BMW to build Vision EfficientDynamics at Leipzig plant. Name has yet to be decided

Vision EfficientDynamics | November 15th, 2010 by 9
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At the recent Future Mobility event in Leipzig, BMW spoke about their plans to introduce the Vision EfficientDynamics Concept in production series. At the time, …

At the recent Future Mobility event in Leipzig, BMW spoke about their plans to introduce the Vision EfficientDynamics Concept in production series. At the time, BMW omitted to mention where the new hybrid supercar will be built. Today, BimmerToday quoting Automobilwoche reports Vision Concept will join the Megacity vehicles production at the same Leipzig plant in Eastern Germany.

Leipzig plant will be expanded and it will become a center of excellence for carbon fiber vehicles. The new Vision Concept will feature a drive module made out of aluminum and a body primarily dominated by carbon fiber materials.

Thanks to this setup, passengers will receive maximum protection and due to the aluminum front-end, repairs for minor accidents will be relatively cheap. The production of BMW’s first hybrid supercar will begin in late 2013, deliveries to customers start in 2014.

BMW to build Vision EfficientDynamics at Leipzig plant. Name has yet to be decidedIn the first year, BMW wants to sell as much as 1,000 units of the hybrid sports car, but the predictions are highly speculative at the moment.

According to the same German magazine, the rumor is that BMW would like to market the Vision Concept under a different brand, similar to the Megacity Vehicle. A name for the sub-brand has yet to be decided and there are currently several versions to choose from. Same magazine mentions that a decision is expected to be taken in 2011.

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  • Billy

    the white background looks better

    • http://www.bmwblog.com Horatiu B.

      What was that? Confused.

      • Billy

        The background for the website looks better in white

    • http://www.bmwblog.com Horatiu B.

      It was never white. More like light gray. Wanted to try something darker so the photos pop out more.

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  • Laszlo

    no more east or west Germany, just GERMANY.
    But the Leipzig plant is an important one for the BMW. Their original roots goes back to that plant. They lost that during/after the WWII and the Russian dictatorship destroyed most everything. IIRC they manufactured Wartburg and Trabant in there :-)

    Porsche’s hybrid Supercar is almost production ready !!!

  • rybnik

    I love the overall design, and i become annoyed when journalists (not you guys!!) refer to something on the VED like the wing doors or aerodynamic folds everywhere, or even its innovative engine, ie the main point of this car are all impractical and need to be “toned down” or simplified for production.

    Why do I feel this way you ask? Its because then the same jounalists when a production car comes out, they complain that the “wild styling of the concept” is now of course missing due to production restraints. Its attitudes like this that are partially responsible for why car design (especially styling) seems not to have advanced very much in the last 8-10 years.

    The Vision Efficient Dynamics BMW, upcoming Audi E-tron, and 2013, 14, 15 Lotus models are the only almost ready for production models I have seen that seem like they properly belong in the 21st century. Please do not encourage this BMW to loose its edginess and unique qualities. We have had enough innovation stifling over the course of the last decade. Lets keep looking forwards!

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