly with a new technology, an evolution of the current ActiveHybrid... We imagine a 4-wheel drive hybrid tech like in Mini which was also seen testing on snow over a year ago.

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Indeed, the 4x4 hybrid technology is interesting because it offers four-wheel drive without crankshaft and heavy transmission as well as frictions and inefficiencies related to: a combustion engine at the front and an electric motor on rear axle working separately or together depending on the conditions and driving style.

Peugeot-Citroën and Audi already took the step (see HYbrid4 and e-tron quattro) and Honda will launch their SH-AWD tech in the future NSX - this type of engine 4x4 is committed to a bright future!

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