BMW and EfficientDynamics

Interesting | April 3rd, 2009 by 6
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EfficientDynamics has become one of the most used words, at BMW Headquarters and not only, in the past year or so. BMW’s EfficientDynamics is a …

EfficientDynamics has become one of the most used words, at BMW Headquarters and not only, in the past year or so. BMW’s EfficientDynamics is a technology, some may even call it a strategy, of delivering the performance and efficiency that drivers expect today. Some of the EfficientDynamics technologies are: Auto Start-Stop system and Shift Point Indicator, Active Aerodynamics, Brake Energy Regeneration(KERS) and Tires with reduced rolling resistance.

With world economy going through one of the worst recessions of all times, BMW has shifted their strategy towards producing smaller, more efficient, but still performance vehicles.

We’ve seen coming out of the Munich HQ’s gates the most efficient BMW ever sold in the UK, the BMW 116d, powered by a 2.0 liter engine with a combined consumption  of 64.2 mpg and a CO2 emissions figure of 118g/km.

Prior to that, BMW has showcased and demoed in Los Angeles the first electric vehicle produced by BMW AG: MINI E, a fully electric with 156 mile driving range. Future models, as the Project i city vehicle, BMW X1, 7 Series Hybrid or X6 Hybrid, will be marketed under the EfficientDynamics technology.

The conclusion of a recent study by the German Federal Motor Transport Authority, was that the most efficient premium vehicles in the German market are made by BMW and MINI. The CO2 emissions for the previously mentioned brands average 158g/km. The average fuel consumption is 5.9 liters per 100km for the diesel engine or 6.6 liters for the gasoline one. In US figures, this translates into 39 mpg and 35 mpg, respectively.

Same authority, concluded that BMW vehicles outperform the other luxury brands by as much as 1 liter per 100km.

The new BMW 730d is mentioned as one of the most impressive performers, despite the larger size and engine power – an average of 7.2 l/100km or 32.6 mpg. From the MINI brand, the one model that truly stands out is the Cooper D, at 3.9 l/100km or 60 mpg!!!

According to our sources, Project i will combine all the EfficientDynamics efforts into a single or multiple vehicles, and it will create a new market, unexplored until now. We’re looking forward to find out more about this in the near future, but in the mean time, here are the BMW and MINI most efficient fleet.

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6 responses to “BMW and EfficientDynamics”

  1. Doug says:

    BMW ftw!

    What’s this about active aerodynamics? Haven’t heard that come up before.

  2. Matski says:

    @Doug: Might be refering to the slats behind the kidney grilles that open when needed to allow air through, but close when not needed to reduce drag.

  3. L1ndja says:

    This might be a stupid question but do Mini cars have the same efficient dynamics programs like bmw?Guess so.

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