• Nov 4th 2010 at 9:00AM
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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."

[Source: e90 Post]

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      • 8 Months Ago
      Wow I thought that car would be one of those concepts that never see production! Are you watching this Jaguar?
      • 8 Months Ago
      Cool, i'll buy one used in 8 years for $10,000 ;]
      • 8 Months Ago
      Kill the stupid doors with fire.

      Your charging station is in your garage. You pull into the garage, but can't open the door all the way, because there is another car parked next to it in your garage. You face two options. Sleep in your car overnight, or crawl on your hands and knees out from under the half-open door.

      • 8 Months Ago
      We need affordable mass-market commuter EVs more than we need >$100,000 Halo cars. Drop this nonsense and give me the "MegaCity" concept.
        • 8 Months Ago
        The irony is that if this totally fails, there might not be a "Megacity", but if this is a success (considering the high price) BMW will probably hustle out the Megacity to broaden their market appeal.
      • 8 Months Ago
      this is the first concept though. their leak site says they will finally show the latest version somewhere between 4. and 6. of this month
      • 8 Months Ago
      It looks to me like the rear view mirrors hit the roof of the car when you open the door. All of extra the gaps in the body panels will create extra drag and fill up with roadway gunk. Bmw will need to make some serious changes in order to make this concept into a production vehicle.
      • 8 Months Ago
      $174,145 to $243,817 U.S. at today's rates . . . and you thought the Tesla was a rip-off.
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