/ BMW, Motor Shows, News, Paris Motor Show / Paris Motor Show LIVE: BMW Active Hybrid 3 and i3 Concept

Paris Motor Show LIVE: BMW Active Hybrid 3 and i3 Concept

Linked In Share
Paris Motor Show LIVE: BMW Active Hybrid 3 and i3 Concept

Environmentally-friendly cars are well represented at the BMW booth in Paris, as the German carmaker displays the Active Hybrid 3 and the latest i3 Concept.

The first one is a production model powered by a six-cylinder engine mated to an electric motor and a lithium-ion battery. The six-cylinder in-line engine with BMW TwinPower Turbo technology develops 306 horsepower, while the electric motor develops 55 horsepower and gets its energy from a high-voltage lithium-ion battery integrated underneath the luggage area.

Power from the two drive systems is transferred to the rear wheels by the eight-speed automatic transmission. Charging of the high-performance battery primarily takes place during coasting or braking, the electric motor performing the role of a generator feeding energy into the high-voltage battery. By contrast, under acceleration the electric motor takes on a boost function. assisting the petrol engine by generating an ultra-dynamic burst of power.

The Active Hybrid 3 supports all-electric operation up to 75 km/h, while the driving range in all-electric mode is up to four kilometers. The car sprints from 0 to 100 km/h in 5.3 seconds and has an average fuel consumption of 5.9 liters per 100 km, while emitting 139 g of CO2/km.

The BMW i3 Concept is a purely electric drive vehicle which has a passenger cell made of carbon fiber reinforced plastic. Its interior design is also consistently geared towards sustainability. The new version of the BMW i3 Concept presented at the 2012 Paris Motor Show clearly reflects this.

For example, the eucalyptus wood used for the instrument panel comes from a sustainable cultivation source in Europe and is treated exclusively with natural substances. The high-quality leather of the seats has a fine surface consistency achieved by processing tanning agents gained from olive leaves. What is more, parts of the instrument cluster and door trim are made of natural wool fabric.

by Dan Mihalascu (my Google+) - Friday, September 28th, 2012 - filed under BMW, Motor Shows, News, Paris Motor Show. Image credit: .
Linked In Share
Related Articles
2012 paris motor show active hybrid BMW bmw active hybrid 3 bmw i bmw i3 bmw i3 concept electric vehicles EV hybrid cars hybrids


Discuss: Paris Motor Show LIVE: BMW Active Hybrid 3 and i3 Concept

Leave a Reply















Inautonews Facebook PageInautonews RSS FeedInautonews TwitterInautonews Youtube Channel

Sign up to receive our email newsletter on your email. It's safe. No spam!

