How the Vision Concept will Influence the Future of BMW Models

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We have received some information from a highly reliable source. This information explains how the Vision Efficient Dynamics Concept relates to future offerings from BMW. This information provides an inside look to what we can expect for the foreseeable future and how BMW will bring new technologies and designs to market well ahead of earlier estimates.

With Vision Efficient Dynamics BMW is giving an insight into not just a particular model but showing that 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 CoupeSedan , SAV or even a Roadster , it should’nt be limited to one model.

The future of BMW technology is being presented in this single vehicle to showcase what will filter across the whole BMW portfolio. These features will not remain exclusive to one particular image enhancing model (halo vehicle). The design of this concept is very much an introduction to a new level of progressive design that will be inherited in future BMW models. This design language will show the design trends progressing and being adventurous with traditional and new design elements.

The three cylinder turbo diesel featured here in the VED is in very fact a reality coming to the F20 BMW 1er. Three cylinder engines in both Petrol and Diesel, both turbo charged of course will be in the F20.The Active Hybrid 1 will be something similar with again a three cylinder turbo diesel connected to an electric motor. This Active Hybrid will be available a few months after the initial debut of the F20.

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

The shape of the hood 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. 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, use of space and of the console that seperates the driver and the three passengers. If you look down from above , especially the rear deck where it splits and imagine that as completely joined you will get an impression again of the Z2. It will have a typical BMW Z4 Coupe like rear window. The wheels are 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 . BMW will offer the aerodynamic wheels as an optional choice.

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

Information sent to us from several sources (notably Scott 26) helped in this article.

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  • RJ

    Michael….very interesting story….but does it mean that we will NOT see the debut of the Z2 concept in Frankfurt?

  • The Z2 looks to not be making it to Frankfurt with all focus going to this VED concept and the MINI twins. There may be some shifting of car debuts; the MINI Countryman was to debut in Frankfurt as well, but has been bumped.

    The Z2 may debut alongside an SAV at Detroit, you know politics of showing SAVs now-a-days.

    As we hear more we will let you know.

    -M

  • Tom

    What exclusive info? This stuff is 4 days old and the entire news post was plagiarized from Scott’s post. Yes, paraphrasing without giving credit is plagiarizing.

    http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?p=5780758#post5780758

    But this post will be censored anyway.

  • @Tom: I can’t speak for Michael (who wrote this) but I believe info in this article was sent to us a couple of days ago by a long-standing source… likely the same that wrote the comment on e90post.com. I hope that clears things up. We can’t always name all sources but I did just add something to the end of the article to reference what I believe our main source was. I agree we should never be shady when it comes who wrote what so I hope it’s more transparent. However Michael can speak to more of this than I can on this specific article.

  • Anderson

    Not so exclusive fellas. It was posted all over BMW forums for days now. But nice change in the title all of a sudden and for a change, pls give credit to the forums where the info was posted.

    Not cool to make up stories. And the story with the secret source doesn’t stand

  • Anderson

    Don’t worry Tom. Mine was also. No freedom of speach here. All we wanted was to keep them honest. Funny how some blogs can’t take the heat. They’re not the only one.

  • Anderson

    I take my last comment back. I was wrong. But as I said earlier, we’re just trying to keep you honest.

  • Thanks for the write-up Michael. I was really wondering how it would relay to future models down the line up. Honestly, I wasn’t expecting this vehicle to come out as a whole. Not for a while, at least.

  • This information was sent to us several days ago. I had no knowledge of the E90Post.com info or anything of the like, I was at the ALMS race with the BMW Rahal Letterman Racing team and without an iPhone charger so I was disconnected from the world as it were. I have been editing images and video while also sorting through spam and comments since returning Tuesday. I discovered the info late last night (in our inbox) and put it up for this AM. At that time there was no indication that the information was featured elsewhere, so I believed it to be an exclusive (as has happened in the past).

    For those that say they are trying to keep us “honest”; give me a break. You have no idea what goes on behind the scenes here and what information we sit on…. we are not a bunch of hacks that post other peoples stuff; I give credit where credit is deserved. We sit on stuff for months or ever (as I have a photos and a few other things in my collection that I will not release so there is not an international incident) that we hold back until it makes sense to reveal or we are given the ok by our sources. We take pride in our fact based reporting and that is not going to change. The title was changed when we learned it was not an exclusive- that is honest enough.

    I have no further comment on this and hope you all drop it, we do not sensor, we respect your opinion but please do not jump to conclusions. I have already discussed this with Jason and he is aware that we do have different sources.

    To all you following Scott- don’t be surprised if he disappears or takes on another identity as BMW AG is on the prowl- the multiple personalities are being tracked and they are setting up something. There is no such program as “Creative Marketing” and the info released is in violation of NDAs- in other words it is a leak they are looking to plug and make an example of…

  • JonPD

    Still can’t get enough of this car. Between the diesel/hybrid combo and lightweight build I am in love!

    I know this will never be more than concept. However I can say I would sell every car, and possibly a kidney to bring this car home. Little enough I can say about the external design but pure art in automotive design. Would not change a iota of this design. Lust-worthy, hopping they bring it to LA (though they should hire armed guards to stop me from attempting to sneak it out lol).