BMW Z Vision Concept – Z10 ED- Eco performance car

Rumors | January 29th, 2009 by 8

BMW Z Vision – a concept that we mentioned the first time back in December. The BMW Z Vision Concept or Z10 as Autocar names …

BMW Z Vision - a concept that we mentioned the first time back in December. The BMW Z Vision Concept or Z10 as Autocar names it, is a two-seat roadster with smaller proportions, but more modern or current styling of the Z8.

It is based on a compact -1 Series – platform, and it’s a showcase for Efficient Dynamics with an eDrive badge. As far as design, we learned in December that the headlights are positioned on the corner of each front wings with a wide twin-kidney grille similar to the CS Concept, but not as wide.


It doesn’t have a windscreen, but a speedster style screen and a twin “individual cabin layout where the aluminum metal skin actually joins on to the dashboard separating the driver from the passenger.

But today, Scott from GCZ, a BMW insider, says that BMW has not decided yet on whether the Z-Vision concept would be built as a supercar, a flagship above the new 7 Series or as an affordable high performance sportscar above the 1 Series.

Autocar gives some different information and they talk about the Z-Vision concept as being the next Z10. They believe that the BMW Z10 ED will be built in limited numbers and sold for around £80,000.

According to them, BMW is exploring integrated door frames and sill panels for the Z10 and the engines said to be under consideration for the green supercar is a new high-pressure turbocharged direct-injection straight six outputting 400 hp and use the seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox.

An an EfficientDynamics model, the Z Vision Concept or Z10, will feature technologies like stop-start, an integrated starter/generator and brake energy regeneration system modified to store energy in a lithium-ion battery. Talk about a BMW hybrid supercar…

The concept will be introduced by BMW either at the Frankfurt Show or a bit later in Tokyo.

[Source: Autocar ]

  • Carlos Perez

    OMFG !!!! make it a supercar R8 killer

  • Brookside

    After reading Scott’s comments over on GCZ over the years I’m pretty sure that part of what his gig with BMW amounts to is the dissemination of truths and half-truths. He really is just a mouthpiece for his bosses.
    Eni is different- even tho he seems to defer to Scott, Eni’s posts about BMW future plans are pretty accurate.

    This feels like a trial balloon to gauge web response: so what the hey….build them both!

  • George

    Looks like a Bugatti.

  • Gord

    I saw an episode on Fifth Gear where a presenter went to the Van Horsen car club in USA. Basically it is a club where you can rent nice cars. At one point he was in the office and was looking at a list of future cars that the club was going to order. Among others there was a BMW Z10 and apparently they already put a deposit on it.

  • Josh B

    PLEASE BMW, make a super car!!!! But first off please dont call it a Z10! give it its own name, no Z, or E badge. I dont care weather its environmently friendly i want the best looking, best handaling and fastest super car BMW can make. I WANT AN SLR KILLER

    • Horatiu B.

      @Josh, the naming convention is not set in stone yet, but a Z10 will still make sense, if it will be the flagship of BMW

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