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      08-04-2009, 10:09 PM   #6
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3 cylinder, hmmmm. An N27 (half an N54)?

I'd suspect that's the engine for the hybrid - figure about 150+ HP supplemented by 50 to 75 kW of electrical energy. The all up power should be around 200 kW. (Conversion is 100 HP ~ 75 kW, 100 kw ~ 134 HP.)

Wonder how much weight they have to shave off the existing 3er to accommodate the slab of batteries needed for the hybrid. And don't look for an all-electric 3er until the next gen of Lithium ion batteries is available.

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