BMW 745e Gear Shift battery button

What does that battery button do in new bmw g11 lci 745e?

Well, its simple when you press it the car will keep your electric battery charged so you can use all the electric power later when you want.

Did you knew that with this new BMW 745e model you can program the car so that it starts in electric mode every time you get behind the wheel.

What are your thoughts about new BMW 745e G11?

World Premiere: 2019 BMW 745e and 745Le

I was waiting for this! Imagine you go to your parking spot open new BMW 745e push start button and car quietly starts moving…and this lasts for about 50 km…well at leasts BMW says so.

According to specs of new bmw g11 lci 745e will be able to drive on pure electric mode around 50km. Yeah that’s not Tesla with more than 400km but let’s not forget that at current time in most countries the electric infrastructure is not so good developed so we still need cars with both petrol engine in case battery is discharged, right?

Here is a picture of a new BMW 7 hybrid in M-Pack and I like it. Actually I want it. Anybody there need a $100.000 website? ๐Ÿ™‚ Please order from my company ๐Ÿ™‚ here is the link: Thank you ๐Ÿ™‚

Here is a picture with white hybrid bmw 7 with m-pack and short description. Looks good isn’t it?

The most amazing thing for me is that this hybrid models now includes a 6-cylinder in-line petrol engine. Man that is amazing, looks like BMW read my mind. LOL

I always thought that a 4-cylinder for such a huge and in hybrid version heavy car is not enough on highways or high speed highways (still not sure correct name). Having a 6-cylinder petrol engine seems like perfect solution for now. I like this approach ๐Ÿ™‚

The maximum speed for all three models is electronically cut off at 250 km/h.

The new high-voltage battery for the plug-in hybrid models of the BMW 7 Series is now 12.0 kWh.

In ELECTRIC mode, the power of the electric motor alone is even sufficient to reach a speed of 140 km/h. The electrically powered range of the new BMW 745e is between 54 and 58 kilometres*, while the new BMW 745Le reaches 52 to 55 kilometres*. The new BMW 745Le xDrive achieves an electrically powered range of 50 to 54 kilometres.

When selecting a public charging station, the navigation system also provides the driver with a list of recommended nearby hotels, restaurants, cafรฉs, tourist attractions and cultural institutions.

Ok finally some official data for each model:


BMW 745e: Fuel consumption combined: 2,3 – 2,1 l/100km; power consumption combined: 15,6 – 15,1 kWh/100 km; CO2 emissions combined: 52 – 48g/km

BMW 745Le: Fuel consumption combined: 2,3 – 2,2 l/100km; power consumption combined: 15,7 – 15,6 kWh/100 km; CO2 emissions combined: 53 – 50g/km

BMW 745Le xDrive: Fuel consumption combined: 2,6 – 2,3 l/100km; power consumption combined: 16,3 – 15,8 kWh/100 km; CO2 emissions combined: 59 – 52g/km

These details have already been calculated based on the new WLTP test cycle and adapted to NEDC for comparison purposes.

BMW may need to rethink how its Reversing Assistant Works

BMW's Reversing Assistant function

This year BMW presented its new feature BMW Reversing Assistant and we saw it on new BMW 3 seres X5, 7 series LCI and I guess step by step it will appear on rest of its models.

What is BMW Reversing Assistant? – it is a function which helps you drive back exactly the same way you drove car forward.

Car remembers its last 50 meters and can drive in reverse exactly the same way you drove it straight for last 50 meters unless the speed of driving forward did not exceed 36 km/h (22 mph).

Here is more official explanation: automated reversing in confined spaces or situations where the driver does not have a clear view, such as multi-story car parks or entrances to courtyards.

Here is what I think BMW must re-think regarding this function: auto-stop in case an obstacle appears.

According to a video I watched yesterday where a guy tested this on new BMW X5 (G05) the car won’t stop if a person suddenly appears out of nowhere.

Now we know that the driver is the one who keeps his foot on pedals but what if a person appears suddenly?

Watch the video and let me know what you think?

If for some reason video starts from beginning then scroll it to minute 25:23.

New BMW 745e and 745Le (g11 lci)

This year BMW presented LCI version of its current BMW in G11 body-type.

Together with changes in design they brings us some changes in engine types and power.

Since bmwiclub is about electric&hybrid vehicles we will present the new 745e (which stands for electric) engine specifications.

BMW 745e (BMW 745Le): Fuel consumption combined: 2.2 โ€“ 2.1 l/100 km (128.4 โ€“ 134.5 mpg imp) [BMW 745Le: 2.3 โ€“ 2.2 l/100 km (122.8 โ€“ 128.4 mpg imp)], electric power consumption combined: 15.4 โ€“ 15.0 kWh/100 km (62 miles) [BMW 745Le: 15.4 โ€“ 15.1 kWh/100 km (62 miles)], CO2 fuel emissions combined: 52 โ€“ 48 g/km (BMW 745Le: 53 โ€“ 50 g/km), exhaust standard: EU6d-TEMP.

We also decided to add some pics with explanations on changes they did on design. Enjoy ๐Ÿ™‚

BMW i Carbon Usage For Car Lightweighting

There is a car engineering strategy, known as โ€œlightweightingโ€, aimed at developing lightweight structure cars to improve fuel efficiency, dynamics and driving. The lighter the car, the faster it accelerates, the more maneuverable and efficient it is. Using lightweight materials in car building leads to less strain on the engines, reduced fuel consumption and better car handling.
BMW knows that and strives for lightweighting to achieve better performance for its electric cars. To reduce car weight, the German carmaker uses innovative material at car building โ€“ the carbon fiber.

