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BMW Vision EfficientDynamics Concept Unveiled

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2nd September, 2009

BMW has unveiled a high-performance concept study with ActiveHybrid technology visualising the dynamic performance typical of a BMW against the backdrop of future demands in sustained mobility.

The BMW Vision EfficientDynamics Concept Car, which will be shown at the Frankfurt Motor Show, is the future of the Ultimate Driving Machine in harmony with trendsetting efficiency.

The concept is an emotional expression of BMWs desire to retain driving pleasure when it comes to sustainable motoring, says BMW Group Australia managing director, Stavros Yallouridis.

This is a glimpse of the future BMW and it packages all of our Efficient Dynamics technologies into one car to show whats possible.

Some of the components used are already in production, will be introduced soon or are in various stages of development, he says.

The development of the new concept car includes the performance of a BMW M Car and an emotional character combined with the fuel economy and emission management of a modern small car in the premium class.

The result is a unique sports car offering the most consistent rendition of the BMW EfficientDynamics development strategy.

The impressive balance of CO2 emission management and driving pleasure is the result of a revolutionary vehicle concept developed all in one from the ground up, achieving a new level of efficiency combined with a unique driving experience.

The overall result goes far beyond the sum total of the individual features and components in this concept car.

The BMW Vision EfficientDynamics Concept offers an impression of the unique potential of BMW ActiveHybrid technology and the great innovative thrust of BMW EfficientDynamics.


Offering a full-hybrid concept, the BMW Vision EfficientDynamics concept car is powered by a three-cylinder turbo diesel and two electric motors.

Overall system output is 262 kW, maximum torque 800 Newton metres. The car is all-wheel drive, featuring an electric motor on both the front and rear axle.

The anticipated performance is breathtaking, with acceleration from a standstill to 100 km/h in 4.8 seconds and top speed electronically limited to 250 km/h.

Fuel consumption in the EU test cycle is expected at 3.76 litres/100 km. CO2 emissions are 99 grammes per kilometre.

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 grammes per kilometre.

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Electric power is generated without the slightest increase in fuel consumption through a particularly efficient concept of Brake Energy Regeneration.

Energy is stored in 98 lithium polymer cells. The car is able to cover a distance of approximately 50 km in the electric mode alone.

The aerodynamics was developed with know-how from Formula 1. The drag coefficient is optimised to just 0.22. Forward-looking energy management uses the maximum potential available in each case to minimise fuel consumption.


The technology-oriented body design is a clear expression of consistent lightweight technology and aerodynamic quality. Design language is typical BMW, setting clear signals in terms of sporting performance and optimum efficiency.

The 2+2-seater concept combines dynamic performance and supreme efficiency with an enhanced level of all-round function.

BMW Vision EfficientDynamics symbolises BMWs commitment to offer an unprecedented driving experience for up to four occupants.

The car comes with 'gullwing' doors opening up to the side. Innovative, weight-optimised door kinematics makes entering the car at both front and rear convenient and very easy.

The interior of this unique 2+2-seater intentionally demonstrates the very latest in modern technology. At the same time the use of natural materials underlines BMWs strategy of sustainability borne out through this concept car.

The roof and door inserts made of polycarbonate glass automatically become darker as a function of incoming light.


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