BMW seem to be using hybrid in a particularly useless way.
Only very high performance cars seem to have it to provide an extra kick
(in this case a 335i). You can also get it in [top end] 5 and 7 series.
What I want is a hybrid unit to provide that kick [when needed] in a BMW
with [relatively] modest performance (e.g. 730d, 320d). It would also (by
regenerative braking) reduce fuel consumption in traffic.
Round here Stagecoach has a load of buses with the feature. They keep up
with the traffic better, make less noise and use 30 - 40% less diesel.
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