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2009 BMW Vision EfficientDynamics Concept - Click above for high-res image gallery
A production sports car based on last year's BMW Vision EfficientDynamics
concept will reportedly debut at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show
and come to market by 2013. According to Germany's AutoBild
, the car which they refer to as the I100 (as part of BMW's
project I which is also spawning the MegaCity EV) will be powered by a hybrid powertrain much like the one in the concept.
A 1.5-liter three-cylinder engine (possibly a diesel) paired with an electric motor based on the architecture of BMW's mild hybrid 7 Series
would drive the rear wheels, while a second motor would drive the front wheels. A lithium ion battery pack is earmarked to provide electrical energy storage, although it's not clear if the plug-in capability of the concept would be retained.
According to Autobild, it's also possible that we'll see an M variant of this car using the 450 horsepower twin-turbo inline-six from the next generation M3
along with set of supercapacitors instead of a lithium battery pack.
Gallery: BMW Vision EfficientDynamics Concept
]Rumormill: Production BMW Efficient Dynamics sports car in 2013, M version too!
originally appeared on Autoblog
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