FRANKFURT SHOW: BMW reveals hybrid supercar
11 September 2009
BMW will reveal this 75mpg, 356PS sports car concept called Vision Efficient Dynamics at the Frankfurt motor show next week.
The BMW Vision ED is diesel-electric hybrid four seater with emissions of just 99g/km, yet a similar performance to the BMW M3 which has a 0-62mph time of 4.6 seconds.
Power to the BMW technology showcase is provided by a three-cylinder 1.5-litre diesel producing 163PS plus two electric motors. The twin electric motors (one on each axle) provide the rest of the power.
The plug-in hybrid BMW Vision ED can run in full electric mode for 31 miles or has a combined range of 431 miles. The charge time from a conventional domestic supply is 2.5 hours. However, the diesel engine can be also used to charge the car's batteries.
The BMW Vision concept car is similar in length to a BMW 3-series, but has only four seats and a small 150-litre boot.
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