The Vision EfficientDynamics Concept Car is today on show in Ireland for the first time as part of an exclusive event at the all-new Aviva Stadium to discuss the future of green motoring.
BMW claims its Vision EfficientDynamics car accelerates from 0-100km/h in less than five seconds. The group also states that the new plug-in diesel hybrid drive train uses only 3.8 litres of fuel and keeps CO2 emissions to 99g/km.
“The Vision EfficientDynamics Concept embodies everything that BMW EfficientDynamics stands for, it is the proof that sustainable mobility can still mean an enthralling drive," said John Ives, managing director of BMW Ireland.
Felix Baerlin from the BMW design studios in Germany attended the event to explain more about the idea behind the car, and the technological innovations it displays.
“This concept car is the exciting face of EfficientDynamics. What does lightness look like, what does layering feel like, can I touch efficiency? This car is the answer,” said Baerlin.
BMW also unveiled its plans for a new sustainability sub-brand with two new models that will be equipped with electric and hybrid drive systems from 2013.
The BMW i3 electric car is designed for city use and the BMW i8 plug-in hybrid is aimed for those seeking a more powerful vehicle. The BMW i brand comprises vehicles and services developed since 2007 as part of project i.