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BMW Concept Gran Coupe

04/23/2010 at 7:45 AM
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BMW has just revealed the BMW Concept Gran Coupe at the Beijing Auto Show. It’s a stunning, sleek low slung 4-door sports coupe ready to take on the likes of the Mercedes CLS, Porsche Panamera and upcoming Audi A7. The Gran Coupe concept will debut at the 2010 Paris autoshow. Full details and photos inside!

Official BMW New Vehicle Press Release
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BMW has announced that its all-electric “Megacity Vehicle” line will launc in 2013. This line of vehicles was designed from the ground up to be fully electric vehicles and will be significantly lighter than conventional cars with heavy use of carbon fiber. It will be a zero-emission urban car for the world’s metropolitan regions. It is currently being developed as part of project i and will be available from 2013 under a sub-brand of BMW.

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Remember these spyshots? Looks like the photos were of a FWD hydrogen hybrid 1-series test car afterall, according to autoblog.nl. The 1-series hydrogen hybrid concept is powered by a 120hp 4 cylinder gas engine, hydrogen fuel, cell, electric motor, FWD and RWD!. The car operates on FWD on longer trips and RWD on shorter trips (RWD powered by electric motor). The fuel cell converts hydrogen and oxygen into electricity, which recharges the batteries. The energy generated from braking will … CONTINUED

BMW Spyshot
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March 25, 2010

25 Years of BMW (Forschung und) Technik GmbH

Innovative force entails future capability. The BMW Group owes its status as the worlds most successful manufacturer of premium automobiles to an outstanding development concept in all areas relevant to driving pleasure, sustainability and safety. The principles of this pre-eminence have been forged over the last quarter of a century in BMW (Forschung und) Technik GmbH. The researchers operating within the framework of this think tank develop technologies and … CONTINUED

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The latest spot in the BMW JOY commercial campaign is titled BMW Physics Lesson. The ad features a young school boy who teaches the viewer about BMW’s EfficientDynamics concept. The ad also represents a continuation of the BMW vs. Audi commercial battle. See the ad spot inside.

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Here are all the official details, videos and wallpapers related to the newly released Concept ActiveHybrid 5-series. This is still a concept car in name, but expect a production model to follow suit

Official BMW New Vehicle Press Release
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Here are the first official photos of the F10 5-series hybrid which will be making its world debut at the 2010 Geneva Motor Show in just a few days! Photos courtesy of Auto Motor und Sport.

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With all this recent buzz around the introduction of the new M1 (based off the 1-series) and the new M5, it’s interesting to revisit what would have been one of the most unique M-cars ever — the stillborn BMW M8. While the M8 never made it to production, the 850CSi was massaged by the hands of the M-division.

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As part of BMW’s “JOY” marketing campaign, a 60-second “Tunnel” spot featuring the BMW Vision EfficientDynamics Concept Vehicle (said to be headed for eventual production) will debut tomorrow (Feb. 15) on network TV. See inside to view the commercial in advance of the TV network debut!

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Insideline claims that a senior BMW authority in Munich has confirmed that the BMW Vision EfficientDynamics hybrid concept car is headed for production! Volume is expected to be between 5,000 and 10,000 units and the powertrain (356hp / 590lb-ft tq) and the less than 3,000 pound weight will be retrained. More details inside.

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BMW Concept ActiveE

BMWs vision for the future of the megacity vehicle, dubbed Project-i (Isetta?) comes in the form of this 1-series coupe modified to run on electricity.

For the next major autoshow on schedule, the International Autoshow at Detroit, BMW will bring this car to follow-up the VisionED concept car.

BMW maintains its goals of combining the green energy push with its own motto of "sheer driving pleasure" or "joy". They have aimed to make … CONTINUED

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The BMW Vision EfficientDynamics hybrid sports car concept was unveiled to the public for the first time at a BMW hosted preview event at the Frankfurt IAA. CEO Dr. Norbert Reithofer took part in the uncovering and had some words to say as well…

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BMW continues on their online media blitz for the BMW EfficientDynamics Vision car with part 2 of their series behind the building of the car. And without a doubt these videos are really good as they give us not only better insights into the car itself, but the general building blocks of what goes into building a concept car. Its really a set of videos I’ve enjoyed watching so far.

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Here are BMW insider details on ways the Vision EfficientDynamics Concept car will impact the design and technology of future BMW production cars.

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Someone spotted the Vision EfficientDynamics Concept at BMW Welt in Munich, Germany. Seems that its being videotaped for something new.

Pics are from Car and Driver

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Here it is! The first official photos, wallpapers, videos and press release of the BMW Vision EfficientDynamics Concept Car.

Offering a full-hybrid concept, the BMW Vision EfficientDynamics concept car is powered by a three-cylinder turbodiesel and two electric motors. Overall system output is 262 kW/356 hp, maximum torque 800 Newton-metres/590 lb-ft. All-wheel drive featuring an electric motor on both the front and rear axle.

As a plug-in hybrid, BMW Vision EfficientDynamics is able to cover the entire fuel consumption drive cycle under electric power alone. Taking … CONTINUED

Official BMW New Vehicle Press Release
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Ahead of tomorrow’s potential reveal (or further teaser) of the Vision EfficientDynamics Sports Car Concept on BMW’s site, here is the first revealed design sketch!

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New info indicates that this concept will feature 2+2 seating, 3-cylinder engine + 2 electric motors, about 350hp, and will have M3-like performance.