Rumor: BMW Vision EfficientDynamics gets greenlight as production car

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Inside Line publishes an interesting report tonight. According to BMW executive present at the 5 Series launch, the last year stunning Concept, Vision EfficientDynamics receives …

Inside Line publishes an interesting report tonight. According to BMW executive present at the 5 Series launch, the last year stunning Concept, Vision EfficientDynamics receives greenlight as a production car coming in 2013. The breaking news are not really….new, in the past, BMW acknowledged several times that a variant of the VED Concept will eventually make it into production.

The underpinnings of the car are already near production ready, including the hybrid drivetrain and the new 3-cylinder diesel engine. Clearly, several modifications to the exterior and interior design need to be made.

The power and performance of the VED 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.

Rumor: BMW Vision EfficientDynamics gets greenlight as production car

According to the BMW executive, the total volume continues to be debated, but we should expect to see anywhere between 5,000 and 10,000 units. As we mentioned above, the powertrain and other technologies will remain intact, but, quote: “there will be less of the synthetic glass and more solid structure added to the final design”.

Pushing the envelope even further, Inside Line was looking for a scoop to an M1 successor and if indeed, the VED could be considered one. The response was enigmatic, but interesting: “quite probably”.

Inside Line also learned that this coming summer, BMW will conduct some further real-world testing in southern France, in an attempt to score faster times than the previously reported 4.8 seconds.

And yes, the highly complicated and less appealing Vision EfficientDynamics name will change for sure.

Any guesses?

[Source: Inside Line ]

  • Lemon

    Wait, but the world is going to end in 2012.. sigh.

    • Malberto

      If you believe in that, then in actuality, December 21, 2012 is the beginning of the end of the world. Its not the actual end date, rather its the beginning of the end. The start of the countdown if you will.

      Have faith and look towards a better future. Hopefully a future were BMW Makes super cars like a new ///M1 or the concept CS (‘sniff’ I’m still sad over that one), or perhaps the production version of the Vision EfficientDynamics. If they don’t then all is lost (mostly to Audi)!!

  • Tom

    I’ll believe it’s a production car when I see it at a dealership with a sale sticker. BMW has been canceling/uncanceling production models as often as a politician flip-flops on his views.

  • kcsnayud

    Dude, the 2012 thing is fake… go check

  • JPM

    @ HORATIU

    Please could you guys do an article on the bmw ital design nazca super car.i think this is one of the most beautiful bmw’s.After reading this article i researched abit on the nazca and even buy present day syandards it stil looks great and performance is also great with a 0-60mph time in jus 3.6sec.I really feel BMW should have put it into production.

  • Kyle

    @JPM

    that car reminds me of robocop for some reason.

    I really hope they dont change the Vision too drastically for production, I for one really like the way it looks….only thing left to do now is drive it….if we make it that far haha

  • LBOOGY

    The car is beautiful and its technology is way better than Audi’s over priced E-Tron crap! Cant wait till it comes out cus Im def. getin one!!!!

  • B. Astard

    Who wants people to see their fat ass while driving?

  • Bryce

    I think a production version of the Vision Concept would me amazing! I hope that they do offer it with all this fuel-saving technology, but also offer it with a true super-car engine.

    As for the NAZCA, I think it looks a lot more like an early 2000′s version of the 8-series than an early 2010′s version of a super-car. Maybe BMW will consider updating and taking some cues from it if they ever decide to bring back the 8-series.

    • Bryce

      I just read that the NAZCA was designed in 1991, and I think it shows it’s age. The 8-series was built from 1989 to 1999. After reviewing the two vehicles, I really prefer the look of the 8-series. Maybe someday gas prices will come crashing down and BMW can once again start shoving major horsepower into some major sportscars.

  • Jpm

    Yeah dat makes it nearly 2 decades old.jus imagine wat a car it would hav been if it was launched it the mid 90s…it does also remind me of robocop.

  • Doug

    So, what’s actually been green-lit? Is it development of a production car based on Vision innovations? That’s would be quite a bit different than green-lighting the Vision for production with modifications. The former would require years and years of development, tooling, etc.

  • nick

    theyll use a six cylinder engine…. im sure

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