BMW Vision Concept gets the greenlight. To be built at Leipzig plant

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Back in January, we reported that the BMW Vision EfficientDynamics was rumored to be receiving the production go-ahead for 2013 launch. Today, German magazine Auto …

Back in January, we reported that the BMW Vision EfficientDynamics was rumored to be receiving the production go-ahead for 2013 launch.

Today, German magazine Auto Motor Und Sport, quoting sources close to BMW, confirm our initial assumptions. The beautiful VED goes in production in 2013 and will be built at the Leipzig plant.

The interesting news come from powerplant used in the first models. According to the same magazine, initially, the VED production car will be powered by a combustion engine.

At a later date, the hybrid version of the same car will follow. The powertrain which has been heavily tested this summer will be using a three-cylinder 1.5 liter engine, aided by two electric motors.

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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.

According to a BMW executive, the total volume continues we should expect varies between 5,000 and 10,000 units.

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