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    • BMW Vision Efficient Dynamics to come in at $200k

      BMW's hybrid, green "sports car" will reportedly cost around the $200k mark. That is a lot of dough for what is being touted as a supercar. With a hybrid drivetrain and a focus on efficiency, we just don't see this offering the performance a car in the $200k supercar segment should be. Remember, this is a hybrid diesel powertrain with horsepower in the low to mid 300 range. We will not judge it yet and wait for the final product but BMW's sales and marketing director is stating the car will, "redefine how we look at high-performance sports cars." If it doesn't perform like the other $200k offering, chances are we will be looking at other sports cars.



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      1. fundahl's Avatar
        fundahl -
        I thought it was 300HP + the electric motors' horsepower. I just hope it beats Audi's electric supercar, my friend will NOT shut up about that thing......

        He is like Footie's cousin or something.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by SlicktopTTZ Click here to enlarge
        I thought it was 300HP + the electric motors' horsepower. I just hope it beats Audi's electric supercar, my friend will NOT shut up about that thing......

        He is like Footie's cousin or something.
        The specs as I understand them are 328 hp with the electric motors?

        I could care less about the MPG, throw the TT V8 in there and let's get to some serious business.
      1. fundahl's Avatar
        fundahl -
        They are putting the electric motors on the front wheels and the other motor to power the back wheels, right? I wonder how a tuned 335d motor would work coupled with two 150HP electric motors.......
      1. M3_WC's Avatar
        M3_WC -
        I am not sure there is much to compare it too. Yes not the quickest car out there, buy I am sure a ton of R&D has been poured into the project.

        My take on it is, you have to start some where. Think about 10-20 years down the road, when this technology has been perfected and can be done at a cheaper cost. The tech can then be trickled down to lower models.

        62.5 mpg, 31 mile range on electric, 435 mile range on diesel.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by M3_WC Click here to enlarge
        I am not sure there is much to compare it too. Yes not the quickest car out there, buy I am sure a ton of R&D has been poured into the project.

        My take on it is, you have to start some where. Think about 10-20 years down the road, when this technology has been perfected and can be done at a cheaper cost. The tech can then be trickled down to lower models.

        62.5 mpg, 31 mile range on electric, 435 mile range on diesel.
        The green specs of it are impressive. We are just performance oriented here and this is not exactly supercar performance. I'm sure it will blow a Prius away.
      1. 1cleanAMG's Avatar
        1cleanAMG -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        The green specs of it are impressive. We are just performance oriented here and this is not exactly supercar performance. I'm sure it will blow a Prius away.

        supposedly performance is equal to a e92 m3
      1. gareth.foley's Avatar
        gareth.foley -
        At the end of the day all this cars sole purpose is experiment with new technology and the applications of those technologies. Even though this car is expensive I'd be willing to bet that it will be worth a substantial amount in the future as a collectible especially if this sets the benchmark for hybrid technology. Could be interesting...Click here to enlarge
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by FR305 Click here to enlarge
        supposedly performance is equal to a e92 m3
        We will see, I think that is a nice goal for a green car but nothing remotely close to what a halo car or supercar should be doing.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by gareth.foley Click here to enlarge
        At the end of the day all this cars sole purpose is experiment with new technology and the applications of those technologies. Even though this car is expensive I'd be willing to bet that it will be worth a substantial amount in the future as a collectible especially if this sets the benchmark for hybrid technology. Could be interesting...Click here to enlarge
        True, and that is the best way to look at it. It will be a technology show piece, I just really want to see a true BMW supercar.
      1. e92's Avatar
        e92 -
        It's nice but not that nice.

        I'd rather see them working on a TT V-10.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by e92 Click here to enlarge

        I'd rather see them working on a TT V-10.
        Same here, same here.
      1. Itsbrokeagain's Avatar
        Itsbrokeagain -
        I'll take a GT3 RS please. Enough of this greenie tree hugger bs.