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Post Vision EfficientDynamics Concept: a preview of future BMW models

Putting together some BMW developmental information from Bimmerpost member (and BMW insider) SCOTT26, we are given some information and clues with respect to how the Vision EfficientDynamics Concept car's technologies and design will impact future BMW production models.

To quote Scott:

Purpose for Vision Efficient Dynamics Concept

With Vision Efficient Dynamics we are giving an insight into not just a particular model but we will go to great lengths to show the concept is the future of BMW. Everything you see here is not going to be exclusive to one car and it is not an interpretation of one car. Customers should benefit from the latest sustainable technology in whatever BMW they choose be it a Coupe, Sedan, SAV or even a Roadster, it shouldn't be limited to one model.

The technology is presented in a showcase that will filter across the whole BMW portfolio it will not remain exclusive to one particular image enhancing model. The design is very much an indication to a new level of progressive design that will be inherited in future models that will show our design trends progressing and being adventurous with traditional and new design elements.

Three Cylinder Turbo Diesel

The three cylinder turbo diesel is in very fact a reality coming to the F20 BMW 1er , Three Cylinder in both Petrol and Diesel , Turbo charged of course. But our playing card for the Active Hybrid 1 will be something similar again three cylinder turbo diesel connected to an electric motor. And available a few months after the initial debut of the F20. That is how far BMW are ahead.

Design Language

As for other areas? Well the design is a hybrid of what is coming in future design trends for BMW. For instance the front of the car is highly reminiscient of the next generation 6er although with conventional shaped light units but the grille is almost identical , wide and stretching across the car.

The shape of the bonnet which is raised over the front wheel arches will be seen in the Z2 Roadster and Coupe as will a shape similar to the rear light unit of the VED. Concept although the lights will not be razor thin but more proportionate to the compactness of the car. And although they will not sit on the rear deck like the Concept they are pushed into the body work as if it was made of butter.

The shape itself if you shrink it down is highly identical to the previous unseen Z technik concept which is the predecessor to the Z2 Coupe. The interior and door cappings are conceptized from the 6er and the four up seating gives a clue to the 6er GT in terms of layout and space and that console that seperates the driver and the three passengers. If you look down from above , especially the rear deck where it splits if you imagine that as complete joined you will get an impression again of the Z2 it will have a typical BMW Z4 Coupe like rear window . The wheels although covered to assist with aerodynamics , if you remove the black covers you see a real sporty wheel for the next 6er it's a bit like a shuriken (throwing star for non-ninja members) But we will offer the aerodynamic wheels as an optional choice.

Hi-tech Materials

The technology and materials are not far off away. Closer than you think.
M Division will be the first to use aluminium chassis as well to really bring the weight down on our more core M models and of course our future "Compact" models as well as more emphasis on carbon fibre body panels.

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