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BMW Chairman Norbert Reithofer has reportedly confirmed a new eco-friendly machine called the Megacity Vehicle as part of the automaker's Project i. Beyond the name, details are sketchy. According to Reithofer, "Customers will have the choice between a fully electric drive and a high-efficiency combustion engine. Large-scale production could start in the first half of the next decade."

We're not entirely sure if that means the vehicle will be some sort of hybrid or if it will be offered with two separate powertrain options. We're also wondering if the Megacity has anything to do with the rumored small car development with Fiat, which would supposedly spawn new city cars from both the German and the Italian automaker. BMW is also "pursuing a radical approach toward establishing a truly sustainable value chain-from development to production and sales," said Reithofer.

[Source: Carscoop | Photo: snapsi42]

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      Sure looks like the old BMW Isetta to me.
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      HDR is cool but I don't think it works well in this case.
      • 5 Years Ago
      germans do it better
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      GM stole the caption contest car idea from ze germans. BMW executes the idea better.
      • 5 Years Ago
      This is rumored to be the new BMW ½-Series.
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      It seems to me the gas drinking companies are the ones that de-sign the electric cars and they make them as ugly as they can so people won't buy them.....
      • 5 Years Ago
      Good God, what is up with the Isetta? Are you trying to put a "car halo" around the car, whoever you are (photo modifier)?
      • 5 Years Ago
      that photo is f'in awful.
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      Wow, great photo there. Yeesh.
      • 5 Years Ago
      That's some nice failed HDR you got there.
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        Holy hideous HID batman!

        Someone revoke this copy of Photomatix ASAP.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Well, you learn something new every day. I'm a decent photographer but had never heard the term HDR, and had to look it up. Thanks for the lesson guys.
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