Earlier this year AutoCar revealed that BMW was working on supercar that will showcase the company’s EfficientDynamics fuel-saving technologies. The car, which is known as the Z10 ED, is going into production and will be turned into a front-engined, rear-wheel-drive, £80,000 Audi R8 rival. We’re guessing you don’t believe us just it.
Rumor has it that the car will carry a turbocharged direct-injected inline-6 that will make around 400-hp and will be mated a 7-speed dual-clutch gearbox. EfficientDynamics’ technologies such as start/stop and a regeneration braking system, should increase fuel-efficiency by 15 percent.
AutoCar recently sat down with Adrian van Hooydonk, who recently took over as head of design of BMW Group. So if any of you thought that the Z10 ED was just a rumor, words from an official BMW executive should prove that this car is no joke.
“It would be good for BMW and show what we are capable of,” van Hooydonk. told AutoCar. “The Z10 is the answer to the very interesting question “˜what if we designed a car for the future?” The key to the BMW brand is that we must deliver an exciting dynamic experience in the future. That is the cornerstone of BMW, definitely.”
No details on when the Z10 ED will be available but sources say the car will be built in very limited numbers – so you can expect it to be very pricey.
Note: Pictured above is the BMW M-Zero Concept by Mael Oberkamph.
– By: Kap Shah