It isn’t a surprise that the BMW EfficientDynamics was chosen for the forthcoming Mission Impossible movie as its stellar futuristic looks and sportcar performance are exactly suited to the high adrenaline pace that the movie franchise has built over the years. However this car is more than just a movie gimic, it is a testament to BMW’s vision on making cars that are a pleasure to drive yet extremely efficient.
The BMW Vision EfficentDynamics is a road ready four seater that is capable of accelerating from 0-100km/h in just 4.8 seconds. What is ground breaking however is the fact that this car is powered by a three cylinder turbo diesel engine mated an advanced hybrid synchronous motor at the front axle and a full hybrid engine at the rear axle which churns out 328 horse power yet return a fuel efficiency figure of 26.5 kilometers per litre. CO2 emissions are restricted to just 99 grams per kilometer, which is far superior to any conventional hybrid car seen today. No doubt this car is standing testament to its name for it promises to be both efficient and rather dynamic!
The car has been built to be extremely lightweight. In fact BMW claims to have incorporated just about every element they can think of in terms of gaining on overall efficiencies to make this car the ultimate in terms of dynamic driving pleasure as well as super efficient. The energy management system includes Brake Energy Regeneration, and the car can run on a combination of its three engines. In electrical mode the car is capable of offering zero emissions and a range of 50 kilometers, however in full hybrid mode with the diesel engine running, the car is capable of covering over 700 kilometers on a 24 litre tank of diesel.
When will this car become a production reality hasn’t been announced, however BMW hasn’t shot down the idea just yet. What is great however is that elements of this car can be found in BMW cars sold out of showrooms today, such as the Brake Energy Regeneration system, or the electronic powersteering system. BMW has taken elements and incorporated them throughout their product range, which can only get better with time. The Vision Efficient Dynamics is the future, and we are lucky to have seen it first hand here in India.