Automobile giant BMW revealed its new greenest concept coupe car for 2009 Frankfurt auto show. After the non-ending rumors, the company announced car’s features officially. The Vision EfficientDynamics concept is a coupe sports car in BMW style with M-Car performance level containing a three-cylinder diesel plug-in hybrid powertrain.
BMW Vision EfficientDynamics concept is a greener, lighter, more efficient, more dramatically styled BMW coupes of the future. This car also come up with a direct-injection, 1.5-liter, 163-hp, three-cylinder turbodiesel, two electric motors (one per axle), a set of lithium-ion batteries, and a software controller that modulates and marries both powertrains to a combined total of 356 horsepower and 590 pound-feet of torque.
Because it’s also a plug-in hybrid, the controversial CO2 emissions could be halved to 50 grams per kilometer, if the Vision EfficientDynamics were juiced up with electricity and driven on battery power alone. It’s Driving range could pass 400 miles with fuel or 31 miles on electricity alone.
The Vision EfficientDynamics concept also noted in its extremely aerodynamic design. A low front end and active louvers cool the drivetrain when needed, and close to improve airflow when unnecessary. The racing-inspired details continue with well-managed airflow–so tightly tuned, the EfficientDynamics concept generates a coefficient of drag of 0.22, while today’s best production cars sit at 0.24.
Sophisticated software underpins virtually every system of the EfficientDynamics concept. That software takes constant readings from the car’s systems and interprets the data to enable more efficient operation. An example: the navigation system’s traffic data can cue the drivetrain to shut down the concept’s cooling fans to prepare it for more efficient highway operation. Even the air conditioning and electric power-steering sensitivity are constantly tweaked in this way for optimum performance. Take a look at the video below,
BMW Vision EfficientDynamics Teaser