Friday, December 2, 2011

Cooperation between BMW and Toyota to manufacture diesel engines

BMW announced that signed a cooperation agreement with Toyota, including the supply of diesel engines for Toyota in use in the technology of hybrid cars, and under this Agreement will BMW to supply diesel engines for cars 2.0 liter fuel in preparation for selling in European markets.
The Web site, Otto Nyos that this agreement would reduce the cost of production for Toyota for the equipment under the guidance of local cars.

He also noted that the site to BMW, has signed an agreement last year with Peugeot Citroen to develop and produce hybrid cars, while Toyota has signed a cooperation agreement with Ford to produce and manufacture of locomotives, and hybrid cars in the month of August.

It is worth mentioning that the sales of Toyota and Axas declined in Europe since the beginning of this year, up 9% from last year to 461.299 thousand cars.

Tokyo 2011: BMW launches a hybrid version of the fifth category ActiveHybird 5

Despite the withdrawal of Bavarian giant hybrid version of the BMW X6 ActiveHybird of the United States due to weak sales significantly.But BMW is not and will not give up technology, hybrid cars and even the disclosure of a hybrid model of the fifth category ActiveHybird 5 Series in the 42 session of the Tokyo International Exhibition for cars.And do not vary ActiveHybird 5 determined from the version sedan normal but of course differ mechanically derives its strength from the hybrid system component of the engine Abannzeny class V "535i" six-cylinder 3-liter equipped with a pair of chargers turbo outlet power is estimated at 306 hp in conjunction of the electric motor works lithium-ion batteries produce a separate force of some 55 HP.And thus produce ActiveHybird5 force assembled of 340 hp and a torque of $ 450 N / m and transferred power to the rear axle via an automatic gearbox with eight speeds, enabling it to accelerate from 0-100 km. Q in 5.9 seconds, top speed electronically limited 250 km. Q.The electric motor to strengthen the car's performance during the procedure when you stop the electric motor works as a generator to charge the batteries while the car to stop, and consume fuel between 6.4 and 7 liters per 100 km average CO2 emitted is estimated with 155 g / km.As usual, most hybrid cars can run based on electricity only thanks to lithium-ion batteries at speeds of up to 60 km. Q to be able to cut a distance of four kilometers at speeds of 35 km. Q dependent on batteries only.

Tokyo 2011: Suzuki launches a copy of the experimental vehicle future cities Regina

Under the direction of the attention of all car companies in the future the same way as interest in the present where the future is present today, tomorrow has many international auto companies in the recent disclosure of models in the future for the next decade.

Today it's the turn of Suzuki when the disclosure of Regina and her future as part of the company's stand, currently participating Fair Tokyo International Auto Show.

The Suzuki Regina embodiment of future cities, small car-sized, lightweight low-consumption-friendly environment to overcome all the obstacles that we have in the present from the crowded cities and ending close to contaminated sources of energy depletion.
The dimensions of the experimental version of the Suzuki Regina 3.5 meters long, 1.6 meters wide and weighing only 730 kg, and on the mechanical side of Regina provided the Suzuki engine Benziny provider turbocharged 0.8-liter capacity connected to the front axis through the transmission interlock with a constant.

Regina and consume the least amount of fuel by about 10% of the same size and category of the current car consumes 3.1 liters per 100 km and the lowest out of CO2 exhaust rate of 70 g / km only