Sunday, 7 November 2010

New BMW plug-in hybrid sports activities automobile on the way

BMW will mass produce a excessive-powered plug-in hybrid sports activities automotive, the German auto maker introduced Friday.

Based mostly on the Imaginative and prescient EfficientDynamics idea automobile that captured the highest prize at the 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show, the 328-horsepower automotive will feature 2+2 seating and winged doors.

The car will likely be powered by a 3-cylinder turbo diesel and electrical motors.

BMW has not but introduced pricing or when the car will go into production.

The car will charge from a traditional energy socket in just 2.5 hours, and BMW indicated its gas efficiency will method ninety miles per gallon.

The efficiency numbers for the automotive again up its flashy seems, with the mannequin requiring just 4.6 seconds for the sprint from zero to 60 miles per hour, BMW said. The automobile's high speed was not announced.

The automotive can have an electrical-solely driving vary of about 31 miles, whereas diesel energy extends the overall vary of the car to up to 435 miles, in keeping with BMW.

This will not be BMW's first hybrid. Along with the X6 and X5 hybrid SUVs already available on the market, BMW is anticipated to supply a hybrid model of its 5-collection model.

In July, BMW competitor Porsche introduced it will produce a restricted number of its 918 Spyder plug-in hybrid sports activities automobile, which boasts a 500-horsepower V8 engine and is anticipated to be among the many most expensive Porsches ever produced.


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