The hunt for C02 continues at all manufacturers and at BMW there is a track coupling a six-cylinder in-line Diesel engine and a light hybridization, in the form of a starter generator. What bring to the SUV X5 and X6 additional power and torque while being more virtuous.
Diesel and light hybrid, a unique solution
Today, most of the hybrid offer on the market consists of proposing a true petrol / electric hybridization or a light petrol / battery hybridization, making it possible to come to the aid of the combustion engine at start-up or during acceleration phases.
Mercedes remains the only one to offer a hybrid diesel with its rechargeable E-Class. Its competitor BMW chooses a different solution with this light hybridization.
The alternator-starter provides 11 more hp, which are used during acceleration phases. Above all, they relieve the diesel engine and thus collect a few grams of CO2.
BMW, still a follower of “6 in line”
For its internal combustion engine, the propeller manufacturer obviously trusts the 6-cylinder in-line. This 3.0 turbo diesel has also been revised. It goes from 265 hp and 620 Nm of torque to 340 hp and 700 Nm.
The lower consumption is accompanied by a decrease in CO2 emissions, which are here at 154 g / km for the X5 and 153 g / km for the X6. This 40d will come in the range in addition to the still available 30d.
With these micro-hybridizations, the manufacturer is expanding its offer between 100% electric, such as the small i3, petrol hybrids and now diesel micro-hybrids.
So many solutions intended to reduce CO2 emissions, meet the objectives set by the European Union and thus avoid very heavy fines.
Prices have yet to be released.