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Concept: Deep Orange 4 based on BMW X3

Interesting | August 5th, 2014 by 1
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BMW Manufacturing Co and CU-ICARs Department of Automotive Engineering teamed up to create a 2 in 1 product for a niche market. Deep Orange 4 …

BMW Manufacturing Co and CU-ICARs Department of Automotive Engineering teamed up to create a 2 in 1 product for a niche market. Deep Orange 4 is a sporty car with a unique ability to carry cargo.

The concept is based off the BMW X3 and features a coupe-like roofline and a tailgate with a power retractable glass rear window. Furthermore, for easy access to the cargo, the Deep Orange 4 comes with a split opening tailgate.

BMW urged the student team to create a low-cost manufacturing plan to produce up to 5,000 of the vehicles, and to bring the hypothetical model derivation in at no more than $8,000 above the current X3 sticker price.

Concept: Deep Orange 4 based on BMW X3

The grad students devised a factory plan that would cost BMW only about $10.2 million in assembly line and process alterations to build the concept. They also proposed a low-cost method of altering the existing X3’s roof line and body shape by using 3-D printing of structural materials.

Concept: Deep Orange 4 based on BMW X3

Here is a video of Deep Orange 4:

  • jason bourne

    Another frozen paint aberration… I’d call it Puke Brown.

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