2014 BMW Motorrad C Evolution
With 11 kW continuous output (homologation according to ECE R85 to
determine motor outputs) and 35 kW peak output, the "C evolution" has a
powerful motor and provides a high level of riding fun. The top speed is
electronically limited to 120 km/h. The scooter supremely handles motorway
riding and overtaking - even with a passenger. It is also capable of
effortless hill starts on steep slopes with a pillion passenger. In terms
of acceleration from 0 to 60 km/h, it comfortably holds its own against
current maxi scooters a capacity of 600 cc or more.
Compared to conventional combustion engines, the electric drive of the
"C evolution" also offers significant advantages at low speeds in
particular. Thanks to elaborate power electronics settings, the alternator
offers the rider an instant, spontaneous response. There are no delays in
torque build-up at all as are typical in combustion engines due to the
clutch engaging and disengaging.
At 8 kWh, the storage capacity of the battery is extremely generous and
ensures a range of up to 100 kilometres. This means that realistic
zero-emissions riding in the big city and in urban environments is no
problem at all. As in other areas, BMW Motorrad has been able to draw on
synergy effects with BMW automobiles here. For example, the "C evolution"
uses the same lithium-ion storage modules as are installed in the BMW i3.
Here, developers paid particular attention to the quality and service life
of the storage modules so as to ensure that the range is preserved even
after many years of service life and in very cold weather.
One of the main technological challenges was optimum cooling of the
high-voltage battery. On the one hand it was necessary to avoid excessively
low temperatures due to the fact that the interior resistance of the cells
is heavily increased as a result, thereby reducing power. On the other
hand, the temperatures must not be too high since this would impair the
lifetime of the cells.
While in electrically powered cars a cooling agent is normally used to cool
the battery, air cooling is used in the "C evolution" in order to save
space and weight. The heat of the high-voltage battery is dissipated by
means of an aerodynamically optimised cooling air shaft at the centre of
the battery casing through which there is a constant flow of air. To ensure
optimum heat dissipation, the battery base has longitudinally arranged
However, the battery casing in die-cast aluminium not only holds the cells
with their special architecture but also the entire electronics unit for
monitoring the cells. It also acts as a load-bearing chassis element.
The power electronics for the electric drive is installed behind the
battery casing. This not only takes care of controlling the alternator
within a range of 100 to 150 volts but also responds to rider commands, for
example by detecting the position of the throttle grip. The system also
processes information from the brake system and decides whether energy
should be recuperated and how much recuperation torque is to be applied to
the rear wheel if required.
2014 LEXUS IS F
The 2014 Lexus IS F has been announced, and for the fourth year in a row,
the high-performance model has received some updates:
LED foglamps (bulbs changed to LEDs)
Carbon fiber rear spoiler
All headrests embossed with "F" logo
Alcantara trim (black) added to doors and center console cover
Black full semi-aniline leather-trimmed seats (replaces black Alcantara and
Red leather-trimmed seats receive black Alcantara inserts with red
perforation and black leather-trimmed headrests.
With the next-generation IS now available, this is likely the last year the
current IS F will be offered — the bigger question is, what happens next?
Rumors have been circulating that the IS F will be discontinued, though
this would be a curious move given the increased performance focus by Lexus
— the answer may come in the form of the camouflaged two-door coupe that
has been spotted testing both in Germany & North America. Believed to be
called the RC F, this coupe may become the IS F replacement in the Lexus
M3 vs IS-F - Touge Test & Track Battle - Best Motoring International
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Touge Test & Track Battle - Best Motoring International. Watch the new
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Formula Nippon & Le mans driver, Naoki Hattori, and don't miss the Tsukuba
Track Battle with Nismo Z and S2000 Type S.
2012 Lexus IS F: Toyota's Turning Point? - Ignition Episode 33
On this episode of Ignition, Carlos Lago pilots the 2012 Lexus IS F at the
test track and on the winding road. The IS F may have ushered in the
rebirth of sporty, fun-to-drive cars for Toyota, but how does it stack up
today against formidable competitors like the BMW M3 and Mercedes-Benz C63?
