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08-15-2016 08:05 PM
2b2
Re: eLectrifying Lincolns / reaching higher™

BMW Introduces 64 MPGe 740e xDrive PHEV
MRickan @ AutoVerdict -
Source: BMW
August 11, 2016

...The new 2017 BMW 740e xDrive iPerformance is powered by a plug-in hybrid drive system using the precisely executed interplay of a four-cylinder gasoline engine with BMW TwinPower Turbo technology and an electrical machine integrated into the 8-speed Steptronic transmission to generate a system output of 322 hp. This iPerformance model features BMW’s intelligent all-wheel drive system to distributes the combined power of the combustion engine and electrical machine permanently and as required between the front and rear wheels. The 2017 BMW 740e xDrive iPerformance is already in production and will arrive at U.S. dealerships in August starting at $89,100 plus $995 Destination and Handling...

More of this ENORMOUS article...
or @ BMW
&
crossreference to FiN's Virtual Awd thread ...cuz dunno if the "BMW740exDiP" is...
07-25-2016 09:55 PM
2b2
Re: eLectrifying Lincolns / reaching higher™

Jaguar Land Rover said to be in talks with Ford, BMW over battery plant
AutomotiveNews

Nick Gibbs - July 25, 2016


...JLR executives have met Ford and BMW officials about collaborating on a plant with the capacity to supply "several hundred thousand vehicles," the Sunday Times reported...

...If the new plant was to be built in the UK, it would be a huge vote of confidence for the country after Britain voted to quit the EU, Evercore said in a note to investors. After sterling's decline following the Brexit vote, the plant would also lessen the financial headwinds of a weaker pound for net importers Ford and BMW, the analysts said...

...When contacted by Automotive News Europe about the Sunday Times report, a JLR spokesman said: "We do not comment on speculation."

A Ford spokesman said: "We have been and will continue working with other companies on a variety of subjects. We keep these discussions private for competitive reasons."

BMW denied it is talks for joint battery production.

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I stuck this here cuz the other 2 conspirators ...I mean 'alleged partners'... are Lux


separate thread
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07-18-2016 09:13 PM
2b2
eLectrify Lincolns / reach higher™ / STOP the LINCOLN ABUSE!

L.A.Times
"...Customers are increasingly inclined toward the hybrids, especially in L.A., where Ford says 42% of all Fusion sales are of hybrids or plug-in hybrids.
With the Platinum Energi, getting there in a plug-in hybrid is just a little more plush..."




yeah, it^s actually a nice Fusion review - if anyone wants to re-post it in another thread
07-18-2016 12:41 AM
Bloggin
Re: eLectrifying Lincolns / reaching higher™

The electric motor, depending on configuration, can provide between 25 and 30 miles of driving on a full charge.

Plug-in hybrids MUST offer at least 30 EV miles to qualify for the new huge Chinese incentives. So it's no doubt that this BMW will at least offer 30 EV miles.

With all the luxury competition offering plug-in models, Lincoln will quickly look like it can't compete with the big guys if they don't announce something soon. Right now Lincoln is the ONLY major luxury brand without a plug-in model. With the new restrictions in China, Lincoln better start talking...

It would be unacceptable for the New 2017 Continental not to offer a plug with 31EV miles as a late introduction or MY2018 model. Using the new battery tech and hybrid drivetrain on it's new 'architecture'.
07-15-2016 06:08 PM
2b2
Re: eLectrifying Lincolns / reaching higher™

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Originally Posted by glyphics View Post
Keep stoking the fire, 2B2.

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Originally Posted by glyphics View Post
...Lincoln is chasing a moving target and Ford needs to respond sooner rather than later. Question is, will Ford management endorse product differentiation for Lincoln a la Genesis or will Lincoln forever remain Ford's luxury clone?
BMW 7 Series iPerformance hybrid priced at $90,095
Autoblog

July 14th 2016

...Today BMW released detailed information on the electrified 7 Series. The new plug-in hybrids will be available in both short- and long-wheelbase variants, with xDrive all-wheel-drive available on the long-wheelbase model. The new model will carry the 740e (or 740Le for the stretched version) iPerformance moniker. BMW also confirmed to Autoblog that the models will be available in August starting at $90,095.

Drivers concerned about letting everyone know they have the most high-tech and environmentally friendly 7 Series will be happy to know that BMW has visually distinguished the hybrid. The car will carry eDrive and i badges as well as exclusive blue grille bars and hub covers. And for potential owners wishing to make a personal statement, all the other styling kits available on the normal 7 Series are also available on the hybrid. Speaking of the exterior, know that the laser headlights available in Europe will not make the trip here.

Mechanically, the big Bimmer is propelled by a 2.0-liter inline four coupled to an electric motor to make a combined 326 horsepower and 369 lb-ft of torque. Power is transferred through an 8-speed automatic to either the rear wheels or all four. The electric motor, depending on configuration, can provide between 25 and 30 miles of driving on a full charge. That full charge also comes in under four hours using the standard wall charger, and under three when using the BMW i Wallbox accessory charger. When performance trumps frugality, the quickest 740Le xDrive iPerformance can hit 62 miles per hour in a claimed 5.3 seconds while it's two-wheel-drive counterparts are only 1 to 2 tenths slower.

