BMW unveils Vision EfficientDynamics in Delhi
10 May 2011
BMW has unveiled the Vision EfficientDynamics concept model in Delhi. Our man Kaustubh on ground zero tells us that this study is not translating into a production model anytime soon. It might take about three years for it to do so, but its chances in India are slim.
The concept car was unveiled to a group of select media persons by Mr Praful Patel, Hon’ble Minister of Heavy Industries.
The idea behind the unveiling is to show India the technological prowess and the efficiency-seeking pursuit of BMW. This is the first time BMW is showcasing a concept car in India. Ideas, design language and technology from the ED concept will be prevalent in BMW’s future cars like the next generation 3 Series that is expected to bow in next year.
The diesel-based hybrid concept car combines the company’s M division performance along with the fuel economy characteristics of a small hatchback.
BMW Vision EfficientDynamics is a road ready, four seater concept sports car that combines the performance and emotional character of a BMW M Car with extraordinary fuel economy and emission management. BMW Vision EfficientDynamics with its outstanding fuel efficiency of 26.5 kilometres/litre and an exemplary CO² emission rating of 99 grams/kilometre is far superior to all conventional hybrid cars. It is capable of achieving a top speed of 250 kilometres/hour with acceleration from 0 to 100 km/hr in just 4.8 seconds. The car is powered by ground breaking BMW ActiveHybrid technology and cutting-edge drive systems.