over a year ago, BMW unveiled its Vision Efficient Dynamics
sports car concept. The concept featured outlandish styling,
gull-wing doors, and a 2+2 passenger configuration. As one of our
readers put it, "Looks nice… but of course they, they'll never
announced today that they will indeed bring a production version
of the Vision Efficient Dynamics concept to the market. BMW states
that the concept received an overwhelmingly positive reception while
it was on display and that a case was made to actually produce the
concept version of the vehicle is powered by a three-cylinder
turbodiesel engine which combines with a hybrid synchronous electric
motor to deliver 328 hp. BMW says that the vehicle is capable of
accelerating to 60 mph in just 4.8 seconds and can achieve 75.1 mpg
on the European cycle.
to its lithium-polymer battery pack, the car can travel just over 30
miles on battery power alone, and has a total driving range of 434
developing a sports car based on the BMW Vision EfficientDynamics
concept study for serial production, the Munich-based premium
automobile manufacturer underscores its position as a global leader
in the production of sporty vehicles with exemplary efficiency,"
stated BMW in a press release.
current models are fitted as standard with extensive measures for the
reduction of fuel consumption and CO2 emissions. The innovations used
for this purpose are based on the development strategy BMW
EfficientDynamics, which also includes BMW ActiveHybrid technology as
well as purely electrical drive systems."
doesn't have an exact launch date for the vehicle, but when it does
states that the vehicle will have a price tag of around $200,000.
quote: and gas goes up to $100 per gallon
quote: As with nearly all concept cars the production version will be extremely bland compared to the concept so it probably does not matter.
quote: But I'm sure it won't be that ground-breaking.
quote: Mercedes already has one. It's called the Mercedes SLS E-Cell. It's basically a hybrid powertrain thrown into their SLS.