A piggy-bank on wheels
BMW will present a hybrid sports car at the forthcoming IAA in Frankfurt. It's known as a 'Vision Efficient Dynamics Concept Vehicle' and is a super-thrifty sports car. The futuristically styled 2+2 is crammed with fuel-saving technology and is said to do a whopping 74 miles to the gallon. At the heart of the BMW sits a hybrid power plant with two electric motors, combined with a 1.5 litre three cylinder diesel unit. The eco-racer puts down 356 hp and does 0-62 mph in only 4.8 seconds. Its top speed is electronically regulated to 155 mph.
Formula 1 fans have been well acquainted with the term 'Efficient Dynamics' for quite a while – as black letters on a white background on engine covers. After the recent announcement to withdraw from Formula 1, BMW will now invest more money in ground-breaking technologies for its production vehicles. (Photos: BMW Group)