Updated on August 1, 2015
BMW is one of the brands that more bet for the efficiency of its models is something undeniable. It is pioneered in the use of consumption reduction technologies, included in the package EfficientDynamics, and in many occasions goes one step ahead of other manufacturers. Now just announced the arrival of two new engines for the BMW X1, thanks to one of them becomes the most efficient in the history of SUV.
The model is called BMW X1 sDrive20d Efficient Dynamics Edition. Equipped with a Engine 2.0 163 HP turbo diesel and 380 Nm, located halfway between the 143 X 1 xDrive18d CV and the 177hp X1 xDrive20d. Only available with rear drive, its average usage stays in 4.5 l / 100 km, with a few emissions of CO2 in just 119 g/km.
What has BMW done to achieve a reduction in consumption so high? It’s a cut of 15% compared to the sDrive20d of 177 hp, although its power is slightly higher. Basically, the most important changes concern the introduction of relationships longer in the gearbox and the use of low rolling resistance tyres. Optimal progress indicator has also been amended; it is assumed that he sends change in another rpm range, because in the 177 hp the maximum torque is obtained between 1,750 and 3,000 rpm and in this case between 3,250 to 4,000 rpm.
In addition to these changes, it has also installed a pendulum centrifugal that helps balance the vibrations, resulting in a smaller noise at low revolutions. Also there added extra insulation to reduce the sound of the engine compartment. These two measures will be applied from autumn in all BMW X 1diesel engines.
The second engine in contention is a 2.0 Twin PowerTurbo four-cylinder, with 184 hp and a maximum torque of 270 Nm. Offered with four-wheel (X1 xDrive20i) both rear propulsion (X1 sDrive20i). In the first case sell my porsche , with manual transmission, accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 7.4 seconds and consumes media 7.1 l / 100 km, with emissions of CO2 of 165 g/km. If you opt for four-wheel, manual or automatic change can be mounted. Reaches 100 km/h in 7.8 seconds and consumed 7.7 l / 100 km (7.6 in case of automatic) with emissions of CO2 of 179 g/km (177 with automatic transmission).
Both engines will come to the European market in the autumn of this year, with slight modifications in the equipment. Then the Rails for the roof, that previously only sold with M. kit will be offered on option Also new modalities of control of braking will be incorporated to the ESP in the rear propulsion 1 X, and the BMW ConnectedDrive will include traffic information in real time.
Updated on August 1, 2015
Any driver will agree that filling up gas these days can be quite costly. The national average cost for gas is estimated to be around $3.5 per gallon; which is actually a drop as compared to the prices registered back in 2013, about $3.80 per gallon. This price is often subject to change due to the changes in the international price of oil; which constantly fluctuates depending on several factors like domestic issues for instance, natural disasters and government policies; decisions made by OPEC; as well as international conflicts.
During most of the period the price of crude oil has been on the rise, the price of natural gas has on the other hand been on the drop. This can largely be attributed to the continued use of hydraulic fracturing to reach deposits of natural gas that were earlier deemed as inaccessible. This drop in price is being exploited by many buyers of modern vehicles. The financial, environmental and operational benefits associated with CNG cars are driving more people into CNG vehicle conversions in OKC.
It is very clear that the future of energy innovation is greatly dependent on CNG and other sources of clean energy. Some of the cost benefits you get with CNG vehicle conversion include:
- Pollution of air with toxic gases is a cause of a host of respiratory conditions. The occurrence of these conditions can greatly be eliminated with the use of natural gas vehicles which have been designed to emit close to zero emissions. Fueling emissions in gasoline cars can account for up to 50% of the total emissions of hydrocarbons. Furthermore, global warming is costing the globe more and more dollars in trying to pay for the climate changes. This can greatly be eliminated by the use of CNG vehicles that produce significantly fewer pollutants as opposed to gasoline-powered vehicles that release CO2 through tailpipe emissions.
- The average cost of CNG is between 15% and 50% less expensive than an equivalent gallon of gasoline. In addition, the financial incentive advantage on CNG offers an investment tax credit of 50% for any vehicle that is converted to CNG fuel system.
- Vehicles driving on natural gas have no carbon deposits similar to those found in gasoline engines. As a result, there is reduced friction which means the engine is not subject to wear. This ensures a long lasting engine that eliminates frequent maintenance costs thanks to the product’s clean-burning qualities.
- CNG systems are becoming more and more popular as each day goes by. This is because more people are discovering the benefits that are associated with using CNG vehicles. The initial cost of buying a CNG vehicle may be high for many people out there; but the cost of owning one is greatly lower than owning a gasoline car. However, today cars can be converted from gasoline or diesel into CNG vehicles by fitting a CNG conversion kit and are now enjoying many of these benefits of CNG vehicle conversion