09-02-2009, 08:04 AM
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: The Hague, Netherlands
My Ride: comes with blow
| Looks impressive, but as usual with concepts they do go overboard a bit.
This worries me: more stuff to break down. Thinking of the 7-series tells me that BMW is not very good at building reliable cars based on a big computer.
Sophisticated software underpins virtually every system of the concept. That software takes constant readings from the car's systems and interprets the data to enable more efficient operation. BMW says, for example, the navigation system's traffic data can cue the drivetrain to shut down the concept's cooling fans to prepare it for more efficient highway operation. Even the air conditioning and electric power-steering sensitivity are constantly tweaked in this way for optimum performance, BMW says.
1999 BMW E46 328Ci TS2
1992 BMW E36 316i Sold
1987 Suzuki VS1400
1996 Suzuki LS650 Sold
1984 Kawasaki 305CSR RIP
Went from 305cc > 650cc > 1400cc > 2800cc
No prizes for guessing what my next engine will be...