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      09-02-2009, 07:11 AM   #23
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      09-02-2009, 08:01 AM   #24
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Damn I want to see it in person so bad.
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      09-02-2009, 08:37 AM   #25
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      09-02-2009, 09:05 AM   #26
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      09-02-2009, 09:52 AM   #27
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man should remove the the rear seats and trunk space and put a friggen V10 in the back!!!!!!!

ps, i jizz'd in my pants again, sex on wheels
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      09-02-2009, 10:55 AM   #28
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      09-02-2009, 11:10 AM   #29
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Damn!!! I absolutely love this car. Completely changed my mind about plug in hybrids. I wonder what it weighs?
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      09-02-2009, 11:44 AM   #30
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What kind of powerplant are they putting in these things?
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      09-02-2009, 01:23 PM   #31
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but its screaming for tints!!!
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      09-02-2009, 02:38 PM   #32
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but its screaming for tints!!!
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      09-02-2009, 03:14 PM   #33
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      09-02-2009, 03:21 PM   #34
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-Answered my own question, the 3.7 liter diesel engine produces 356hp and 590lb/ft of torque. 0-62 in 4.8 seconds
Wrong!!
1.5L engine
Combined with 2 electric motors gets you this power and tq

Turbodiesel engine with unprecedented specific output
The combustion engine is a cutting-edge turbodiesel featured for the first time in the BMW Vision EfficientDynamics concept car. Displacing 1.5 liters on three cylinders, the engine consistently follows the downsizing principle of using a relatively small engine combined with a turbocharger to reduce fuel consumption.

Through its compact dimensions, the 3-cylinder fits conveniently in front of the rear axle like in an agile mid-engine sports car, despite the two seats at the rear. Fuel is injected by the latest generation of High Precision Direct Injection, and the turbocharger features variable intake geometry for maximum efficiency. Engine output is 163 hp with peak torque of 214 lb-ft.

The specific output of 109 hp per liter sets a new benchmark in diesel technology. The power delivered by the turbodiesel is conveyed to the rear axle by means of a double-clutch transmission (DCT). This advanced transmission technology, which already offers a particularly dynamic driving experience in BMW's M3 and Z4 Roadster, allows the driver to shift gears without the slightest interruption of power. BMW Vision EfficientDynamics features a newly-developed version of BMW's DCT with six speeds for maximum efficiency and flexibility.

Two electric motors for full-hybrid drive
The combustion engine is supplemented by two electric motors. Consistently applying the BMW ActiveHybrid philosophy, development engineers followed the principle of "Best of Hybrid," choosing the optimum combination of a hybrid synchronous motor on the front axle and a full-hybrid system at the rear.

In this concept, the driver benefits from the efficiency of the electric motors over a far wider speed range than with a conventional hybrid car. The rear axle comes with a second-generation full-hybrid system corresponding to the technology in the BMW ActiveHybrid 7 production model. The compact electric motor positioned between the diesel engine and the DCT outputs a consistent 33 horsepower and is able to reach a peak of up to 51 hp. Maximum torque for the rear electric motor is 214 lb-ft, the power, either supporting the diesel engine or in all-electric motoring. When coasting or applying the brakes, the electric motor acts as a generator and feeds electric power to the lithium-polymer battery in the car. The electric energy developed in this way is therefore captured without any additional consumption of fuel through the principle of Brake Energy Regeneration. Energy wasted on the brakes of a conventional car is thus saved within the new power system for subsequent use in driving the car.

A second electric motor acts on the front axle. This engine, a hybrid synchronous motor, offers continuous output of 80 horsepower and peak torque of 162 lb-ft. Extra power of 112 horsepower is available for a period of up to 30 seconds, and, for a 10-second "burst," the electric motor is able to develop 139 horsepower. The power is transmitted through a 2-stage, single-speed reduction gearbox.

BMW Vision EfficientDynamics is able to run completely under electric power, with the power of the turbodiesel engine alone, or through an infinite combination of the three power sources. Depending on driving conditions, the two electric motors may be used both for accelerating and for regenerating energy when applying the brakes and while coasting. This principle ensures efficient energy management, with the charge status of the lithium-polymer battery constantly remaining within the optimum range. When accelerating, the electric motors help to boost the car for even greater performance, ensuring immediate response and a significant reduction in fuel consumption. For a short time, such as in passing maneuvers, the cumulative maximum output of all three engines increases to 356 hp, with maximum torque generated by the three engines reaching 590 lb-ft.


P.S. LOVE IT!!
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      09-02-2009, 03:26 PM   #35
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Yeah, I misunderstood what was said in the video...

p.s. Cliff notes wouldn't hurt.
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      09-02-2009, 03:33 PM   #36
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On the second pic, did I see the LED lights inside the front grilles?
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      09-03-2009, 07:39 AM   #37
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AMAZIN.... the lightup grills are an awesome idea. i may have to hit someone up abut this =]
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but its screaming for tints!!!
It's auto tinting glass. As it gets brighter, tint gets darker.

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On the second pic, did I see the LED lights inside the front grilles?
Yes, grilles light when car is in electric mode. (can be manually controlled too)
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