28 Nov '14, 10am

BMW Reveals 670hp Power eDrive Plug-in Hybrid System

Revealed in a 5-Series GT, the Power eDrive plug-in hybrid system consists of a company's new 170kW (228 hp) turbocharged 2.0-litre four-cylinder direct injection gasoline engine and two electric motors borrowed from the BMW i3 and beefed up a bit. A 150kW (201 hp) version of the i3's synchronous unit mounted up front in the space usually taken up by the torque converter in the car's eight-speed automatic gearbox. The second, even more powerful 200kW (268 hp) unit sits in the rear axle assembly. Together they make an astonishing 670 horsepower and 750lb ft of torque. “The electric motors provide approximately two-thirds of the combined output, with the combustion engine accounting for the remaining third,” said Franz Drescher-Kaden, BMW concept engineer for the new petrol-electric hybrid set-up. A 20kWh lithium ion battery mounted centrally ensures an all-electric range of...

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