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01/30/2010    1:00 PM

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.

08/29/2009    5:23 PM

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 the sources of energy used for generating the electric power consumed into account (EU electricity mix), this reduces the CO2 emission rating to just 50 grams per kilometre.

08/29/2009    10:50 AM

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.