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The sixth generation 3 series, chassis code F30. 2013 model year 328i and 335i sedans now in production. Read the F30 frequently asked question thread for all your basic question and dive into all the details in the ultimate F30 information thread.

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Old 02-16-2012, 10:14 AM
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Exclamation Take a look at this picture of the F30 dash (Efficient Dynamics). Link to car on eBay

See where it says "Efficient Dynamics" and it shows a battery logo light and some level lights in blue. What exactly is this? I understand to a certain extent what efficient dynamics is, but why is it showing a battery and differnt levels if it's not a Hybrid...

BTW, here's the link to the sale of this car on eBay : http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/328i-...item3f13bc3c95


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Old 02-16-2012, 11:18 AM
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It registers the energy captured by the regenerative braking.
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Old 02-16-2012, 11:25 AM
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It registers the energy captured by the regenerative braking.
Ohhhhh. Thanks for sharing.
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By the way. What exactly does it do with this energy?
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By the way. What exactly does it do with this energy?
Charge the battery.

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Brake Energy Regeneration.
Until now, braking meant giving away energy. Brake Energy Regeneration now puts an end to this: when you brake, energy is recovered and the battery is loaded.

As soon as you release the accelerator or apply the brake, the energy liberated is used to charge the battery. This decreases the load on the engine, reduces emissions and saves fuel.

The targeted generation of electrical energy also has another advantage: At full acceleration, the engine also has the propulsive force at its disposal that would otherwise be channelled off to charge the battery in conventional systems. The result is an increase in not only cost-efficiency but also driving fun.
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