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Old 12-02-2012, 06:53 PM
wildvlad wildvlad is offline
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Originally Posted by bolaber View Post
How does it compare to the regular 535i?
Electric engine gives you instant power, which make any "performance" hybrid to driver very differently from pure gasoline engine. Feels more like diesel during acceleration - quick extra boost at the beginning (50hp + torque from electric) which goes away with time as gasoline engine gets into power, e.g. During acceleration it start as 535d and ends acceleration as 535i. Some people (who haven't tried diesel can classify it as f*ng rocket due to that extra boost at the low)

ASS is also little bit less annoying as electric engine works as big starter.

Pure electric driving:

At the golf cart speeds (parking lots at the plazas) it predictably drives as golf cart.
At the highway speeds gas engine is always on, unless you put it into Eco pro, but that turns the car into grandma's Buick (if you want Buick it's cheaper to get just Buick and move on), on other settings electric engine works in "boost" mode to accelerate you faster when you need it (before tranny downshifts)
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