• BMW EfficientDynamics heat energy recovery technology

    Even the most efficient internal combustion engine can only convert about one-third of the energy derived from fossil fuels into the mechanical kinetic energy needed to power a car. The rest of the energy is mostly wasted, either through exhaust heat, through the engine’s cooling system, or noise. Finding ways of recovering this lost heat energy is one of the major goals being pursued by engineers working on BMW EfficientDynamics for the future, something we’ve been reporting on for the past several years now but has been researched by BMW and its partners since the early part of...

  • 2013 BMW 3-Series spy shots
    2013 BMW 3-Series Spy Shots

    UPDATE: The new F30 3-Series has just been revealed as a 2012 model. Click here for all the official details and photos. The current E90 BMW 3-Series has been on the market since 2005, so it's only fitting that prototypes for the next-gen model are almost complete. Most agree that the next model...

  • 2012 BMW 1-Series Hatchback
    2012 BMW 1-Series: Larger, More EfficientDynamics Technology

    You can make your own mind up about the styling of the upcoming 2012 BMW 1-Series hatchback, but one thing is for certain: with larger dimensions and more efficiency, the appeal of BMW's smallest model will be broader than ever. Most exciting for tech fans will be the EfficientDynamics and...

  • BMW 8-speed transmission
    BMW Previews New EfficientDynamics Tech, Including 8-Speed Predictive Transmission

    Most of BMW's EfficientDynamics technologies are pretty sleepy numbers: nearly-invisible aerodynamic tweaks, thermal efficiency improvements, electric power-assist systems, and the like. Some of them, however, are downright fascinating, like the future predictive eight-speed transmission detailed...

  • BMW Heat Energy Technology
    BMW Previews Future Heat Energy Recovery Technology

    The installation of a thermoelectric generator could improve fuel economy by as much as 5%.

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