View Full Version : BMW's new Efficient Dynamics concept... Or as I see it...

05-11-10, 22:31
... An Ecstasy user's dream car :p.

It does looks cool though... In a way:

BMW lightweight hybrid concept promises M3 performance with Mini emissions. Oh, and the future of flame surfacing.

Source: http://www.topgear.com/uk/car-news/bmw-vision-efficient-dynamics-concept-2009-09-01


If you wondered how the next generation of BMWs would look, following styling guru Chris Bangle’s departure earlier this year, here’s your first hint.

This is the BMW Vision EfficientDynamics concept, a plug-in turbodiesel hybrid set to debut in Frankfurt in a couple of weeks time. It serves as both a preview of future BMW styling, but also a showcase for BMW’s lightweight and hybrid technologies.

BMW says the VED (we’re not writing that clunky long name again, sorry) will manage M3 performance with Mini levels of fuel economy. It has roughly the same dimensions as a 3-Series coupe, but with a considerably swoopier roofline.

It’s light, too. The VED weighs in at just under 1400kg – not bad for a 2+2 coupe with massive butterfly doors.

The VED is powered by a 1.5-litre three-cylinder turbodiesel – essentially half of the unit in a 330d – developing 163bhp and 214lb ft of torque. This engine is expected to debut in the 1-Series in a couple of years’ time before making its way into the bigger 3-Series.

But there’s more. A pair of electric motors drive the front and rear wheels independently, the front motor returning 34bhp and 214lb ft of torque, with the rear motor managing 80bhp and 162lb ft of torque. That means the VED is capable of an overall output of 356bhp and a massive 590lb ft of twist.

That’s good for a 0-62mph time of 4.8 seconds – right on M3 money – while returning 75mpg and just under 100g/km of CO2. Impressive numbers.

05-11-10, 22:35
Its...futuristic. And weirdly, I quite like it :vlol: It wouldn't suit where I live though -- I'd totally look out of place if I drove this, and if I had enough money.

It surprisingly has more glass than my car :vlol: And I thought mine was like driving a bubble!

05-11-10, 22:36
http://img547.imageshack.us/img547/5720/rockw.gif (http://img547.imageshack.us/i/rockw.gif/)

It looks fantastic and exhibitionist!!

05-11-10, 22:36
It's hot and future-y.

05-11-10, 22:42
Isn’t that rather old news? This was presented at least year’s IAA already, after all. I think it kind of sucked that they never let it drive, even though BMW had actually built a sort of racetrack through an entire exhibition hall to show off their cars.

Anyway, the car sure looks hot and the performance numbers are extremely impressive, but the question is how well this will actually do in practice.

05-11-10, 22:45
Isn’t that rather old news?

It is but Top Gear is currently doing a feature long presentation on it so I decided to see what the average car buyer's opinion on the model is :p. The concept behind the car is good but the design itself needs a bit more tweaking.

05-11-10, 22:50
Actually, I think this is the best looking BMW in a long time.

Pictures copyright me

The problem I have with BMW in general is that this company has by far the highest ratio of assholes to normal drivers of any brand I know (although Mercedes is quite high as well).

05-11-10, 22:50
Interesting. I like it, but I'd never want one :p It's cool, but just not me.

Sir Croft
05-11-10, 22:51
It's awesome!

Legend 4ever
05-11-10, 22:58
If it were all black, I'd love it.

05-11-10, 23:26
I have a car with lots of glass and I must say is absolutely amazing, comfortable and enjoyable.
Now, when I get on a traditional-looking car, looks like I'm in a cave.

I feel this sensation in a tradicional car--> :pi:
And this--->:cln: in a "glass car"

05-11-10, 23:41
Me wants one. ... who's gonna buy it for me?

06-11-10, 00:02
You want a real car?

1965 Shelby Cobra 427 S/C
When they make things like this again, I will be in heaven.

06-11-10, 03:07
Aw, BMW is probably my favourite car manufacturer, but I find that ugly. :(