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BMW Vision Efficient Dynamics Concept Officially Unveiled at Frankfurt Preview Event [video]

BMW hosted a preview event to the IAA in Frankfurt where its Vision EfficientDynamics hybrid super car concept was officially unveiled. Company chairman and CEO Dr. Norbert Reithofer spoke and said something very interesting regarding his company's preferred future powertrain solution.

"The car needs to evolve through innovation," said Reithofer . "We are the engine more efficient and make the total of vehicle technology more optimally. In addition, Hybrid is also for us a temporary solution. And especially for large metropolitan areas, a car is needed for electric base. We will continue our research work which hydrogen regard."

So it seems that although the Vision EfficientDynamics is extremely advanced in engine and body construction technology, it is not the final solution for the foreseeable, sustainable future.

To recap the 2+2 seater is powered by a 1.5-litre 3-cylinder turbo diesel hybrid with a total system output of 262kW (356 hp) and maximum torque 800Nm (590 lb-ft). It goes to all four wheels via two electric motors located on both the front and rear axles. The 0 - 100km/h sprint time is 4.8 seconds and peak velocity is electronically limited to 250km/h.

The car's acceleration and top speed performance are stunning considering it has an average fuel consumption figure of 3.76 litres/100 km (75.1 mpg imp) and CO2 emissions of 99 g/km.

 

Source: BMW

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Comments (9)

 BavarianMS BavarianMS
WOW 0-60 like an m3 and yet 75MPG....That is insanity..
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September 15, 2009 11:28 am
 popilirol popilirol
As always, BMW rules!
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September 15, 2009 7:42 am
 smohed smohed
The hybrid technology is quite promising, but I don't think that the oil will be replaced for a few coming decades. I have to admit that BMW has done it this time - in terms of a design- and keep the others way behind. I am waiting for this car to sell my 7-series and buy it.
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September 15, 2009 4:36 am
 GuyOh GuyOh
bravo bmw!!!!
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September 15, 2009 4:27 am
 bakrione bakrione
BMW are great lately i must admit, i still prefer mercs for its class and history, but im abt to buy a new car, and i am going for the X6 (v8) with ease over any merc today...
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September 15, 2009 2:56 am
 CDspeed CDspeed
I love BMW, this concept is absolutely fantastic. And a hybrid may only be a step toward the future, but I can't wait to step up and sit in my own production BMW Vision Efficient Dynamics.
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September 15, 2009 2:43 am
 nederina nederina
love the front, on how the kidney grille and front lights are integrated. but it looks like it is made out from a card board
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September 15, 2009 2:06 am
 dmanero dmanero
Danm this car looks even better in real life. Bit too much glass on the doors, but I hope BMW goes with the front end on one of their new up coming models. The front end is aggressive but still got that bmw elegance
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September 15, 2009 1:48 am