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.
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