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BMW to add stop-start engine system in 2007
BMW to add stop-start system in 2007
Autocar reports that BMW plans to launch its Automatic Engine Start/Stop System next year - one of the fuel economy and emissions reduction components of its "Efficient Dynamics" technology package, as the company aims to meet its commitment to the European Association of Automobile Manufacturers 2008 CO2 emissions reduction targets.
Officially called "Auto Start/Stop," the system automatically switches off the engine when the car comes to a standstill. As soon as the driver puts in the clutch or depresses the gas pedal, the engine restarts automatically. BMW's "Intelligent Software" links together the various sensors required with the starter motor and the alternator control to make the process work.
Auto Start/Stop, along with BMW's High Precision Injection (lean-burn direct injection) and Brake Energy Regeneration technologies, will appear across a broad model range, with the Start/Stop technology to be introduced in four- and six-cylinder 1-, 3- and 5-Series models.
Not long, there's no lag whatsoever. A few hybrids already do that. My friend's Honda Insight does, pretty freaky, DEAD SILENCE. I always say "dude- your car died"
The article is probably wrong tho- on autos it should restart as soon as you get off the brake, and it's up and running before you can get on the gas. For manuals it starts as soon as you touch the clutch, before you even press it down. And the starter is more sophisticated- there's no cranking up the engine.
On a similar note, I was told BMW is coming out with a V-10 that switches to 5 cylinders to save gas?
It doesn't work like that. The electronics stay on, and the whole system, including the engine, is designed to work differently than what you're used to driving. Don't think of it as a retrofit to existing technology. It's all new digs, man, pretty cool if I say so myself. I'll try to get a video from inside the Honda one of these days, so you guys will understand
so it is hybrid or hybrid like? i didnt get that from the article, but now that i think about it, that is what it sounds like. i see why alternative fuel and fuel saving stuff is necessary, however i really dont like it.
BMW would probably integrate an oil pressure preservation tank that would allow for pre pressurised oil systems on startup. That would help alot with the damage associated with startups. I don't like the idea however, I just hate turning my car on and off if I am only going to be stopped for real quick time intervals.
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