Rendering: 2015 BMW Vision Supercar

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Considered by many the sensation of last year’s Frankfurt Auto Show, the BMW Vision Concept makes another comeback, this time, in a rendering form illustrating …

Considered by many the sensation of last year’s Frankfurt Auto Show, the BMW Vision Concept makes another comeback, this time, in a rendering form illustrating a production model based on the concept bodystyle.

As seen in previous renderings, some changes occurred to the concept design. The stunning glass side doors have been replaced by regular suicide doors since industry regulations are very strict when it comes to passengers’ safety.

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.

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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.

While never officially confirmed, the BMW Vision EfficientDynamics has been rumored to follow up with a production version and the testing process continues behind closed doors at a BMW facility in France. A group of selected journalists will be invited this summer to spend some time behind the wheel of this innovative concept.

[Source: Road and Track | Larson ]

27 responses to “Rendering: 2015 BMW Vision Supercar”

  1. bob says:

    Well, now we know what it WON’T look like.

  2. Billy says:

    “A group of selected journalists will be invited this summer to spend some time behind the wheel of this innovative concept.”

    The way this is written makes it sound like a fact. Is there a source to back this up?

    • Billy says:

      I’m asking because you’ve cited the information in the article to Road and Track website, when in reality only the picture is taken from that source.

    • Horatiu B. says:

      It is a fact. yes, BMW sources…

      • Billy says:

        I sort of find it hard to believe that BMW would invite journalists to test drive a car that still has 5 years of development ahead of it. Your sources too, seem a bit shady…”BMW sources”? that could mean anything.

        I don’t want to offend you, Horatiu, but some of the information you include in the articles don’t seem to have definitive sources and could very well be rumours.

  3. Shincai says:

    Why not take that BMW M12/13 1500 cc 4-cylinder engine like in the old days in, give it a turbo or maybe two and see what happens :D

    • kcsnyud says:

      Why not make the world’s most powerful 3 cylinder engine ever :).

      3 cylinder engine: NOT diesel, twin turbocharged, 350hp.
      2 electric motors: Each one makes 200hp.

      Total: 550hp.

  4. Vaybach Khan says:

    is this gonna be the 100th of bmw celebration model..i guess 2015

  5. viper says:

    Jesus Christ when will ‘they’ stop with this supercar vision concepts bullshit and just build the damn thing , Im sick and tired of this bullshit. bmw will never have a true supercar rival for r8 and sls , why these two? because they are HOT , and bmw concepts are OUT.

    • Jesus Fucking Christ says:

      Babe, I’m Tired of You

    • sdfaaa says:

      Just be patient… some things needs to wait to be perfect.
      I know that BMW will releas the great supersport car, but we need to wait, cause any crappy japan company can build fast crap but it will never be as good as premium segment (meaning BMW, Audi, Mercedes, Lambo, Ferrari…).

  6. T says:

    I see larson has contributed to another publication. There is an upcoming BMW Special for Autobild in which he has contributed the renderings which I have had on my desk over the past few weeks.

    Vision Efficient Dynamics is a different type of sports car. Upcoming Select drives will be occurring in the next few weeks.
    BMW see the Vision efficent dynamics as more revolutionary than a conventional sports concept. The car is now fully operational and it is fast enough around the track at Miramas. The power generated from the three cylinder and electric motors is simply divine. It is not an R8 or an SLS AMG it is something new , independent , something revolutionary but embodies everything about what makes a BMW great.

    Keep an eye on BMW TV.

  7. Lawrence says:

    I’ll be getting one soon, as SOON as it comes out that is! LOL! Hhehehehehhehehhehehehheh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  8. Auday says:

    I like this rendering, the front looks more subtle and elegant than the Efficiency Dynamics Concept, yet it’s still aggressive and very sporty. The rear quarter panel looks like an exaggerated version of the E46M3, which I like. The lines are smooth and elegant, nothing controversial or offending. The colors are great too. The only thing I dont like here is the doors, I think it would look nicer and more mature with normal doors, but overall I think it’s a great rendering work!

  9. ferrarifan says:

    excellent rendering. hope it comes with 2 seats instead of 4.

  10. efoza says:

    Look carefully and you can again see the 5 GT design being followed through.

  11. Artmic says:

    IMO, BMW should release a sports car that looks like that, costs 20% more than a 7 series and can beat a 911 Carrera S. That be enough for me to get one… i guess i can dream.

  12. Kenee says:

    Nice touch but I don’t think this will ever go into production as it would not meet the european safety requirements in respect of its front panel. The drop is too sharp and thus illegal.

  13. kcsnyud says:

    Um, what about the ferrari fronts? They hav a similar drop.

  14. viper says:


  15. Roland Renno says:

    I hope to see a true BMW supercar in the future i.e. a la M1.

    BMW Power

    • kcsnyud says:

      I would be awesome if they tried to set the land speed record with it….

      The McLaren F1 should be named BMW M1

  16. JMLBMW says:

    Great car… IF it makes into production!
    BTW… Suicide Doors come on a Rolls Royce Phantom or Ghost! These doors are Gullwing! OK? OK!

    Also… please remove the extremely offensive J… Fing… C…. post! I can’t believe that it’s still posted!!!!!!!

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