Up Next: BMW Innovations
A preview of the forward-thinking automaker’s latest systems and products.
Get ready to enter the world of BMW innovations over the next few months. You’ll learn about cutting-edge features and processes that are revolutionizing the auto industry. Here’s a sneak peek at what’s in store for drivers:
- ActiveE. 100% Electric. 100% BMW. While there are unique features specific to the BMW ActiveE and electromobility, the pure, on-road exhilaration inherent to every Ultimate Driving Machine® is the same — minus the tailpipe emissions, of course.
The BMW ActiveE begins with an impressive start. Its synchronous motor develops full torque from a standstill to accelerate from 0–60 mph in under 9 seconds*. That’s an instantaneous 184 lb-ft of torque with up to 170 hp.Positioned directly on the rear axle, this electric motor has no clutch, or conventional gearbox. This enables it to deliver seamless, uninterrupted torque at all speeds. The unique position of the motor also accommodates newly developed lithium-ion batteries that facilitate a driving range of up to 100 miles on a full charge.
- All-new four-cylinder engine. The new BMW 2.0-liter TwinPower Turbo engine made its American debut in the Z4 sDrive28i, underlining its sporty credentials . Be prepared for 260 lb/ft of torque – Around 30 percent more than its six-cylinder predecessor.
- Safety innovations. BMW is constantly improving safety features. Active Knee Protection, and Lane Departure Warning are just some of the features that are taking automotive safety to a whole new level.
- i8. The i8 Concept is a hybrid electric vehicle that boasts zero-to-60 mph acceleration of less than five seconds. The i8 concept follows the BMW Vision EfficientDynamics concept recently featured in the Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol, which made it clear that an emotional sports car with the fuel economy of a compact car is no contradiction, but could soon be reality.
Stay tuned in the coming months for more information about these and other BMW innovations that are transforming the experience from behind the wheel.
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