BMW Vision EfficientDynamics to be built as the i100 sportscar in 2013, M version likely | Rpmgo.com



Ever since the BMW Vision EfficientDynamics concept last year, rumors about its unavoidable production version have been appearing left and right.

The newest outlet to share its two (euro)cents is Germany’s AutoBild, which says that the Vision concept will become a reality in 2013.

According to the magazine, the concept will be produced as the BMW i100 sportscar, part of the company’s Project i initiative. The regular model is likely to retain the hybrid powertrain of the concept. A 1.5-liter three-cylinder engine, aided by an electric motor, will power the rear wheels, while the front ones will be driven by another electric motor. Power for the motors will be delivered by a pack of lithium ion batteries.

Performance fans will also be taken care of with an M-badged performance version. AutoBild says the M division will combine a 450 HP twin-turbo inline-six cylinder engine, which will be used on the next generation M3, with the electric motors. The lithium ion pack will be replaced by a set of supercapacitors, for extra performance.

Bear in mind that this is just speculation, at the moment. The BMW Vision EfficientDynamics will no doubt be made by the German company, but no official details have been revealed just yet.

Source: AutoBild via Autoblog