German car manufacturer BMW (Bayerische Motoren Werke) does not seem to be much longer will market two leading products in the class of hybrid cars in the ASEAN market. Two hybrid car, the BMW i8 for sport sedan and the BMW i3 city car to not be longer milling in the streets.
As is known already exhibiting BMW sports sedan BMW i8 on the mat Indonesia International Motor Show (IIMS) 2014 ago. Well, the signal BMW will soon release the hybrid car market to ASEAN became stronger with the display of two direct products, the BMW i3 and BMW i8 in the mat Bangkok International Motor Show which takes place at Impact Challenger Hall, Bangkok, Thailand.
In the observation arena detikOto in Bangkok Motor Show, BMW has showcased two of its flagship products are environmentally friendly. Two cars blend of gasoline and electric engines directly into the center of attention of automotive enthusiasts in Thailand.
However, unfortunately, though it was exhibited, BMW has not mentioned the price range will be priced for the BMW i3 and BMW i8. However, in order to market the car, BMW require other investments, the electric charging infrastructure for the two types of the flagship car.
For information, the BMW i8 and i3 has a gasoline engine and an electric motor. Both his work individually or together to provide typical performance sports cars and city cars.
For gasoline engines, i8 holding 3-cylinder turbocharged engine capacity of 1.5 liters is capable of spraying power to 228 bhp. The gasoline engine is also supported by an electric motor powered 129 bhp. If the drive was combined, i8 capable of generating power up to 357 bhp.
BMW calls, i8 car can run from 0-100 km / h in 4.4 seconds. Said top speed can reach 250 km / h.
Meanwhile, reinforced i3 city car electric motor that is capable of displaying 170 horsepower (125 kW) with 184 lb-ft of torque (250 Nm). The electric motor which only weighs 50 kg is claimed to be able to make i3 accelerate from rest to 60 km / h in 3.7 seconds, with acceleration from 0-100 km / h in 7.2 ethics.
Meanwhile, the peak velocity (topspeed) electric car is limited to 150 km / h.
Lithium-ion battery that stores energy for the German car is believed to make the BMW i3 roam between 130-160 miles before it must be recharged energy.
On the other hand, the BMW i3 also has a two-cylinder engine capacity of 650 cc. 35 hp gasoline-powered engine will serve as a generator to make this car is able to roam up to 300 miles.
For weight, the BMW i3 weighs only 1,195 kilograms thanks to the use of carbon fiber reinforced plastic. 50:50 severity distribution to maintain the balance of the car. His body was later supported by MacPherson front suspension and 19-inch wheels wrapped in 155/70 R19 tires.