BMW Vision Concept: A Closer Look At The Engines

Vision EfficientDynamics | September 20th, 2009 by 6
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Ever since BMW has officially unveiled their Vision EfficientDynamics Concept, many of you had several questions regarding the engines’ placement. At the Frankfurt Auto Show, …

Ever since BMW has officially unveiled their Vision EfficientDynamics Concept, many of you had several questions regarding the engines’ placement. At the Frankfurt Auto Show, next to the Vision Concept area, BMW displayed the platform of this concept with all the three power sources: a turbodiesel engine and two electric motors.

The 3-cylinder turbodiesel engine has a rear/mid-mounted placement with the second electric motor residing between the turbodiesel engine and the 6-Speed DCT gearbox. The 1.5-liter 3-cylinder turbodiesel engine outputs 163 horsepower and 214 lb-ft. of torque. The rear-mounted electric motor produces 33 horsepower continuously(51  hp peak) and maximum torque of 214 lb-ft.

The synchronous electric motor placed at the front axle constantly outputs 80 horsepower. Extra power of 112 hp is available for 30 seconds and for 10 seconds, 139 horsepower. Total torque: 162 lb-ft.

vision concept engine photos 12 655x438 BMW Vision Concept: A Closer Look At The EnginesCombined with the electric motors, the total system output is 356 horsepower and 590 lb-ft. of torque.

BMW has once again stated that the technology powering the Vision Concept can be currently applied to other models as well and this technology will be used in future vehicles.

As an FYI, the Concept is 181.1 in. long, 74.8 in. wide and 48.8 in. tall.

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