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BMW Vision Efficient Dynamics Concept – Click above for high-res image gallery

According to an unnamed "senior BMW authority out of Munich" speaking with InsideLine, the German automaker will indeed build a production version of the Vision EfficientDynamics concept that debuted last year at the Frankfurt Motor Show. BMW is reportedly planning for a model run of between 5,000 and 10,000 units in 2013. We'll get to the details in a moment, but here's the best news: "That name that the marketing people forced on us [is] going to change for sure." Phew.

Apparently, BMW has no plans to ditch the radical plug-in hybrid powertrain, which put out 356 horsepower and a stonkin' 590 pound-feet of torque in the concept. That means we'll get something similar to the turbocharged three-cylinder diesel range extender and twin electric motors powered by a lithium polymer battery pack that was featured in Frankfurt. Sounds great so far, and BMW claims the performance will be even better than the 4.8-second 0 to 60 run quoted for the concept.

Naturally, some of the Vision's more outlandish exterior bits will go the way of the Dodo, but IL reports BMW's target of weight is still under 3,000 pounds, meaning that high-tech composites and construction techniques are a veritable lock. Price for this next-gen eco-friendly supercar? Nothing announced – but if you have to ask... well, you know the rest.



[Source: Inside Line]


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      • 5 Years Ago
      I really hope BMW stay true to the concept.Sure beats another generic supercar or retro rehash.
      • 5 Years Ago
      That's a clumsy design. It doesn't know what it wants to look like, and it's not classy.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Frown much?
      • 5 Years Ago
      BMW has been in need of a true "halo car" for a long time. Mercedes has the AMG SLS. Even Audi has the R8. Lord knows that Ferrari and Lambo have some super high-end machinery... I have always found it strange that BMW - a company known for the tagline of "ultimate driving machine" - has stayed out of that realm.
        • 5 Years Ago
        I always thought the M5 was the BMW "halo" car.
        • 5 Years Ago
        I concur.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Yuck. This looks like some old BMW concept from about 15 years ago.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Huh? This is one of the boldest and best-realized modern working concepts in recent memory. This car very clearly illustrates the sort of innovative, forward-thinking technical capability that BMW hasn't been well-known for.

        Balance and proportion are quite good, although one can expect new doors & mirrors filling the sides, with perhaps a bit more ground clearance.

        Hopefully, the production version car doesn't vary so much to generate a Volt-like backlash.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Hideous! It looks like he is on his way back for Hot Import Nights or a Fast n Furious try out.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Just how exactly does this car resemble those from Fast and Furious? The glowing lights in the grille? Seems they can be switched off. Besides, this is just the concept; I doubt much of the radical stuff would carry over to production. I'm just optimistic about BMW using lighter materials. Sure, the design is a bit radical, but it's not really that distasteful.
        • 5 Years Ago
        She's a babe; the car isn't.
        • 5 Years Ago
        best concept car in years

        will still look futuristic 10 years from now when the product lifecyle is half way thru

        finally a reasonable approach to a efficient sportscar, everyone else take note, this is how its done
      • 5 Years Ago
      yes yes yes!
      • 5 Years Ago
      The grill looks like two big buck teeth. German Mater?
      • 5 Years Ago
      A normalized car like this... YES PLEASE.

      And a normalized bike like the Concept 6 along side it... YES PLEASE.

      Better yet... the car powered by a mini V-12, mid-mounted, rear-drive. With the engine based on the motorcycle's compact I6 engine.

      BTW, the grilles are not always lighted... and those are closed louvers. they do open.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I think that it should be the new 8 series. The new 850i? That would be sweet. Or I also like it being a new M1
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      • 5 Years Ago
      Pissed off Killer Whale.

      Bring back the M1 or the 8 Series... This is hideous and tacky.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Good news everyone!

      This is a great direction for BMW. The lighter weight is a much needed and welcome change, especially with the tank that is the X6. I'm not sure if BMW will bring this to the US, but it would be wonderful if this tech filtered down to other consumer vehicles.
        • 5 Years Ago
        I think the tech will filter down. I figure this will lead to the future of M Division cars just as the M1 did for the M3/5/6s. And since it seems BMW is quite serious about their Efficient Dynamics mantra, it will trickle into everything eventually.

        But as for the car itself, can't wait to see the actual performance figures and what the final production version will look like. I am just curious what it is going to be called. My first thought is to name it 'M1'. And though many may disagree, I expect the performance will make it a worthy successor to the badge.
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