BMW Electric Car - It's A Hybrid

The BMW Electric Car And The BMW i8 Hybrid Electric Car Or EREV (Extended Range Electric Vehicle)

It has 349 HP @ 406 ft lb of Torque Capable Of 160 MPH All electric mode = 20 miles - On Gasoline in Hybrid mode = 80 MPG!

The new BMW Electric Car is actually a plug in hybrid electric car, meaning that it has batteries and a engine to charge them.



The new BMW i8 Spyder Hybrid Electric Car is a 2+2 seater and has a 3 cylinder diesel turbo engine that drives the car as well as the electric motors, giving a 0 to 62 mph time of 4.8 seconds with a top speed of 155 mph while getting better than 80 MPG on the EU test cycle
This is a 1.5 liter turbo diesel rated at 220 hp with 214 lb ft of torque.

It has a 6 speed gearbox, combined with the 33 hp electric motor between engine and transmission, and an 80 hp motor provides the drive for the rear axle.

The total power provided by this BMW electric car and it's diesel system is 356 hp and 590 ft lb of torque...

The arrangement of the lithium polymer battery pack is stored in the center tunnel and has a capacity of 10.8 kw/h...

The battery weighs only 187 pounds, and can be charged from a standard wall plug in 2.5 hrs at 220 V...

The difference with this car is that it can provide the full output from diesel and electric if required to give the car it's BMW like performance.

It can do 20 miles on battery, then a further 400 miles is available via the diesel used as a charger to give 420 miles from the 6.6 gallon fuel tank and electric combined...

A full aluminum chassis and suspension with the rest of the car made from light sensitive polycarbonate, with led lighting and aerodynamics numbers of 0.22 making sure that the CO2 emissions are reduced...

All other creature comforts are fitted including an active cruise control, which controls the energy use of the car by a forward looking system to reduce emissions even further...

Active regenerative braking also helps to keep the batteries optimally charged.

Measuring 181.1" in length, 74.8" in width and 48.8" in height, with a weight of 3076 lbs and able to carry an additional 981 lb, this unique 2+2-seater is nimble and sporty in traffic....



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