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2011 Geneva: BMW Vision ConnectedDrive – World Premiere

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Today, at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show, BMW unveiled their latest and most exciting concept: Vision ConnectedDrive. Similar to the previous Vision Concept, EfficientDynamics, the …

Today, at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show, BMW unveiled their latest and most exciting concept: Vision ConnectedDrive. Similar to the previous Vision Concept, EfficientDynamics, the latest design study from BMW showcases futuristic design lines that make use of the layering approach initiated with the first Vision Concept. The two-seater roadster features typical lines: long bonnet, short overhangs and strong, bold front-end.

As a two-seater roadster charged with emotion, the BMW Vision ConnectedDrive is a particularly dynamic, purist interpretation of the characteristic BMW language of form: the long bonnet, the long wheelbase and the passenger compartment set well back seem to accelerate the vehicle even at a standstill.

The expressive 20-inch wheels, fashioned in three dimensions, underscore the sporting, dynamic character of the vehicle.

The front of the BMW Vision ConnectedDrive illustrates the typical characteristics of BMW design, with a strong horizontal orientation. The kidney grilles and dual, round headlights have been designed in a particularly flat fashion and lend the front a dynamic, modern expression.

The layering design ideas can be seen both inside and outside the car, complemented by a vast array of technology innovations that might make their way into future BMW production vehicles. The term “layering” describes a new approach to the BMW Group’s concept of design and its design language, redefining the way surfaces, interfaces and materials have been treated in the past. By working with different layers, organic radii and surfaces, the layering concept breaks up large volumes like the instrument panel, thus creating free space for features such as ventilation, operating elements or trays. The result is a modern, organically aesthetic, light and emotional design.

In person, the Concept looks even more impressive. Its aggressive lines and futuristic expressions stand out among the hundreds of vehicle present at the show. Displayed in an unique setup, just like its twin-brother back at the 2009 Frankfurt Auto Show, the Vision Concept stole the show today during the official presentation.

But the new Vision Concepts stands for more than just design. The new concept is meant to showcase future technologies and advancements in the mobility field. The design and technology of this spectacular roadster are aimed at making the vehicle an integral part of a networked world.

Starting with the advanced Head-Up Display that uses technology to project in 3D essential information. Next we have the BMW Vision ConnectedDrive Infotainment system which is based primarily on location-based information. Only information on the surroundings falling within a certain, predefined radius is shown. The filter features allow the information available to be filtered by content and to be displayed as a specific selection and even personalised. These filter settings can be made in the comfort of your own home or can be carried out spontaneously in the vehicle. Individually tailored information is thus obtained from raw data. The filters work semantically, ordering information not just by keyword but also by the meanings associated with that keyword.

Location-based services enable the information available to be used to create a digital tour of the city or to book a ticket, complete with the appropriate entry in the digital calendar.

Stay tuned for exclusive interviews with BMW Vision ConnectedDrive designers!

  • AKSHAT

    THIS WHAT I WAS TALKING ABOUT.MAN!!!!!!
    THIS IS A BMW.
    A REAL BMW.
    I WAS ASKING THAT BMW SHOULD DO SOMETHING THAT NO ONE HAD EXPECTED .THIS IS WHAT MY ANSWER.
    THANKS BMW.

  • AKSHAT

    *****

    :) :) :) :) :)

    5 STARS AND 5 SMILIES. (OUT OF 5)

  • Laszlo

    Finally ! Something that looks good. The Vision Concept – the one that was the “dontblogaboutthis” BS is nowhere as good as this one is.

    I can see this being a supercar with a good gas powered engine and maybe an electric helper engine.

    Well, bungle is gone, so better and better shapes will come out of the BMW design studios. Man oh man , that bungle was a complete idiot…. for 10 years he wasted BMW on scrap like the E60 and others…

    • Ankit Chandaria

      im sorry laszlo to talk to you but every single time i see one of ur comments on this blog its always negative about BMW. this blog is for those who love the bavarian giant. if u hv nothing to say constructive or beneficial then just scrape the hell out. no one cares for ur opinion sheesh.

    • viper

      you s.b.o.

      • Ankitchandaria

        what do you mean?

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  • Sajan

    I appreciate bangle for his confidence and flair in his designs, but after seeing all these new BMW’s that have flourished over the past couple of years, looking back at the CEB designs really makes you realize that BMW could’ve done better.
    One thing that always makes me think is that if the e60 looked that aggressive in real life, what must the initial design sketches look like? I’d love to see them one day

  • plaxico

    Alfa 2uettottanta rip off….

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  • Tuoyo

    Nice but doubt we will ever see a BMW that looks like this. If this ever comes out I think the final version will be seriously toned down.

  • Ben

    What’s under the hood?

    Porsche showed the 918 Spyder Hybrid exactly 1 year ago at Geneva with 700 horses and has gotten the go ahead with production since then.

    Audi has its R8, Mercedes has the new Gullwing. So tied of these BMW efficent dynamics / connecteddrive concepts. Just when or ever is BMW going to produce a high performance sportscar?

    • Marios Georgiou

      specs:
      356 horsepower
      top speed: electronically limited to 155 mph (approx. 250 km)
      torque: 590 lb-ft
      0-100 km/h: 4.8 seconds
      consumption: 3.76 litres/100 km

      This is fair enough for me for a sports car. Go buy an R8 or a spyder if you want more.
      Oh, and as for your question, whats under the hood, visit
      http://www.bmw.com/com/en/insights/technology/efficient_dynamics/phase_2/bmwvision/introduction.html, and play the technology animation. You will get stunned by the technology that this car uses

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  • AKSHAT

    FROM BACK THE UPPER SIDE LOOKS LIKE BUGATTI VERYON 16.4.
    THATS PRETTY COOL.

  • viper

    will this concept be launched sometime? i need to know

  • StraightSix

    I like what the overall car represents and stands for, but design is just wrong, I mean those gigantic kidney grills and those doors are just for decoration I guess. Good thing it is only a concept. Not to be disrespectful to BMW, but for instance Saab PhoeniX Concept is far more appealing. That’s my humble opinion.

  • FreudeKing

    All of your comments are pure fantasy ans speculation, mine are 100% perfection and are crafted from the finest mahogany.

    • AKSHAT

      YOUR RIGHT

  • AKSHAT

    YOU ARE RIGHT

    • AKSHAT

      NOT YOU FREUDEKING IAM TALKING ABOUT ME

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