Drivers will also have a remarkable amount of control in how the drivetrain doles out power. An eDrive button will allow the driver to choose between Auto and Max settings. The former is the default setting that attempts to maximize range, but will engage the gasoline engine at 50 mph or under heavy throttle usage. The latter shifts to electric-only mode and can remain a pure EV up to 87 mph. It will still engage the combustion engine if the driver floors the throttle.

Other features that control power usage are the new Adaptive driving mode and Battery Control function. The Adaptive driving mode is added to the normal Comfort, Sport, and EcoPro modes**, and is designed to select the best powertrain and suspension settings based on driver inputs and even based on the navigation route.
BMW says this navigation integration can also help optimize efficiency for specific routes. The Battery Control function is another useful feature that will allow the driver to tell the car to maintain the battery charge anywhere between 30 and 100 percent. BMW explains this can allow the driver to use the gas engine on the highway while saving electric power for city driving at the end of the trip. Sharp Chevy Volt owners may recognize this as similar to using "Mountain Mode" to save power.

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modes** = my rant!!
07-15-2016 01:02 AM
Bloggin
Re: eLectrifying Lincolns / reaching higher™

“At the moment, the indication is that full electric will be the only way that you’ll get into some of the cities in China,” he said. “I wouldn’t say we’re discounting [hybrid engines] completely, but it looks like if you don’t have a full electric drive, even some of the hybrid drives just won’t get into some cities in China.”...

This should be the driving force behind al major automakers electrification efforts. Unlike in the us where sub 20 mile plug-in hybrids and sub 100 mile EVs earn incentives. For China, plug-in hybrids must offer at least 31 miles, and now 200+ mile EVs will be 'required'. This means the rest of the world benefits also.

Currently, Lincoln offers nothing with a plug.....and it's 2016.
07-14-2016 10:06 PM
glyphics
Re: eLectrifying Lincolns / reaching higher™

Keep stoking the fire, 2B2.

Lincoln is chasing a moving target and Ford needs to respond sooner rather than later. Question is, will Ford management endorse product differentiation for Lincoln a la Genesis or will Lincoln forever remain Ford's luxury clone?
07-14-2016 02:52 PM
2b2
Re: eLectrifying Lincolns / reaching higher™

Bentley Mulsanne to swap its V8 for electric power
AutoCar.co.UK

by Sam Sheehan - 11 July 2016


The current-generation Bentley Mulsanne could get an all-electric powertrain to meet the increasingly stringent demands of global emissions regulations.

Speaking exclusively to Autocar at a customer demonstration of the new Mulsanne Extended Wheelbase, Mulsanne product and marketing manager Hans Holzgartner said an all-electric powertrain was already under consideration. He cited draft paperwork from Chinese law makers as a motivating factor to push it into production.

“At the moment, the indication is that full electric will be the only way that you’ll get into some of the cities in China,” he said. “I wouldn’t say we’re discounting [hybrid engines] completely, but it looks like if you don’t have a full electric drive, even some of the hybrid drives just won’t get into some cities in China.”...
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07-10-2016 03:17 PM
2b2
Re: eLectrifying Lincolns / reaching higher™


All-new Audi V8 engine to be the LAST...
AutoCar.co.UK

by Hilton Holloway - 7 July 2016

...The source said another all-new V8 engine family is unlikely because of the shift in investment towards all-electric and hybrid powertrains planned for the future by Audi bosses.

The source said: “By 2025, the plan of Audi management is to have between 25% and 35% of Audi’s output as battery-electric vehicles.

“It would be very difficult to justify the huge investment in another new V8 because of the cost of developing electric drivetrains and battery packs. You have to ask what is the best use of investment money.”...
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07-07-2016 12:21 AM
2b2
Re: eLectrifying Lincolns / reaching higher™

700-HP Porsche Panamera to Get 918 Spyder Performance Hybrid Tech
Turbo S will no longer be the pinnacle of the Panamera line
MotorTrend

Mike Connor - June 28, 2016

...Thanks to the 918’s high-performance hybrid technology, the fastest trim levels of future Porsches are going to have the word “hybrid” pasted to them, starting with the Panamera.

The Panamera Turbo S ... should have 580 hp to give it a nice bump over the 550-hp Turbo, and it’ll drive circles around many a performance sedan (the non-S Turbo did a 7:38 on the Nürburgring Nordschleife, same as a 997 GT3 RS). Then it’ll run and hide when its big brother arrives.

Described to us as a 918 with a back seat, an even-faster Panamera is coming soon. Matching the Panamera’s twin-turbo 4.0-liter V-8 WITH the 918’s hybrid technology will yield power output in the ballpark of 700 hp and torque likely around 800 lb-ft. Our source doesn’t know the final name yet, but we’re guessing something logically German like Panamera Turbo S Hybrid. Or maybe they’ll give it a number like they did the Boxster (928 has a nice ring to it).

This won’t be the only hybrid Panamera, though. The standard supercharged V-6-powered Panamera S Hybrid will make its return in the near future, and its job will still be to get better fuel economy than the rest of the model line...

...hybrid technology will BOOKEND the efficiency spectrum of the Panamera, and you can bet your bottom Euro the future of more Porsche models will look very similar. The obvious next candidate is the mechanically similar Cayenne SUV...

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let's see
400+hp from Lincoln's 3.0T OR maybe 600hp from a not-quite GT 3.5T
& a couple motors from the FocusElectric = at Least 280hp...

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