BMW Z Vision Concept – Z10 ED- Eco performance car

Rumors | January 29th, 2009 by 8
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BMW Z Vision – a concept that we mentioned the first time back in December. The BMW Z Vision Concept or Z10 as Autocar names it, is a two-seat roadster with smaller proportions, but more modern or current styling of the Z8.

It is based on a compact -1 Series – platform, and it’s a showcase for Efficient Dynamics with an eDrive badge. As far as design, we learned in December that the headlights are positioned on the corner of each front wings with a wide twin-kidney grille similar to the CS Concept, but not as wide.

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It doesn’t have a windscreen, but a speedster style screen and a twin “individual cabin layout where the aluminum metal skin actually joins on to the dashboard separating the driver from the passenger.

But today, Scott from GCZ, a BMW insider, says that BMW has not decided yet on whether the Z-Vision concept would be built as a supercar, a flagship above the new 7 Series or as an affordable high performance sportscar above the 1 Series.

Autocar gives some different information and they talk about the Z-Vision concept as being the next Z10. They believe that the BMW Z10 ED will be built in limited numbers and sold for around £80,000.

According to them, BMW is exploring integrated door frames and sill panels for the Z10 and the engines said to be under consideration for the green supercar is a new high-pressure turbocharged direct-injection straight six outputting 400 hp and use the seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox.

An an EfficientDynamics model, the Z Vision Concept or Z10, will feature technologies like stop-start, an integrated starter/generator and brake energy regeneration system modified to store energy in a lithium-ion battery. Talk about a BMW hybrid supercar…

The concept will be introduced by BMW either at the Frankfurt Show or a bit later in Tokyo.

[Source: Autocar ]