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Tuesday, July 5, 2016

It's BMW CLEVER concept

Who is not familiar with BMW, one of the renowned German automotive manufacturers. Countless models of two-wheeled up to four-wheeled vehicles were produced, and milling about in the streets around the world.

But maybe there among you who have never known that BMW has ever built a quite interesting three-wheeled vehicle concept. Back in the year of 2002, BMW has made a three-wheeled vehicle concept and given the name 'CLEVER,' as quoted from BMW Blog.
BMW CLEVER, a practical, low-emission urban three-wheeled vehicles concept. (Picture from: http://adf.ly/1bsDV7
CLEVER stands for Compact Low Emissions Vehicle for Urban Transport. Three-wheeled vehicle has 3 metres long, 1 metre wide and 1.4 metres tall, weighs in at under 400 kilograms and offers no more than a square metre of frontal area to the airstream.

And this vehicle is built based on a research project was launched in 2002 as an initiative of Berlin’s Technical University and sponsored by the 5th Framework Programme of the EU Commission that aims to create an urban vehicle that is practical and low emissions. 
Right side view of BMW CLEVER. (Picture from: http://adf.ly/1bsDV7
Being CLEVER means sitting one behind the other in a three-wheeled vehicle driven by a low-emission natural gas engine. And that adds up to low aerodynamic drag, minimal weight and a small road footprint.
Left side view of BMW CLEVER. (Picture from: http://adf.ly/1bsFtk)
And CLEVER also means enjoying the riding fun of a motorcycle coupled with the safety of a passenger car. To this end, the driver and passenger sit in a crash-optimised aluminium space frame with computer-controlled tilting during cornering, offering occupants a typical two-wheeler ride experience.
Interior view of BMW CLEVER. (Picture from: http://adf.ly/1bsDV7)
In front mounted a diameter of 17" and 18" for the two rear wheels. This vehicle is designed to be able angled curves and computer-controlled hydraulic rolling system that capable of maintaining its balance as tilted at an angle of 45°, like when riding a motorcycle.

The vehicle used a fully developed single-cylinder engine with 230 cc displacement and output of 12.5 kW, powered by natural gas from two compressed-gas cylinders. It made the vehicle accelerates from standstill to 60 km/h in around 7 seconds, going on to a top speed of approx. 100 km/h.

The two gas cylinders each contain 1.7 kilograms of CNG (Compressed Natural Gas) to provide a range of about 200 kilometres. That means it costs two people 1 euro to travel around 100 kilometres. The cylinders are also designed to be easily refilled at gas filling stations as well as at home.

Kept spur your adrenaline on the power of two-wheeled monster and stay alive with the true safety riding. God will forgive Your sins.... *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | BMW BLOG]
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