• Nov 3, 2010
BMW Vision Efficient Dynamics Concept – Click above for high-res image gallery

According to the folks who follow all things BMW, the automaker's Vision Efficient Dynamics (VED) concept has been given the greenlight and a few details on the green machine have come along for the ride.

The VED's will reportedly carry either the i1 or i100 name, and that moniker will be placed on a chassis made of carbon fiber and powered first by either by a gas hybrid or fully electric motor. About a month ago it was rumored the coupe would first be available with the drivetrain from the ActiveHybrid 5 Concept, which itself was derived from the ActiveHybrid 7 Series. That option would be good for 300 horsepower thanks to a TwinPower turbo paired with a 40 kW electric motor and running through an eight-speed transmission.

The ultimate hybrid variant, however, would be a 1.5-liter, three-cylinder motor with 181 horsepower, paired to two electric motors each putting out 93 ponies. Output would be channled through a double-clutch transmission, and while the hybrid is supposed to be all-wheel drive, a rear-wheel drive model is supposedly planned as well – perhaps the sole electric version.

All that juice in a carbon fiber body shouldn't disappoint, and predicted numbers are a 0-to-62 mph run of four seconds, 58 miles per gallon, yet a lower-than-expected 250-mile range. The price for all that green when it appears in 2013: from €125,000 to €175,000 ($174,145 to $243,817 U.S. at today's rates). Which is why we suppose it makes (rumored) sense that BMW would only plan on building "30,000 units within five years."



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      • 4 Years Ago
      I believe this will carry a different heart than what is planned. BMW has to step up their game especially after the 918 Spyder was revealed and blew away all the EV cars out there.
      • 4 Years Ago
      BMW is making a hybrid. No, it's "Active" Hybrid. Very original indeed. About time. Thanks for being green, I supposed.
      • 4 Years Ago
      now watch it getting watered down

      !!!hopefully i'm wrong
        • 4 Years Ago
        you're not wrong.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I hope this will pave the way for other manufactures to realize that putting concept cars in production is a must have been done deal long time ago. So many incredible concept cars have been killed due to someones stupidity.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Wow, just wow...really expensive but kinda hot to put it lightly.
      Never expected they would have the guts to produce something so crazy!
        • 4 Years Ago
        Who cares how it expensive it will be, that will just make it more exclusive and even more awesome.
      • 4 Years Ago
      $250,000 say wahh!?!?
        • 4 Years Ago
        direct conversions don't apply to car prices.
        • 4 Years Ago
        I am going to buy it in 2023, which is when I would be able to afford it in the second hand market.
        • 4 Years Ago
        If you want 0-60 in 4 seconds and 60 mpg, it's going to be expensive.

        There's no cheating in engineering.
      • 4 Years Ago
      If this car lives up to the specs here, consider my head exploded.
      • 4 Years Ago
      To me, a car like this is nigh on irrelevant. We'll never see one. And we'll certainly never drive one.

      Sure, you can say it has aspirational value...or it's Munich's technological flagship...or that perfection of the technology in this car will allow its use on vehicles that mere mortals might one day purchase. But, as posted by others, the production version won't look like this...and it'll be lost in esoteria.

      Maybe we'll see some of its design cues in a potential Z4 successor. [shrug]
      • 4 Years Ago
      holy crap...... this is one of the most innovative ideas out there.... keep it up BMW.
      • 4 Years Ago
      AWESOME!!
        • 4 Years Ago
        I suspect it'll look very different.
        • 4 Years Ago
        but its so...concepty
      • 4 Years Ago
      Oh sure, this is approved....
      ...but of course it won't have the glass doors, the glass roof, the finned fenders, ground-effects package or taillamps, the huge opening in the hood, the swept-away dashboard, the uber-thin seating or the glow-in-the-carshow exterior lighting package.

      If you thought the Volt looks different from the concept, just wait till you see what this ends up looking like.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I like the design, but its looks remind me of a basketball sneaker.
        • 4 Years Ago
        I know, since the 90s basketball shoes started looking like spaceships, or futuristic cars. I guess the car has finally caught up!
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