Bosch Stop-Start system available on new BMW 1-series

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    Bosch Stop-Start system available on new BMW 1-series

    European shoppers interested in BMW's new 1-series will now be able to have the car with a stop-start system provided by Bosch. The new system is quite simple, and the only change required to the existing engine offerings (both gasoline and diesel) is a different starter motor. According to Bosch, whose press release is pasted after the jump, the system is good for an 8% bump in fuel economy plus an obvious reduction in tailpipe emissions when measured in accordance with the New European Driving Cycle's urban component.

    Trips that require more and/or longer stops would naturally result in even better numbers. It would be really nice if stop-start systems were more prevalent in US-market automobiles, as the positives they offer represent an excellent middle-ground for buyers looking to improve fuel economy or simply go "greener" without taking on the extra expense associated with buying a new hybrid vehicle.
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    Re: Bosch Stop-Start system available on new BMW 1-series

    Quote Originally Posted by DuSpinnst
    This system is very similar to the BAS one that GM offers.
    Yes, it certainly does. The same BAS system that so many people turn their noses up at because it's not a "real hybrid" and don't believe it's worthwhile. The Stop/Start system Bosch is producing doesn't sound like it has any braking regen capabilities either, and no propulsion assist that BAS provides.

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    Re: Bosch Stop-Start system available on new BMW 1-series

    ALL cars should have this, hybrid or whatever. I can't even imagine how much gas I personally waste every year just sitting at red lights at 2-3 minutes a pop (most of the time unnecessarily, by the way-CT is not big on intelligent lights). This alone would save a huge amount of fuel every year.
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