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Friday, January 29, 2010

2013 BMW Vision EfficientDynamics Is a Go

The BMW Vision EfficientDynamics plug-in hybrid 2+2 concept car rolled out in September at the 2009 Frankfurt Auto Show is earmarked for production.

Reaction to the 356-horsepower and 590 pound-feet of torque plug-in electric series hybrid with dedicated lighter-weight three-cylinder diesel range-extending engine mounted amidships has been off the charts.

Sources say that total volume is being debated, but that it will fall between 5,000 and 10,000 units. The prototype's powertrain and basic sub-3,000-pound assembly will remain intact, but, says the source, "there will be less of the synthetic glass and more solid structure added to the final design." g to migrate toward being a sort of sleek Toyota Prius? Let's hope not.

The BMW future product engineers are also tinkering nonstop with the hybrid drive system in order to make the Vision EfficientDynamics more powerful. It should be even quicker than the previously quoted 4.8 seconds to 62 mph.

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