Former manager says Alonso ‘best thing about Ferrari’
Former manager says Alonso ‘best thing about Ferrari’Jul.31 (GMM/Inautonews.com) The new era of social media and F1's traditional 'silly season' may not mix well together. Fernando ...
Mercedes drivers told to obey team orders in future
Mercedes drivers told to obey team orders in futureJul.31 (GMM/Inautonews.com) Mercedes' title-warring drivers have been told they must follow team orders over the remaining eight ...
Pundit says Kvyat F1′s ‘man of the future’
Pundit says Kvyat F1′s ‘man of the future’Jul.31 (GMM/Inautonews.com) Fresh blood is in no short supply on the F1 grid this year, as Daniel Ricciardo and Valtteri Bottas ...
Mercedes will try again to turn up F1 volume – Lauda
Mercedes will try again to turn up F1 volume – LaudaJul.31 (GMM/Inautonews.com) Niki Lauda has put his mind to the problem of F1's dwindling television and spectator ...
Teams to argue with Ecclestone over 22-race calendar
Teams to argue with Ecclestone over 22-race calendarJul.31 (GMM/Inautonews.com) F1 team bosses are heading for a clash with Bernie Ecclestone over the shape of the next grand prix ...
‘Magic paint’ to give Ferrari power boost
‘Magic paint’ to give Ferrari power boostJul.31 (GMM/Inautonews.com) Marussia has led the way for a reported 20 horse power boost for struggling engine supplier ...
First BMW i8 spotted in New York
First BMW i8 spotted in New YorkThe first unit of the BMW i8 has been recently spotted out while cruising the streets of New York. BMW has officially announced ...
[VIDEO] See the BMW M4 Coupe’s brutal acceleration
[VIDEO] See the BMW M4 Coupe’s brutal accelerationA new video uploaded onto the web is showing the brutal acceleration of the impressive BMW M4 Coupe, the F82. I’m sure you all ...
Nissan Pulsar Nismo wants the FWD Ring crown
Nissan Pulsar Nismo wants the FWD Ring crownThe newest member of the Nismo family, the Nissan Pulsar, wants to become the fastest ever production front-wheel drive car on ...
[VIDEO] BMW M235i Coupe goes drifting in Cape Town
[VIDEO] BMW M235i Coupe goes drifting in Cape TownThe German based automaker BMW has released a new video with the impressive M235i Coupe which is shown in synchronized drifting, ...
Jaguar XE-S – first official image released
Jaguar XE-S – first official image releasedJaguar has released the first official image with the new XE-S which is showing the front fascia of the model in question. The ...
[VIDEO] Silver Ferrari LaFerrari
[VIDEO] Silver Ferrari LaFerrariOne of the most exclusive Ferrari gathering ever, the Ferrari Cavalcade 2014, has seen this impressive silver finished hybrid ...
Ferrari 458 replica looks like the real deal
Ferrari 458 replica looks like the real dealA replica of the Ferrari 458 has been recently spotted out while looking for a new owner, who will have to pay 50,000 GBP before ...
[VIDEO] Polaris Slingshot gets first promo
[VIDEO] Polaris Slingshot gets first promoPolaris has recently released the first promotional video for the newly unveiled Slingshot, which is showing the model in ...
Tesla’s Elon Musk to appear on ‘The Simpsons’
Tesla’s Elon Musk to appear on ‘The Simpsons’Even if you have global influence, world dominating power and incredible wealth, you’re not somebody until you make a guest ...
Read more automotive news


2013 Frankfurt Motor Show Live Images

bmw i8 spotted new york 1
ferrari 458 italia replica 1
2015 honda jazz australia 1
cadillac ats-l china 1
buick envision 1
mercedes-benz c-class l china 1
lexus nsx trd 1
range rover sport svr 1
ssangyong korando rexton w 60th special anniversary edition uk 1
fiat 500l vans concept 1
lamborghini aventador tuning sr auto 1
2015 polaris slingshot 1

More automotive from inautonews
The first unit of the BMW i8 has been recently spotted out while cruising the streets of New York. BMW has officially announced the starting price of the impressive i8 across the United States but the model in question is still waiting for the 2014 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, in August, in ...
read more
Inautonews Editors Section
Hungaroring – the trip is worth every penny
Hungaroring – the trip is worth every pennyAll those who went to the Hungaroring for their first race on site had plenty of action to see. They will come back with high expectations, after a ...
PREVIEW – Hungarian GP 2014
PREVIEW – Hungarian GP 2014“The circuit is a decent measure of a car’s mechanical grip, due to the need of having good traction out of many slow corners. In terms of ...
Review – German GP 2014
Review – German GP 2014Taking Rosberg’s easy win out of the picture, the German GP was truly spectacular, full of wheel-to-wheel racing, some of the overtakes backfiring ...

Editors Section
Inautonews Editors Section
2012 Safest Cars list 2011 Safest Cars [Video] 2011 IIHS Safest Cars [Video] 2011 EuroNCAP Safest Cars 2010 Safest Cars [Video]

Latest in Safety Recall roundup: Suzuki cars made by GM in South KoreaThe Japanese based automaker Suzuki has recently announced a recall for the Verona, which is ... US: IIHS tests some small cars, surprise results insideAccording to the Safety Institute, the only car from about a dozen small vehicles to get its ...
Safety Section