DaimlerChrysler Unveils "Bionic" Car
Date Posted 06-07-2005
DCX Bionic Car
Inspired by the look of the Boxfish, this ultraefficient diesel car can
get up to 70 mph according to DaimlerChrysler.
WASHINGTON - DaimlerChrysler, the German-American automaker, on
Tuesday unveiled a four-passenger diesel concept car the company says
can meet tough new U.S. emissions standards while delivering fuel
economy of up to 70 miles per gallon.
The so-called Bionic Car is powered by a 140-horsepower, 2.0-liter,
four-cylinder turbodiesel fitted with a particulate filter and a new
device DaimlerChrysler calls a "selective catalytic reduction" system
designed to help clean up exhaust emissions.
The company said the design inspiration for the Bionic Car was a fish
called the boxfish - also the development code name for the concept
The Bionic Car was the focal point of a DaimlerChrysler technology
demonstration here called Impact on America.
What this means to you: If you're convinced that hybrids are the only
hope for the future, DaimlerChrysler wants to prove that diesels aren't
dead just yet.