BMW Vision EfficientDynamics Concept spotted in Munich

Vision EfficientDynamics | September 2nd, 2009 by 30
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Our friends over at Car and Driver are breaking the news today, or at least BMW news, with some real life photos of the BMW …

Our friends over at Car and Driver are breaking the news today, or at least BMW news, with some real life photos of the BMW Vision EfficientDynamics Concept. The Vision Concept was spotted during a photoshoot at the BMW Welt Delivery Center.

Vision EfficientDynamics is one of the most exciting concepts designed by BMW and for the past few days, it  has kept on top of headline news in the automotive industry and especially within BMW communities.

The Concept is a 2+2 seater car with plug-in full-hybrid technology. It is powered by a 1.5 liter 3-cylinder turbodiesel engine placed at the rear of the car which produces 163 hp and 290 Nm(214 lb-ft) of torque.

BMW Vision EfficientDynamics Concept spotted in Munich

It also uses two electric engines, one near the front axle and the other near the rear axle. The electric-rear engine produces 33 horsepower at all times and a peak of 51 horsepower. Maximum torque is 214 lb-ft. The electric engine placed at the front axle constantly outputs 80 horsepower. Extra power of 112 ponies is available for 30 seconds and for 10 seconds, 139 horsepower. Total torque: 162 lb-ft.

The engine is matted to a DCT gearbox and the Vision Concept runs from 0-62 mph in 4.8 seconds, top speed is limited to 250 km/h (155 mph).

As expected, the fuel consumption numbers are impressive, due to the 3 cylinder diesel engine and the electric motors: an average of 3,76 liter per 100 kilometer – 62.6MPG.

The car is just as beautiful as in the official photos and we’re glad to see it for the first time in real life environment.

For more photos, visit Car and Driver

  • Jordan

    beautiful!… let it kill thy opponent (R8) :)

  • DK

    Its absolutely magnificent . The future in cars loon nice.
    Cant wait to see what cars would be driving on the roads in 23-30 years.
    Its amazing how much the cars design change over the short 9 years

  • okeribok

    What does that engine sound like? Or did they muffle it…

    • http://www.bmwblog.com Horatiu B.

      I don’t know yet, but trust me, you will find out soon :) We have some surprises for everyone in the next couple of weeks.

  • Haitham87

    ahhhhhhhh I WANT ONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • http://www.themainstreetsalonmantua.com Shane Giumarello

    What about a REAL engine?

  • bunker

    it’s really little! about the same size as a 3er coupe, no??

    • Jordan

      I think it’s actually slightly bigger than an R8… look at all the pics from car and driver, they have ppl standing right beside it.

      • Doug

        The R8 isn’t a small car. There’s some guy around here with one and I was surprised at how big it was. They look about the same size.

        • Jordan

          ya i’ve sat in one and they’re not small. i’d say this is slightly bigger for the fact that it seats 2 more ppl and from the pic, it looks like the roof line is slightly higher. only a side by side comparison will really tell tho.

          • bunker

            Ok – I checked the dimensions for comparison purposes.
            Dimensions (length x width x height):

            BMW Vision Concept:
            4.60 x 1.90 x 1.24 meters

            Audi R8
            4.43 x 1.93x 1.25 meters

            BMW 3er Coupe:
            4.58 x 1.98 x 1.39 meters

            So, about the same size as a 3er coupe.

          • http://www.bmwblog.com Horatiu B.

            Good stuff. I wonder how that rear seating really is. I guess I’ll find out in two weeks

          • Doug

            Which show? Frankfurt?

          • http://www.bmwblog.com Horatiu B.

            :) Yup. Did you think I was going to miss it? Haven’t made the official announcement yet, but it will be interesting for all of us on here. As usual, live reporting, tweeting, you know how we do it :)

            More details next week.

  • X5 SoB

    Blows the doors off the Volt and even the Karma! Leave to BMW to deliver a better plug-in hybrid. I sorta liked the Chevy and the Cadillac, drooled at the Fisker, but I WANT this. When is it for sale?

  • The Lee

    Wait a second… so it’s front-wheel-biased AWD? Eeeeeew. That sucks.

    Cram the TT V12 in there, make it RWD and sell it otherwise as-is. That would get the saliva flowing from my mouth.

    Gorgeous car, though. Absolutely stunning. I really do hope it makes it into production at some point before my ass bids this world adieu.

    • Doug

      I thought the engine was rear-mounted. Anyone figure out what those vents above the rear decklid are for?

      Surely, being bmw, there won’t be even a hint of torque steer.

    • X5 SoB

      You guys don’t seem to get that this is not an R8 competitor, but a Fisker Karma competitor. If you cram a big honking engine into it, that kind of defeats the purpose.

      • The Lee

        I don’t care who their target competitor is with the car. It’s a gorgeous design and it shouldn’t be relegated to some eco-economic, dull-performance econo-car. That’s like an architect designing the most beautiful building to ever exist, then making it a sewage treatment plant.

        Some things (this concept, for example) just shouldn’t be built for such a boring task.

    • Doug

      Actually, in a hybrid it might make sense for the rear drive to be electric, it could potentially be better than an LSD if they can control the output to each axle.

      • http://www.bmwblog.com Horatiu B.

        Reading from the press release I deducted that diesel engine was placed ahead of the rear axle, but behind the rear seats for better handling characteristics and aerodynamic considerations.

        • Doug

          Ohh… so the mechanical side is a mid-engine/rwd. I was hoping for some steering/handling enhancement from the rear wheels, along the lines of what they did for the X6.

  • Doug

    This is a great picture because it shows the car at a real-world viewing angle. The other pics overemphasized details and design aspects, like the rear lamp/spoilers. It actually looks great from this perspective.

    If they build something similiar, and put the 11.5k rpm TT I4 in there, it could be a R8 competitor but with a potent set of differentiations.

  • Elio

    So this is BMW EfficientDynamics. Where is the M Division EfficientDynamics?

  • badger

    Bmw M cars are one of the best, but they literally do 10 mpg city. Not so efficient

  • Lboogy

    Finally, BMW is is doing something. And trust me, BMW has a race variant for the R8, believe that!!!!

  • Kyle Golles

    Don’t take Audi out of the question yet, they will be debuting some form of a performance electric car come Frankfurt in under 2 weeks.

    http://www.motorauthority.com/blog/1034865_audi-launches-mysterious-electricity-untamed-teaser-site-viral-videos

    I can’t wait for low to zero emission performance cars. let the future begin

  • n8n

    Though it was just a computer animation :O THIS CAR IS BRILLIANT!!! The real competitior for Audi R8!!! :D

  • Kyle

    VERY COOL, I cannot wait to learn more about this car. seems to have touches of the M1 Hommage concept to it which is very cool.

  • viper

    this car is great ,
    this car sucks because its nowhere near reality .
    this is bullshit
    we aint gonna live 100years
    bmw should make a supercar in 2010 and sell it at the end of 2010

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