BMW to Enter Green Field with Turbo Diesel Hybrid in Frankfurt

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Make/Model: Vision EfficientDynamics plug-in hybrid
Manufacturer: BMW
In Brief: BMW is finally entering the green car market with an electric-diesel hybrid concept it intends to bring to the Frankfurt Motor Show this fall.

The Word

Add another big premiere to the upcoming Frankfurt Motor Show with the arrival of the BMW Vision EfficiencyDynamics turbodiesel plug-in hybrid sports car concept, and the first from the legendary Bavarian carmaker to show a green side.

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The Vision hybrid is expected to be no slouch off the starting gun, going zero to 60 in a BMW-like 4.8 seconds thanks to 590 fl-lbs of torque. However, the vehicle's 1.5 liter, 3-cylinder turbo-diesel engine and electric motors (combining for a 356 hp output) are expected to earn a fuel efficiency rating of better than 62 mpg.

A lithium-polymer battery pack will require about 6 hours to charge from a 110 volt outlet and give the Vision about 30 miles on battery power alone.

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And so …

What BMW is really bringing to Frankfurt is its ActiveHybrid technology, which they're hyping will appear in two future production vehicles, the BMW ActiveHybrid X6 and the BMW ActiveHybrid 7.

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