Rendering based on BMW Vision EfficientDynamics Concept


With a day before its official U.S. debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show, the fellows at MotorAuthority give us a computer generated image based …

With a day before its official U.S. debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show, the fellows at MotorAuthority give us a computer generated image based on the BMW’s latest concept: BMW Vision EfficientDynamics.

Similar to the first renderring we posted a few months back, the CGI show us how a two-seater BMW sports car showcasing all of the firm’s most sophisticated environmental technology, could look like and the outcome, is quite promising.

The stunning glass side doors have been replaced by regular suicide doors since industry regulations are very strict when it comes to passengers’ safety. Some slight changes take place at the rear-end as well.

Rendering based on BMW Vision EfficientDynamics Concept

BMW Vision Concept is the latest implementation of the EfficientDynamics philosophy. The hybrid powertrain provides a top speed limited electronically to 155 mph, with acceleration to 62mph (100 km/h) in 4.8 seconds.

The power and performance are made possible by combining a fuel-efficient 1.5 liter 3-cylinder turbodiesel with one electric motor on each axle. The intelligent combination of these units, together with precisely controlled energy management, simultaneously enhances the dynamic performance and the efficiency of the car. Overall system output is 356 horsepower, and peak torque is 590 lb-ft.

Design wise, the chassis and suspension of BMW Vision EfficientDynamics are made completely of aluminum; the roof and the outer skin on the doors are made almost completely of a special polycarbonate glass automatically darkening as a function of the light shining on the car. Measuring 181.1″ in length, 74.8″ in width and 48.8″ in height, this unique concept car offers ample space for up to four passengers and their luggage. Thanks to the consistent lightweight construction strategy applied on the car, curb weight is 3,076 lb.

For the first time, BMW features their layering design approach, both inside and outside and the Vision Concept designers gave us an insight on this just a few days ago.

Stay tuned for updated photos tomorrow, live from the Los Angeles Auto Show 2009.

[Source: MotorAuthority ]

  • Jordan

    i like. seems realistic enough to be a production model… i like it better than the first rendering posted in sept.

  • David

    My God! This is the best look~ing BMW ever. They should take this right into production!

  • wazon8

    Just great! BMW should consider making it in production with V12 tt M-version engine from 760i or tt based on V10 from M5 e60 in pretty short time. Car looks really fresh and would outclass its competitor.

  • viper

    bmw should pay someone else to make a sports car for them , like zonda or amg or even lambo

    • Stevie

      i know…Dodge should really consider to hire someone from mitsubishi or someone from Geely to redesign viper

  • Andrew

    Build this.

    Viper – they already commissioned Lambo in the late 1970’s to build the original M1. Shockingly, they managed to go bankrupt and screw it up before they could make more than a handful of M1’s.

  • Bryce

    I can actually see elements of the M1 in this rendering. To me, this looks like a cross between the M1 Hommage and the Vision Concept. Awesome.

  • wazon8

    Vision concept is great design. It fits well to BMW design language. Something similar to Lambo or Zonda would horrible and won’t be similar to BMW under whatever condition. Vision is wonderful, just let it go to production!

  • Andrew

    Also – why on Earth would someone recommend that AMG build a sportscar for BMW?

  • Theo

    Viper is a Benz aficionado who frequents this site to post more or less provoking comments, not unusual for his/her probable age group.

    Anyways: Love the front, nicely incorporating some Z4 elements and creating some visual separation between the ‘luxury’ and ‘sports’-oriented lineups of BMW (as far as you could make that distinction in BMW’s of course)

    • XC

      Besides, Andrew, this guy/gal ‘Viper’ probably doesn’t own a car at all. He says he/she sold his BMW at 17, and that by doing that he stopped being gay. He is very confused and wants to air his/her confusions here.

  • Doug

    I could see this as a bolt-on kit for your 6-series.

  • james

    Guauuuuuu !!!!!!!!!!! Next M1 ???? please!!

  • TheFazz

    i want! please please build this.

  • lennardt

    vision efficientdynamics is so beautiful!
    and this rendering too

  • Artmic

    I like the rendering, now put a sticker price of 60K on it, and i’d buy it.

  • XC

    This is the car that BMW needs to build. A halo car to end with our 25+ years long wait… It’s no doubt a beautiful rendering. BMW, you CAN built it AND sell it: this car would eat up significant parts of Audi R8s, Aston Martins, Porsches and Maseratis`market share if the price is right. There is a real market for a car like this. Who in his/her right mind wouldn’t dream with a car this gorgeous?

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  • n8n

    Beautiful car… :)

  • retio

    Hello Audi, Porsche, Aston Martin. Say Hello to my little friend! I gotta give credit to the rendering. And I have to agree with XC, this car needs to be complete.

  • imad

    breath taking car

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