BMW Vision Efficient Dynamics Concept Headed for Production

Dying for a BMW M1 revival (we sure are)? Probably not going to happen, as BMW is focusing on other projects. So, let’s see what the carmaker is doing instead of bringing us a out-of-this world supercar.

The Bavarians have decided to give the green light to the Vision Efficient Dynamics concept, as e90 Post reports. The vehicle will benefit from BMW’s latest carbon fiber developments, making extensive use of the material for the car’s chassis, in order to keep the weight down.

Various media reports indicate that the sports eco vehicle could use a hybrid powertrain comprising of a 1.5 liter three-cylinder engine, which is a perfect example of downsizing and develops 181 hp and two electric motors producing 93 hp each. The powertrain could also come with a double-clutch transmission. Here’s where things get complicated - in a good way. The hybrid is expected to come with four-wheel-drive, but BMW might also offer an electric-only version that should come with rear-wheel drive.

The three power units should do an excellent job at moving the lightweight carbon fiber around. This means that the vehicle is expected to deal with the 0 to 62 mph sprint in around four seconds, a figure that would place it in supercar territory. The car should offer a driving range of 250 miles and return a fuel efficiency of 58 miles per gallon.

All those goodies will probably come with a price. The vehicle is reportedly going to come to the world in 2013, retailing for a price of between EUR125,000 and EUR175,000 ($174,145 and $243,817 U.S. at the current exchange rates).
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