BMW Hybrid Car: Recovering 80% Of Heat Loss
There are specific automotive engine parts that can reach over 1,500F in temperatures. Because of this, the BMW engineers have fleshed out a process to amplify efficiency. The process involves wasted energy being transformed into a usable energy for the engine. This is the core of BMW hybrid car technology.
The TurboSteamer recovers over eighty-percent of the heat lost from the motor’s cooling systems and exhaust. It maximizes this excess heat to produce steam that facilitates driving the engine. It amplifies torque and power by ten percent and diminishes fuel utilization by 15 percent without utilizing a single extra drop of gas.
Weighing around 220 lbs.,this BMW hybrid TurboSteamer has to lose a lot of weight before qualifying for the weight-distribution standards. However, it is anticipated that within the next ten years, a better version of the TurboSteamer will be soon rocking the roads.
The BMW hybrid TurboSteamer has two detached parts: a low-temperature loop heated by engine coolant and a high-temperature loop heated by the exhaust system.
The circuits pursue various paths. Nonetheless, they supply energy into the same point. An electric pump spreads distilled water during high-temperature loop.
First destination is a water-vaporizer steam generator. The steam is further heated to reach over 1,000F. When the steam reaches the condenser, it chills back to its liquid form.
The low-temperature loop functions the same as the high-temperature loop. The only difference is that low-temperature utilizes ethanol since it converts steam at just about 173 degrees.
The ethanol aids in cooling the car engine. A pump pushes the ethanol via a steam generator warmed up by the engine coolant. It then goes through a second steam generator that it imparts with the main circuit. At about 300 degrees, the steam takes off and gushes into its specific expander. The ethanol spreads via the vehicle’s radiator upon exiting then cools down back into its liquid form.
X3 BMW Hybrid
Running on its fourth year of manufacture is the X3 compact SUV. BMW has eyed the X3 to spearhead the hybrid motor produced in cooperation with Daimler Chrysler and General Motors.
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With several car competitors rising to seize shares in the SUV market, precaution and fuel-efficiency seem to be stimulating the markets in Europe and United States. Both giant markets will be introducing the X4 BMW hybrid soon.
When driving below 20 mph, the X3 BMW hybrid is power-driven by “supercaps” excretion. According to BMW, the supercaps are not batteries. The supercaps are kept in the doors of the car while the electric engine is situated amidst the transmission and the gas motor.