This BMW X5 Active Hybrid Concept sheds some interesting light on the future of the diesel. It runs on a combination of the 2.0 turbo-diesel engine producing 204 bhp and a 15kW electric motor (which replaces the alternator), linked to an 8-speed automatic gearbox. A box which integrates the electric block for which the recharging of the batteries is made through using energy recuperated from braking. This X5 hybrid consumes only 6.5 litres of diesel per 100 km, emits 172 grams of CO2 per km, and reaches 100 km/h in 8.9 seconds. It should also be noted that the vehicle is fitted with solar panels on the roof. The energy these produce is used to feed the sound system and the air conditioning.
P-Tronic will be able to work with this automotive evolution, as the diesel engine fitted to the vehicle is one of thee easiest to be equipped from our range, and one of those offering the most impressive results with a box-unit.