BMW previews hybrid sportscar

Automotive Design 11 Nov 2010
BMW previews hybrid sportscar

BMW has announced that it will produce a 2+2 sportscar powered by an innovative plug-in hybrid system and based on the BMW Vision EfficientDynamics concept car presented at Frankfurt in 2009.


At the Leipzig trade fair centre BMW is presenting a road-ready technology showcase vehicle based on the BMW Vision EfficientDynamics concept.

BMW Vision EfficientDynamics New Prototype BMW Vision EfficientDynamics New Prototype

The ActiveHybrid powertrain features a 3-cylinder turbo diesel engine coupled with a hybrid synchronous motor at the front axle and a full-hybrid engine at the rear axle, for a total output of 241 kW/328 bhp.

The main performances are a 0-100 km/h sprint in 4.8 seconds, average fuel consumption in the EU test cycle of 3.76 l/100 kilometers and a CO2 emission rating of 99 g/km.

BMW Vision EfficientDynamics Prototype BMW Vision EfficientDynamics Prototype

The BMW Group is undertaking extensive field tests in regular traffic, with the MINI E and -soon – the BMW ActiveE.

The first purely electrically powered model – called Megacity Vehicle – will be produced at the Leipzig plant from 2013.

(Source: BMW)

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