27 Nov '14, 8am

BMW reveals 3 Series Plug-in hybrid prototype with 117.5 mpg; next-gen Power eDrive: 2x cu

The 3 Series PHEV with 22Miles of range means another non-sense 10KWH battery is of no interest here, but the Power eDrive is a Huge progress for BMW ! At last one ! Yet, it is still not the desired / optimal Tesla like "all Electric Drive train" with dual Electric engines and an even smaller (non-tracting) BMW Range Extender ICE engine, and a larger battery pack, that could provide this type of capability at a much cheaper price, lower weight and w/ less complexity, PULLING the big central engine (Not pulled here, only downsized to 4xCyl), pulling the huge central gearbox (not pulled here), pulling the huge central transmission (reduced here but still there on the front, as this 4 Cyl ICE remains "tracting", still mechanically connected to the front wheels). But its getting closer than ever to something I could purchase. Just that should end a lot more heavy and costy tha...

Full article: http://www.greencarcongress.com/2014/11/20141127-bmw.html

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