BMW Z10 ED to Be Sold for 80,000 Pounds

Once again, rumors turn out to be true. German car manufacturer BMW will produce an advanced green supercar called Z10 ED that will be mostly used to emphasize the company's plans into the green car development sector. The car is said to be extremely focused on fuel economy and environmental protection (hence the name – ED stands for EfficientDynamics) without neglecting engine performance. And according to Autocar, the Z10 ED will be surprisingly powerful for a green car as it will develop around 400 bhp, partially thanks to the new turbocharged straight six engine unit.

Although there's no official release date, Autocar says the model will be launched as a limited edition, with each model to be sold for approximately 80,000 pounds (86,600 euros). Several parts are made of aluminum, which reduce the overall car weight to around 1400 kg.

“The idea is to bring all the very latest technology together in a way that will allow a high level of performance without overburdening the environment in a way that the current crop of supercars do. There is no reason why they need to be mutually exclusive when you consider the sort of technology that exists today. It is just a matter of applying it correctly,” a BMW insider told Autocar.

Beside the EfficientDynamics package, the car will also boast a brake energy regeneration system which, in conjunction with with a lithium-ion battery, can turn the Z10 ED into a hybrid. Fuel consumption should be reduced by 15 percent, thanks to all the aforementioned systems especially implemented for enhanced economy.

“With recent advances in turbocharging, direct injection and thermal technology, we can now produce petrol engines with a comparatively small swept volume without any drop in performance over our existing powerplants,” a source told the aforementioned source.
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