• Jun 4, 2010
BMW Efficient Dynamics Concept – Click above for high-res image gallery

Rejoice, Bimmer fans. If you thought the new BMW interest in the world of hybrids and EVs spelt the beginning of the end for your favorite driving machine, think again. Word has surfaced that the company is planning a multitude of different versions of its Megacity EV, including at least one sports car. While chatting with Autocar, Ian Robertson, the head honcho of sales and marketing for the company, said that the Megacity will be made primarily of carbon fiber in order to hit weight targets, and that it will in fact be sold under the BMW banner instead of a newly-minted nameplate.

That's all fine and good, but what about this sports car? The publication cites an unnamed BMW board member as saying that the Megacity platform will spawn multiple variations. Combine that with word from Inside Line that the Bavarian automaker is mulling the creation of a genuine sports car to compete with the likes of the Audi R8 and Mercedes-Benz SL, and you've got a recipe for a genuine EV bruiser. Word has it that the creation would be sculpted in the image of the Vision Efficient Dynamics Concept.

The IL crew also says that there's also plenty of indication that the ever lovely Grand Coupé will inspire the replacement model for the current 6 Series by late 2012. That's no bad thing in our book.

Keep in mind that all of this is still quite a ways off, though. The Megacity isn't expected to see the light of day until 2013 at the earliest, and any other progeny would crop up in the years to follow. In the automotive universe, a lot can change in two years.



[Source: Autocar, Inside Line]


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      • 4 Years Ago
      I'm just not following how the platform for a small city car could be used to build a large challenger to the other cars mentioned.
      Not that they couldn't do a hot car on the small platform.
      But surely that isn't what they would be talking about challenging an R8 or SL with is it?

      It seems reasonable to think they might use the carbon plant to build panels for any number of cars going forward. That's for sure.
      • 4 Years Ago
      "Spelt"??? Oh, the irony...
      • 4 Years Ago
      finally decide to join the race eh...yeye looks like 2012 is where its @
      • 4 Years Ago
      I love that menacing look this car has. Looks like it should be some sort of sea predator.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I don't understand why the Megacity is BMW instead of Mini.

      And it's good that BMW is chopping the excess roof from the 5er for the Gran "Coupe"

      But let's see that ED go into production!!!
        • 4 Years Ago
        I just read the other day that there will be a MINI version of the Megacity, possibly to be called the MINI Minor. I'm guessing that they need to brand it both ways in order to maximize sales potential and cover the cost of development.
      Tim
      • 4 Years Ago
      BRING ON THE GRAN COUPE!
      • 4 Years Ago
      This thing looks horrible IMO.....ugh
      • 4 Years Ago
      Planning to get out of Audi's R8 shadow huh?

      This will be interesting to say the least.