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BMW Hybrid Cars.

Currently, electric cars only make up for a small percent of automobiles sold worldwide. But it is estimated that by 2040 they will account for 57% of consumer car sales. We are currently in a transition phase from Vehicles running on fossil fuel into EV's, and there are many startups already laying the groundworks to capture their share in this booming market. There are also top brands like Mercedes, Volkswagen, Toyota, Porsche, etc. which are entering the market and they have already or are going to start their EV releases. Among these BMW stands out with its hybrid car releases. Hybrid cars use two types of energy source and these have an electric motor along with a combustion engine.

The main concern for people buying an electric car is the range per charge. This always turns out low as Petrol/Diesel has 30% more energy density than the current battery technology. Another reason is the relatively low carbon emission of these hybrid cars. The carbon emission is sometimes as low as 27 g/km. This is a very important aspect as the Indian has also started to make emission standards more strict. From 1st April 2020, all vehicles have to follow the BS6(Bharat Stage 6) emission standard for their engines which is bases on the EURO6 standards. BMW has an edge compared to others with their hybrid car lineup.


BMW currently assembles its line ups into 10 different groupings. The sportier coupe style is designated by even numbers (2 series, 4 series, 6 series) and the sedan style models are designated by odd numbers (3 series, 5 series, 7 series).

2 Series – A smaller two-door model available as either a coupe or convertible.
3 Series – A compact four-door model available as a sedan, sports wagon, or Gran Turismo.
4 Series – A compact coupe-style model available as either a two-door coupe or convertible or a four-door Gran Coupe.
5 Series – A mid-size four-door model available as a sedan or Gran Turismo.
6 Series – A mid-size two-door model available as a two-door coupe or convertible, or a four-door Gran Coupe or ALPINA Gran Coupe.
7 Series – A full-size four-door model available as a sedan or ALPINA sedan.

In addition to the numbered series, BMW has four groups of vehicles designated by letters:
X Models – A line of SUVs and crossovers (or what BMW refers to as Sports Activity Vehicles and Sports Activity Coupes).
Z4 Model – A two-door roadster.
M Models – A high-performance version of many BMW models is grouped into the M Models (e.g. the M3 is a high-performance version of the 3 Series sedan).

As you may have noticed above, BMW offers some brand-specific vehicle types. These include:
Gran Coupe – A Gran Coupe is a four-door version of a coupe. It retains the curves and styling of a smaller two-door vehicle with the added roominess of a four-door. Both the 4 Series and 6 Series are available as Gran Coupes.
Gran Turismo – A Gran Turismo is a four-door sedan with a higher driving position and a wagon-like trunk. This higher roofline car is available in the 3 and 5 series.
ALPINA Sedan and ALPINA Gran Coupe – ALPINA Automobiles is a separate company from BMW. The BMW ALPINA lines are a higher performance variant of the 6 Series and 7 Series (think of the Shelby Mustang vs. the standard Ford Mustang). Because of the close relationship between the two brands, ALIPNA vehicles are all produced in BMW factories on their normal production lines.

Also, there is a sub-brand of BMW that is BMW I. BMW I was founded by BMW in 2011 to design and manufacture plugin electric vehicles. The main idea behind BMW I was to minimize the emission of co2 thereby preventing pollution occurring in the Environment. As per some of the research carbon dioxide indirectly affects the OZONE layer thereby affecting the generation of the new OZONE layer. By looking at all the effects caused due to increase co2 in the environment BMW took the initiative to solve the issue by focusing on the production of electric vehicles. The first two models produced by BMW I was i3 and i8.

The BMW i3 is the first zero-carbon dioxide mass-produced vehicle that has a carbon fiber reinforced plastic and works on lithium-ion batteries. It has an electric range of about 160 to 180 mph (80 or 90 mi). Also, BMW is offering REX (Range extender) which is powered by two 647 CC cylinders of 9 L fuel tanks which is used as a generator to produce electricity. According to the study of EPA ratings i3 utilizes 60 Amperes of electricity per HR and has an EV-RANGE of about 130 km that is approximately 61 miles. The BMW I8 accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.4 seconds and has an electronic top speed of 250 km/h. The BMW i8 has a fuel efficiency of 2.1 L/100 km (134.5 mpg‑imp; 112.0 mpg‑US) under the NEDC test with carbon emissions of 49 g/km. The i8 looks like a Hot Wheels car handles like a supercar and is as expensive as a high-end Porsche.

With a starting price of $135,000, this isn’t the car for everyone. It’s a gateway into BMW’s other hybrid, the cute and cheap BMW i3, a shorter, sporty runaround that BMW is touting as their answer to crunchy hybrids from Honda, Nissan, and Chevy. I8 stands tall among the other sports car and has a leading market in the US and UK. It is found that electricity covers more distance than fuel and eco-friendly, So don't you think that electric vehicles should be promoted for the betterment of the environment?. BMW is the best example that proves the fact that a company is not considered as a success just based on the amount they earn, its not the money that makes a company successful its the care for all the employees working in the company and the vision of making the world a better place for everyone just by thinking on different ideas and implementing it.

The BMW Brand is respected by the audience, not because of the different cars they produce, but because of the comfort level, they provide the consumer. BMW company proves the fact that a brand is not a brand because of the number of shares they have, But a brand is considered as a brand because of the care they share.

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