Official Videos: BMW Vision Concept Hybrid Sports Car

Vision EfficientDynamics | November 6th, 2010 by 7
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Today, in Leipzig, BMW showcased their vision of a future sports car. The BMW Vision EfficientDynamics Concept unveiled last year at Frankfurt Motor Show enters …

Today, in Leipzig, BMW showcased their vision of a future sports car. The BMW Vision EfficientDynamics Concept unveiled last year at Frankfurt Motor Show enters a new stage in its development process leading to the official launch in 2014.

Being more transparent than ever, BMW and its engineers revealed most of the technical details of the Vision Concept. The series car will continue to use the combination of a 3 cylinder 1.5 liter turbo diesel with a hybrid synchronous motor at the front axle and a full-hybrid engine at the rear axle. The output of this unique combination? 241 kW or 328 horsepower, less horsepower than the current M3, but with similar performance and off-the-chart fuel economy numbers: 75 MPG or 3.7 liter/100km for our European readers.

When the car goes into production, it is expected to run from 0 to 62 mph in just 4.8 seconds. In this development stage, the Vision Concept weighs around 1,500 kgs. The CO2 emission rating of 99 grams per kilometer, measured using the conventional cycle, turn the Vision Concept into one of the most fuel efficient hybrid vehicles, and not only.

Official Videos: BMW Vision Concept Hybrid Sports CarWith its 24 liter diesel tank and the two electric motors, BMW expects a total driving range of up to 700 kilometers. Even better, the hybrid sports car gives zero-emissions motoring when running on electric motors with an expected range of 50 kilometers.

The Vision Concept is built by BMW’s Project i program and just as the upcoming Megacity Vehicle, its body structure is manufactured out of carbon fiber. The front-end and rear will make use of aluminum materials to handle the mandatory car crash regulation.

In person, the Concept is as silent as any other electric car, but the diesel engine gives that roar sound we came to love in a BMW. It is hard to tell at the moment how the final car would sound or behave, but BMW is full-speed ahead in the development of what they imagine as being their next supersports car.

  • paul

    i am slightly aprehensive about this car…sure its futuristic but doesnt look more than that. I mean look at the tesla roadster…probabbly cheaper, its faster and allready in production. Audi also has a similar drivetrain in the works and to be honest i think i would ready be seen in an R4 or R8 than this….i doubt bmw will sell more than 3000 units of this car…10000 its way way too optimistic….

    • FreudeKing

      R8 looks like a rat, it is the worst looking car in its class and also that 4 ring badge is no where near the BMW’s status of premium. Who would dirve VW’s Audi if they can drive a BMW?? Probably those who cannot afford a BMW. Bear in mind that this BMW will be more expensive than the VW R8 as well.

      • Laszlo

        if that’s a rat then I’m in love with a rat. I’m a bmw guy with currently 4 at the house but honestly the last bmw that looked even remote as good as the r8 was the E31 8 series. 21 years ago.
        love the brand you drive and like, but give respect to the others when its due. BMW has nothing against the r8 and they know it. the r8 is a class above all bmw’s at the moment. its in a league of a 911, Aston Martin, Maserati, and Ferrari 458 and others. it is holding on its own pretty good also, its an everyday Supercar. You can drive it to pickup your daughter and still have a supercar status.

        if BMW builds a supercar and that car will be this thing above here, I will sadly say they will not reach their target audience. Sure its very popular to go green but just like Paul said – the Tesla achieved more for less and already on the market. As BMW prototype-to-production goes, this “thing” will not be on the road before 2015. Tesla will be 7 years old, most likely gen-II or gen-III will be on the market.

        also this BMW thingy is 1500kg ? ? ? come on, use the company you purchased 2 years ago and build it out of carbon fiber. A car like this has to be light, the weight must be under 1330kg (3,000lbs)

  • FreudeKing

    They need to do something about those wheels, sports cars have deep wheels, not flat wheels. Let’s hope they will not have a thin wheel base for this car as mentioned before as it will spoil the entire design. Imagaine this car with bicycle wheels!

    • Doug

      That would reduce the mileage, and it’s AWD so that much traction may not be needed. Perhaps this rumored ///M vision will put more rubber on.

  • Billy

    bmw design is the way of the future

  • Tom

    sick videos and awesome post. thanks bmwblog, you made my work day much more enjoyable:b

    cant wait for renderings of this car, its truley a piece of art.

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