AutoBild: Production version BMW Vision EfficientDynamics coming in 2013

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According to today’s edition of Auto Bild, the decision has now been made: in early 2013, a series version of the BMW Vision EfficientDynamics Concept will …

According to today’s edition of Auto Bild, the decision has now been made: in early 2013, a series version of the BMW Vision EfficientDynamics Concept will  roll off the assembly line in Leipzig. The production will run until 2018 and BMW expects to build and sell anywhere between 6,000 to 18,000 units.

But not only the quantity will account for its exclusivity, the rumored price of 125000-175000 euro will make it even more special.
The car falls under the umbrella of Project i, therefore AutoBild believes the Vision Concept will be relabeled as BMW i100 or i1. The car will be delivered just as the concept car with two auxiliary seats in the rear, but the focus is naturally on the front seats.

Just like the MegaCity Vehicle, the sporty 2 +2 seater makes extensive use of carbon fiber. The crash structures at the front and rear suspension, just as with MCV, are made of aluminum. The outcome is expected to be a very lightweight car, in line with the Project i philosophy and sustainability.

AutoBild: Production version BMW Vision EfficientDynamics coming in 2013For propulsion, a turbocharged three-cylinder internal combustion engine is said to provide 184 hp, aided by two electric motors, each with 95 hp. The performance of the engines would be distributed to all four wheels and is designed to accelerate to 62 mph in about four seconds.

Consumption numbers are extraordinary for a car of this type, rumors say 4.0 liters per 100 kilometers, equivalent of 59 mpg.

According to the same publication, the M Division is looking into producing an M-variant of this car as well, but with a more powerful engine producing 450 horsepower. The engine could be bororwed from the next generation M3, a straight-six powerplant. Even if the weight is likely to be higher than the standard model, breathtaking performance would be inevitable.

Stay tuned next week for an exclusive report by BMWBLOG, more details soon!

  • Tom

    YESYESYES

  • ToddJames

    I’m hard ……

  • Giom

    It doesn’t make sense for M to work on this car. It would mean squeezing the V8 or straight 6 into the back of the chassis, effectively putting it over the rear axle or just behind.

    I think, M should create their own mid engined supercar along the lines of the McLaren MP4-12c… for a start. Now that project i is getting a supercar, M should too… only at the other end of the spectrum… ie. environmentally unfriendly!

    • Doug

      Maybe they’ll eliminate the rear seats. Or use a front-engine layout, which this artist seems to be suggesting.

      • Giom

        Either way, it seems like a new chassis is needed for that, doesn’t it?

    • BIMMER1

      So we’ll have been waiting 35 years for BMW to come out with another “super” car and the ///M division isn’t even involved with it? Doesn’t sound so super to me. Is there more than 10 people (board members+share holders) on the planet that think that’s a good idea? What the hell are they thinking. If this car can’t romp up on the R8 v10 tdi then BMW should be ashamed of themselves.

    • Dan Frederiksen

      M should be taken out back and shot. E should take over

  • Alex

    Awesome! That’ll be my next car….if I win the lottery by 2013!

  • http://www.fivestarfordofplano.com/ Dallas Ford

    This is a completely different design from anything I’ve seen from BMW. Especially the front and hood and the side panels/doors. Any idea of what MRSP be? Will it be under the $100k range hopefully?

    • http://ebrake.blogspot.com Murph

      Well if they listed the Euro price at over $100k you can expect it to be in the $130k to $170k range. Perfect for dueling with an R8.

  • plaxico

    probably just a misprint, this is due in 2113

    • Doug

      yeah. we’ll miss you.

  • viper

    haha I wonder what were they doing in the past 5-10 years since this is due 2013 which is a very long time to wait for potential buyers , in 2013 u will have a second generation audi r8 and a facelifted sls and another supercar in plans.
    bmw should speed up things , they make boring cars really slow

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000163817321 X5SoB

      Why don’t you go camp on an Audi or MB site, since you say you don’t like BMWs? I think you just want to be irritating, which is pretty juvenile. You need to grow up and grow a pair, you jackass.

      • viper

        looks whos talking , an sob. you got no brains.

        • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000163817321 X5SoB

          As I said, juvenile.

    • ToddJames

      Viper – “they make boring cars really slow”

      Yet BMW is still faster than Audi. What does that say about Audi.
      M3 $60k
      R8 $120k – the additional $60k is for styling, marketing the illusion of VW reliability & engineering and paying clowns like yourself to troll in forums bad mouthing other brands to try to make Audi look better ….

      Booooooo

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000325894622 Hubert Jadczak

    BMW should put the V12 twinscroll-Turbo engine with power upgraded to 650PS – of course to the top version, other way is to put the 4.0L V8 420PS (upgraded to 450PS) from the M3, 5.0L V10 from actual M5/M6 model with 507PS, and of course several variations of the hybrid engine.
    That would be great!!!

  • anonymous

    Build it. Awe with it.

    Then do an M version :D

  • kcsnyud

    if its gonna have that engine then its rubbsish. Even with driving dynamics, its gonna be weak.

    • Laszlo

      4sec to 0-60 is weak ? I want what you drive if you think that’s rubbish.

      oh and the V12 and V10 dreamers, nooo, those engines are gone. No more of them. electric engines and small turbo or supercharged engines will be in the future cars.

      I don’t think many cars will have V8 engines 20 years from now. I’m of course talking about European cars. I say 1-2% of the cars will have anything larger then 3.0l and more then 6 cyl.

      BMW 3.0Tdiesel is making 299HP and more torque then the V12 engine. So what do we need more ? a 3.0 diesel will probably make 500HP in 20 years and will get 75mpg and will come with a 12speed triple clutch transmission… or all out the window and we will have a supercharged electric cars (supercharging will mean different then now of course)

      anyway I’m sure the //M boys will come up with a faster better electric motors by then.

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