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2013 Lexus GS 350 F Sport vs Mercedes-Benz E350 vs BMW 535i race track review
( http://www.TFLcar.com ) The new 2013 Lexus GS 350 F is taking direct aim
at both the new Mercedes-Benz E350 and the new BMW 535i. We recently had a
chance to drive all three cars on the race track in Las Vegas to compare
how well the newest and perhaps sexiest Lexus does against these two very
well regarded and long established German luxury performance sedans. Check
out this first drive review of the 2013 Lexus GS 350 F as we test all
three cars head to head.
2013 Lexus GS350 F-Sport Start Up, Exhaust, and In Depth Review
Hello and welcome to Saabkyle04! YouTube's largest collection of automotive
variety! In today's video, we will take an up close and personal in depth
look at the all new 2013 Lexus GS350 F-Sport. Quite the impressive
redesign from the previous model packed with new styling, luxury and great
build quality. The F-sport package is Lexus' answer to the BMW M-sport
package and features altered body styling, a sporty interior and
performance upgrades. While the exterior is quite unique, the interior
takes the best from BMW's center stack design by incorporating a 12.3"
multimedia interface with a unique controller in the center console.
There's lots and lots of tech demos towards the middle for those gadget
minded people, took a while to explain. I highly recommend checking it out
in person, as there's many trim levels and options to suit your needs as I
showed towards the end of the video. I, personally, am looking forward to
seeing the rest of the lexus fleet adapt to this new generation styling.
During this presentation, we will take a 1st person look at what the
vehicle is all about beginning with the start up, performance data, fuel
economy, the occasional track data, and build quality. Also, I will teach
you how to use most of the interior and exterior features in a detailed
fashion, that before, you could only get from going to a dealership
yourself! Throughout the video, I will highlight key styling and unique
differences about the vehicle, any available options, and of course it
would not be an enthusiast car video without the good ole engine portion
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Lexus IS F - In Action
BrianZuk records Lexus's 416hp IS F In Action on some backroads and on the
freeway! The video includes various footage of the IS F revving,
accelerating, doing launches, flybys, in car footage, gauges, engine,
exterior, interior, and much more! Be sure to turn up your speakers, the IS
F's V8 has a great deep sound! Enjoy...
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2013 Subaru BRZ vs Porsche 911 Carrera S Mile High Mashup Review
( http://www.TFLcar.com ) Most people certainly won't cross shop a 2013
Subaru BRZ and the all new Porsche 911 Carrera S. Yet in many ways the two
cars are very similar. They both have a similar type of flat engine, they
both seat 2 comfortaby but you can get 4 people into the cars in a pinch,
and they are both are classic rear wheel drive sports cars. Of course the
Porsche cost 4X the money and has exactly 2X the horsepower of the BRZ and
yet it is currently and possibly the most desired car by twenty something
year olds. The Porsche is verging on super car status and yet it is
possibly the most desired car by forty something year olds. Check it out as
we mashup these two cars in this Mile High review to see what makes them so
similar to each other.
2008 Lexus IS-F Start Up, Exhaust, and In Depth Tour
Well ever since I did the video on the 2011 IS-F I have been on a search
for the famous ultrasonic blue mica that had been featured in all the
original press releases for the IS-F upon it's release. Plus I wanted a
more smooth orchestrated video that taught viewers a little more about the
history behind the car, my search is over and I hope everyone enjoys! In
this video I give a full in depth tour of the 2008 Lexus IS-F. This car is
also part of the vast hendrick performance collection. I take viewers on a
close look through the interior and exterior of this car while showing
details, over viewing of features, and noting unique styling cues to the
vehicle itself. I also show the engine and the details of it, start it up
and see how it sounds under acceleration. A thorough tour/review of this
car designed to give others a greater overall appreciation of the vehicle.
Thanks a lot to Hendrick BMW of Charlotte, NC for allowing me to film this
video! For more info on this vehicle as well as others visit
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behind the organization visit www.hendrickperformance.com