The carbon fiber (Carbon fiber reinforced polymer/CFRP, carbon fiber reinforced plastic or carbon fiber reinforced thermoplastic/CFRTP) is a light and highly resilient composite containing the carbon fibres and the matrix of plastic. It is 50% lighter than the steel and 30% lighter than the aluminum, but it is extremely strong and safe for being used in the industries requiring high strength-to-weight ratio and rigidity โ€“ aerospace, civil engineering, and, of course, car engineering industry. Continue reading

BMW EfficientDynamics: All You Need For Megacity Driving

Our interest in BMW i models and respect towards company technologies is endless. EfficientDynamics is one of the BMW concepts we absolutely like at Bmwiclub.
BMW EfficientDynamics is incorporated in every BMW i car. Last time we told about innovative BMW eDrive concept, which is one of the core technologies in EfficientDynamics strategy. Now letโ€™s understand the concept behind BMW EfficientDynamics and its major technologies.

Understanding EfficientDynamics Concept
EfficientDynamics is a strategy developed at BMW to reduce car fuel consumption and toxic emissions while increasing dynamics. It is a mix of electromobility systems, efficiency measures and high-tech functions coupled towards improving car energy management, construction, aerodynamics, combustion engines and electric motors. Increased driving performance and reduced power consumption โ€“ this is EfficientDynamics from BMW.
Especially clearly the efficient driving concept from BMW is manifested in its electric cars, the i3 and i8, intended for driving in mega cities where car dynamism, lightweight construction, low CO2 emission and sustainable mobility are most needed. Urban driving and vibrant city lifestyle requires from the car optimal combination of efficiency and dynamics, just what the BMW concept is all about. Continue reading

What Is BMW eDrive. BMW i Cars With eDrive.

BMW eDrive is the electric drive concept made up from the electric motor, the lithium-ion battery and intelligent energy management. These three magic things work in tandem to create electric driving which is free from noise and emissions. BMW models with eDrive technology are endowed with magnificent dynamics, acceleration, mobility and sustainability.

BMW Electric Motor
Electric motor is one of the high-tech developments BMW Group has ever done. BMW cars driven on electric mode with a fully charged battery show breathtaking performance on the road and have the range enough to travel most daily distances. With no local emissions and silent operation, BMW electric motor is capable to reach short bursts of speed required to overtaking a car in front.

BMW Lithium-Ion Battery
BMW eDrive technology intends to use a battery to power the propulsion of the electric car. The lithium-ion battery is an electricity storage device of high-performance, required for electric driving. To power its i-concept cars with premium quality batteries, BMW teams up with Samsung SDI. To minimize range/charge loss and enhance battery service life, the carmaker incorporated a cooling system in order to keep battery at optimum temperature rate. As to the charging, it is possible even at a conventional household socket. To charge the battery to its full capacity is also possible at public charge stations. For charging your BMW i model, BMW offers The ChargeNow mobility service. Use it when on the move to find the charging locations in your area, wherever and whenever you are right now. However, if you want maximum convenience, 100% safety and fast charging, there is an option to install a BMW charging box developed for home use. It can be mounted on the wall of the house and garage. It saves about 4 hours of charging time and protects from technical risks that may be caused by charging the car battery at a conventional socket.

BMW Intelligent Energy Management
Intelligent energy management is one of the core technologies within BMW EfficientDynamics concept. Intelligent energy management is about balancing the relations between the electric drivetrain and the battery, and the electric motor with ICE. The task is delivering perfect performance with less power consumption. Depending on the route and driving situation, navigation data calculates the optimum time to start electric mode driving or battery charging; this energy management technology saves up to 10% of energy enabling the car to go longer distance on a pure electrical mode. The kinetic energy released during braking or deceleration is stored in the high-performance battery and is available when necessary to boost overall performance. To help the driver to increase electric range, there is the Eco Pro mode which additionally reduces power consumption, and the tips for efficient driving are shown on the control display.

eDrive technology in the BMW i8 and i3
Founded in 2011, BMW i started to work on the two initial concepts: the i3 all-electric mega city vehicle and the plug-in hybrid sports car i8. The BMW i3, a locally emission-free car for city driving, became the first i brand model, launched in 2013. Year later, it was followed by the i8, as the most progressive sports car, packed with the internal combustion engine and the electric motor. Both innovative models have been developed with the principle of intelligent energy consumption and sustainable electric mobility. Both equipped with BMW eDrive technology units โ€“ the electric motor, the high-performance battery, and internal systems for the efficient management of energy flows within the car.

BMW eDrive in the i8
The gorgeous plug-in hybrid i8 is the first sports car boasting the consumption and emission figures of a compact automobile. The mixture of eDrive system and petrol engine guarantee an efficient and dynamic driving performance. Comfort, Eco Pro, Sport and eDrive modes are available to adapt the car for current driving situation and road conditions. For purely electric driving, there is a magic eDrive button. Pure electric driving is possible at speeds of up to 120 km/h with eDrive.

The Comfort mode with eDrive allows driving the i8 without support from the internal combustion engine until the battery is almost depleted. The ICE is activated at 60 km/h if the eDrive mode is not pressed.
The energy released during braking or deceleration is stored in the high-performance battery and converts into electric energy to recharge the battery and boost car electric range.

BMW eDrive in the i3
BMW i3 is the first car produced under BMW “Project i” and developed for pure electric driving. Powered by an all-electric drivetrain, this appealing car from BMW is designed to deliver emission and odour free performance at fully electric drive. This is a compact auto for urban driving and BMWโ€™s first car featuring carbon-fiber-reinforced polymer to improve the energy consumption. BMW is offering a range extender option powered by gasoline engine with a small fuel tank.

The engine engages when the battery level drops to a pre-specified point, and takes a role of a generator producing electricity to extend driving range. In this BMW i model, intelligent power management, the electric motor and high-performance battery from Samsung operate side-by-side to gear all car systems towards exceptional electric driving.