Munchen / shanghai (china), 8. April 2011 – since 2003, the bmw group and the chinese automakers are brilliance partner. On the automobile fair in shanghai (21. Until 28 april 2011), the joint company "bmw brilliance automotive" presents the prototype of a plug-in hybrid sedan.
In series from 2013
The vehicle is based on the long version of the funfer bmw, which is produced in shenyang for the chinese market. The prototype is still designed as a parallel hybrids, the scheduled series version should become a plug-in hybrid. The properties of the vehicle are based on the requirements of the chinese automotive market according to the manufacturer. Serial production should begin in china in china.
Details about the engine later
In the prototype, a 70 kw electric motor is combined with a 218 hp internal combustion engine that is charged by a bmw twinpower turbo. Which conventional engine is in the hybrids and what is planned for the series, bmw was not to be elicited before the fair in shanghai. In china, in the long funer so far only series six-cylinder gasoline tins are used with 2.5 and three liters of displacement. The top model is the 306 hp 535 li with turbocharged three-liter engine. The hybrid version presumes a smaller machine, maybe even a four-cylinder.
75 km range – at constant 60 km / h
The range in pure electrical operation gives bmw with up to 75 kilometers. Prerequisite for this is a constant speed of 60 km / h, which was also not realistic in chinese everyday operation. The electric motor relates its energy from a high voltakku, which is integrated in the pack space and can be charged via the power grid. A minimum distance of 400 kilometers should ensure the internal combustion engine.