Earlier this year, reports of a new BMW fuel-efficient supercar started making their way around the internet. It was reported that the supercar will incorporate all of BMW’s EfficientDynamics fuel-saving technologies including start/stop technology and a regeneration braking system that would increase fuel-efficiency by 15 percent.
According to Autotelegraaf, the car will make its concept debut at September’s 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show. As reported earlier this morning, BMW will not longer participate in Formula One after the end of this season.
“Resources freed up as a result are to be dedicated to the development of new drive technologies and projects in the field of sustainability,” BMW said in a statement.
Insiders have previously said that the car, internally known as the Z10 ED, will be a “puristic two-seater that draws on all the latest BMW technology and lightweight build processes.” A source close to the project says that the new car will be influenced by the M1 Hommage concept.
Sounds like a Mercedes-Benz SLS Gullwing competitor to us.
BMW M1 Hommage Concept :
– By: Stephen Calogera