According to a senior BMW authority out of Munich, the BMW Vision EfficientDynamics plug-in hybrid 2+2 concept is headed for production – no ifs, ands or buts. Unsurprisingly, reaction to the concept has been off the charts at its auto show debuts around the world.
An executive source told Inside Line that BMW is debating how many units it will build, but the number should fall between 5,000 and 10,000 units.
Power for the BMW Vision EfficientDynamics comes from a 163-hp 1.5L 3-cylinder turbo-diesel engine and two electric-motors. That allows for a total of 356-hp and a peak torque of 590 lb-ft. Apparently, BMW engineers are fondling with the hybrid drive system in order to make the Vision EfficientDynamics more thrilling to drive. The final product should be quicker than the previously quoted 0-62 mph time of 4.8 seconds.
Fuel-economy of the concept is estimated at 63 mpg. In EV mode, the BMW Vision EfficientDynamics Concept can drive 31 miles of zero-emissions driving.
BMW Vision EfficientDynamics Concept:
– By: Omar Rana
Source: Inside Line