There has to be a reason BMW created the Vision EfficientDynamics Concept the way they did other than to show some fuel-saving technologie… right? According to AutoExpress, the new concept by BMW hints at a future BMW M1 that could see the light of day by 2012.
The publication says that the M1 would feature a high-performance hybrid powertrain similar to the one found in the Vision EfficientDynamics, showing that BMW is concerned with plants and trees rather than just downright performance.
Like the Vision EfficientDynamics, the M1 would be powered by a 163-hp 1.5L 3-cylinder and two electric-motors producing a total of 356-hp and 590 lb-ft of torque. Mated to a dual-clutch gearbox, the M1 should go from 0 to 60 mph in less than 5 seconds with a top speed governed at 155 mph. Of course it would have class-leading fuel-economy and all that.
We’re going to take this one with a grain of salt.
BMW Vision EfficientDynamics Concept:
– By: Omar Rana
Source: Inside Line