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BMW Vision Efficient Dynamics Concept

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With this prototype, BMW makes a step in a relatively virgin area, the plug-in diesel hybrids. But as a BMW, this concept must be economic, environmental, and especially sporty.
And it is : BMW Vision Concept is able to reach 100 km / h in 4.8 seconds and a top speed of 250 km / h, these values, spectacular for a hybrid, being achieved at the cost of just 3.76 liters of diesel per 100 kilometers and CO2 emissions of 99 grams for one kilometers traveled.
How do they do it ? By combining a small diesel motor and two electric motors. Is a three-cylinder diesel of 1.5 liters, obtained by practically cutting in two the efficient 3.0-liter diesel from BMW 335d. This centrally mounted engine has an output of 163 hp and could even be a future solution for small class BMW models.
The diesel engine, however, is helped by two electric motors, one for each deck, raising the total power to 356 hp. The whole system is driven by a dual-clutch DCT box, similar to that dela M3 or Z4.
The Load duration is 2 hours and with a fuel tank of 25 liters full, BMW Vision Concept can travel almost 700 km.
As for the design, we let the pictures speak.

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458 Italia – Another Ferrari Masterpiece

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How else can you describe a car as a Ferrari 458 Italia, which releases not only sex appeal, but also excitement and adrenaline?
The presentation of the the new Ferrari 458 Italia at the 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show was fantastic, Michael Schumacher being one of the presenters for the car. The lines of the car are astonishing and the front is the most aggressive so far encountered in a Ferrari.
The V8 has 4.5 liters and develops 570 hp and is matched to a sequential gearbox with double clutch, taken from the F 1 technicians.
The report of 2.42 kilograms / bhp gives the car a fabulous behavior, but also super-performances: 3.4 seconds to 62 mph and top speed of 202 mph

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