BMW puts $200,000 price tag on the BMW Vision Efficient Dynamics production car

For all the things BMW has done to showcase their Vision Efficient Dynamics vehicle, there are still a lot of questions surrounding it, especially when it comes to details on the production version.

For one, we still don’t have an official name for it. Rumors have floated around saying that it’s going to be called the “Project i Coupe ,” but no official announcement has been made. By the same token, despite the plethora of teaser photos, videos, and renderings done on the car, we’ve barely scratched the surface on knowing exactly what the car is going to look like. So while we’re excited about the production version of the VED, we’d appreciate it if BMW answered at least some of our questions.

Thankfully, BMW has finally relented, and though it still didn’t budge on giving the official look and the name of the car, it did give us an idea of how much it’s going to cost.

In an interview with Inside Line, BMW’s sales chief Ian Robertson estimated that the forthcoming BMW supercar will be priced at "less than £150,000 ($240,000)," which should come at somewhere around $200,000. That’s definitely good news for those who prefer this car over its direct competitor, the Mercedes-Benz SLS E-Cell , which is rumored to come with a $250,000 price tag when it goes on sale in 2012.

Source: Inside Line

16 comments:

i want to read the full details of this car before i could actually comment further.$200,000 is not a joke at all. And i think the concept Vision Efficient Dynamics is not suitable for this car because its not efficient at all!

The reason why they didn’t use the M1 name for the 1 Series M is because it’s obviously not the reincarnation of the original M1 supercar and did not want it to be perceived as such.

wow a surprising amount of ignorance here. it’s certainly not ugly. the only problem with it is that BMW is evil and don’t really want to make a great car. they want to stick with old heavy primitive combustion engine based cars.

The arrangement of the hybrid powertrain allows the diesel engine to drive the rear wheels directly or with assistance from a rear-axle electric motor through a six-speed gearbox , and all three systems can work in tandem for maximum performance.

In fairness, the price tag is relatively justified given the car’s multitude of technology, such as its carbon-fiber construction, plug-in hybrid performance and active aerodynamics.

A temporary boost feature meant that for 30 seconds it could produce 112 horsepower or as much as 139 horsepower for just 10 seconds.

The concept version packed a three-cylinder turbo diesel with a hybrid synchronous motor at the front axle and a full-hybrid engine at the rear axle, which enables an overall system output of 328 horsepower.

I love the looks of this car so much, so much dynamic tension in the design and sculpting. It’s really beautiful. The fact that it gets excellent mileage is also good, and portends improvements trickling down the BMW range over time. This really is the first BMW for the new century.

Funny how I have the exact opposite impression. The new 5-series looks handsome, so does the new 6-series. X3 improved a lot. But this thing....man I think it looks repulsive. To each his own I guess.

wow it almost reach the price of Chevy Volt. but I hope leno would have this car also.

same here, i would rather choose both car than buying this untested and new car.. i bet the maintenance is quite high in price.

well bette to buy a Nissan GT-R and save all the remaining money or set my GT-R up. as of now... buying it would be a suicide. there are no words about the performance and reliability yet.

The model, which may come to be called the i100 or the i1, has a range of 50 km (31 miles) on electric power alone and a total range of 700 km (434 miles) with the 24 liter tank feeding the diesel unit.

I see no info on the engine, power, economy, range, nothing.

That blue on that car makes it look like a toy, and in the end it will be some rich boy toy...

Definitely not a car for any road! I assume they moved that one in the forrest using an helicopter for the photo shoot.

Also I see no pollution figures for this Efficient Dynamics BMW.

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