Out of all the recent concepts to arrive from BMW, the Vision EfficientDynamics one it showed off at the Frankfurt Motor Show was definitely the most impressive, shocking people with an aggressive sportscar design coupled with a hybrid powertrain setup.
Needless to say it light up a huge rumor fire, but the company has yet to reveal anything concrete about the concept going into production. Luckily though, InsideLine managed to find out some big details from one of its respected sources, according to which the Vision EfficientDynamics will enter production as soon as 2013.
The model will be a limited edition one, but there will be plenty to go around, as BMW is thinking of building somewhere between 5,000 and 10,000 of such hybrids, which will use a diesel engine mounted in the middle and two electric motors to develop, at least in the concept, 356 HP and 590 lb-ft of torque. Combine that with the goal of making the production model weigh less than 3,000 pounds, and you’ll be getting one heck of a sportscar.
Also, according to the same source, it seems that while the aggressive design will be tamed down a bit, fans mustn’t worry, as it will look the part. Last but not least, it seems that the name will be changed, in order to reflect something with a bit more attitude.
Overall, this is great news for BMW fans which have been salivating over the Vision EfficientDynamics for quite some time.