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Old 09-22-2008, 10:15 PM
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Originally Posted by x54.4blue
You mean that BMW is going to make a Hybrid, what do all you Hybrid haters have to say now?
Not sure if I qualify as a hybrid-hater, since I only despise them but don't hate them, but I would say that since this is mild hybrid, it is only mildly ridiculous.

Hybrid designs play mostly to stop-and-go traffic. Why is a 7 series being optimized for stop-and-go traffic? Stop and go doesn't require 400 hp last time I checked. Since this is a mild hybrid, it seems to be mainly an image machine, and not a practical vehicle. BMW gets to say they are green. But how can you be green with a twin turbo V8 in a 5 passenger sedan. I will go with my original thesis; it is only mildly ridiculous. Interesting engineering, albeit misguided.
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