BMW X3 Hybrid

Rumors | August 19th, 2007 by 5

The german automobile manufacture, BMW, has been working on a BMW X3 Hybrid. With its new Concept X3 EfficientDynamics, BMW is jumping on the hybrid …

The german automobile manufacture, BMW, has been working on a BMW X3 Hybrid. With its new Concept X3 EfficientDynamics, BMW is jumping on the hybrid bandwagon but in compare to its competitors, the X3 uses high-performance capacitors (“Super Caps”) to store and supply electric energy to the vehicle’s well-packaged “Active Transmission.”

The Active Transmission combines an electric motor with the functionality of a conventional six-speed automatic gearbox, and attaches directly to a BMW straight-six gasoline engine that employs jet-guided direct injection to further increase efficiency.

BMW X3 Hybrid

The hybrid package is said to be good for up to 440 lb-ft of torque, with 295 lb-ft coming from the 80-hp electric motor. BMW says that the EfficientDynamics system would provide fuel savings of up to twenty percent.

There is still an uncertainty if BMW will actually go ahead and build this model for mass production, but we can all hope so since they could bring some new innovations to the the hybrid world.

BMW X3 Hybrid

BMW X3 Hybrid

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  • http://beck-nissan.bmwheadsets.cn Sergios

    Interesting…

  • Jim

    How come I have not read ANYWHERE about BMW or any other vehicle manufacturer for that matter, to up the ante of efficiency and combine the excellent new clean diesel engines with a hybrid to maximize fuel economy?? Would someone please research and address this issue? I would buy in a minute a hybrid version of a BMW diesel — to get great performance AND economy, especially out of an all wheel drive SUV like this.

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