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Source: BMW Group
Presenting the Active Hybrid Technology Concept at the 2005 Frankfurt Motor Show BMW is unveiling trendsetting drive technology for efficient dynamics based on a very special concept car: The BMW Concept X3 EfficientDynamics combines intelligent technological solutions based on superior drivetrain, transmission and energy storage components.
The transparent side-sill trim, for example, offers the beholder a clear view of the copper-coloured electrical energy storage units forming part of the BMW Active Hybrid Concept.
The big advantage of this concept is that it enhances both the spontaneity and the dynamics of a car on even less fuel than before thanks to the regeneration of energy for an additional electrical drive system.
The BMW Concept X3 EfficientDynamics is a breakthrough in technology clearly showing that the dedicated motorist may by all means still enjoy sheer driving pleasure also in future, combining supreme dynamics with equally supreme fuel economy.
Energy Management BMW-Style: Supreme Dynamics on Optimum Fuel Economy.
The BMW Group defines “hybridisation“ as the intelligent management of the flow of energy within the car. A hybrid concept BMW-style must naturally retain features typical of BMW such as dynamic performance combined with the optimum use of fuel, it must be suitable for all purposes, and it must be available for the widest possible range of use within BMW’s model series. Precisely this is the philosophy borne out by the technology featured in the BMW Concept X3 EfficientDynamics standing out clearly from all other hybrid systems already in place or currently being developed: The core element in the case of BMW’s concept is the Active Transmission operating in conjunction with the most efficient combustion engine and, without requiring any additional space, accommodating both the electric motor and the electronic control unit. And as a further highlight, the entire system is supplied with energy primarily not by a conventional battery, but rather by high- performance capacitors referred to as Super Caps.