Two-Mode hybrid may be a one hit wonder for Daimler, BMW (speculation is that they'll abandon it)

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    Today at General Motors 4.5L Duramax V8 could be revived when the conditions are right, they stated the obvious:
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    Two-Mode hybrid may be a one hit wonder for Daimler, BMW

    Hmm... Weren't Jonnycat26 and troll HiLaker singing the praises of the two-mode system and the joint venture?
     
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    Re: Two-Mode hybrid may be a one hit wonder for Daimler, BMW (speculation is that they'll abandon it

    I'm not surprised because GM consistently over-engined their two-mode vehicles. Instead of putting it in a smaller vehicle so the ratio of gas-to-hybrid power would match, they insisted on using it in a configuration that all but guaranteed failure.

    Bob Wilson
     
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    Re: Two-Mode hybrid may be a one hit wonder for Daimler, BMW (speculation is that they'll abandon it

    LOL, I think Autobloggreen was being generous calling it a "one-hit wonder."

    It doesn't even have one hit! Absolutely NONE of the 2-mode SUVs sold well.
     
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    Re: Two-Mode hybrid may be a one hit wonder for Daimler, BMW (speculation is that they'll abandon it

    They were working on a simpler and smaller version for the FWD. Why don't they continue to improve it? The first generation of the Prius wasn't a big "hit" either. Toyota improved greatly in the second generation and look where we are now.
     
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    Re: Two-Mode hybrid may be a one hit wonder for Daimler, BMW (speculation is that they'll abandon it

    It also fits with this:

    Green Car Congress: The New General Motors Launches; Lutz Unretiring

    GM is doomed ... doomed I say.

    "Maximum Bob" is not likely to see how to make an efficient two-mode since he didn't see it before.

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    Re: Two-Mode hybrid may be a one hit wonder for Daimler, BMW (speculation is that they'll abandon it

    Hmm probably dropping 2-mode in favor of Volt.
     
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