New Exclusive Photos: BMW Vision EfficientDynamics Full Runner Prototype

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We are continuing our coverage of the BMW Vision Concept Full Runner prototype with new exclusive photos from a co-driving event that took place in …

We are continuing our coverage of the BMW Vision Concept Full Runner prototype with new exclusive photos from a co-driving event that took place in Leipzig, Germany.

BMW unveiled a prototype of Vision EfficientDynamics with a fully functional drivetrain. Codename “Full Runner”, the vehicle is based on the BMW Vision EfficientDynamics concept study revealed last year at the Frankfurt Motor Show.

The design is geared consistently towards aesthetic appeal and dynamic performance. The prototype is nearly unchanged from the concept, sans the new paint job. Wing doors facilitate entry to both rows of seats, with an interior design created for testing purposes by combining different parts from other BMW models.  Clearly the final interior aesthetics will be quite different.

Performance wise, the extensive aerodynamic measures reduce the drag coefficient to 0.22. 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 enables an overall system output of 241 kW/328 horsepower.

New Exclusive Photos: BMW Vision EfficientDynamics Full Runner Prototype

The 2+2-seater is only 1.24 meters tall with a low-sitting profile resembling a supercar.

When the car goes into production, it is expected to run from 0 to 62 mph in just 4.8 seconds, a performance similar to the M3. In this development stage, the Vision Concept weighs around 1,500 kgs.

Fuel consumption is measure at 3.7 liter/100km or approximately 75 MPG. The CO2 emission rating of 99 grams per kilometer has been measured using the conventional cycle.

New Exclusive Photos: BMW Vision EfficientDynamics Full Runner Prototype

No information on whether an M model will ever be designed and we believe that BMW’s efforts at this point are entirely focused on the Vision Concept, and its success and adoption will dictate the course for an M-specific model.

New Exclusive Photos: BMW Vision EfficientDynamics Full Runner Prototype

[Photos: Max Kirchbauer ]

  • Josh

    Getting tired of seeing this car now. BMW teasing for way too long and now we’re just seeing the same car over and over over again.

    • Doug

      I’m surprised no one has photoshopped it in different colors. Or 4 doors. Or convertible. Or filled with clowns. Or with an aftermarket aero kit.

  • Doug

    That second picture is awesome. It really shows off the design and interrelation of shapes that we don’t see from the more basic views.

    • Giom

      I agree. It does give a fresh perspective. Not to mention the futuristic shape. I hope the production version will not change at all.

  • Giom

    When do we hear from the ppl that drove it?

  • http://audreybittonn.co.com audrey bittonni

    bmw EfficientDynamics is reply car of police car from 1993 movie demolition man :DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD

    check ths URL:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5bWtlmD0ARc&feature=related
    and yoy will see

    • paul

      I KNEW IT LOOKED FAMILIAR. AHAHAHAAH

    • Tom

      that was the worst attempt at a clever comment ive ever seen. god help you.

  • BIMMER1

    Well if it can’t outperform a 911, it’s pointless. Hopefully they will do it right.

  • rybnik

    Clearly you miss the point of this car.

    • BIMMER1

      Clearly, BMW missed the point of this car.

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