• BMW's big Geneva highlight - The Vision ConnectedDrive Roadster

      BMW showed the Vision ConnectedDrive (which was already revealed earlier on the web) in the flesh at Geneva 2011. The lead designer stated the futuristic lines were played down for this concept (really?) and instead the focus is on technology. So what technology is in it? There is a dashboard LCD for the passenger side. There is also a heads up display that projects in 3D. There is a built in browser that can do things like automatically download playlists. So, great, BMW built and Ipad with wheels. No one seems to be focusing on what is under the hood or what the actual specs are supposed to be and BMW completely ignored that part and for the most part we will ignore this due to that. Check out the video of it at the Geneva show below.
















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      1. DBFIU's Avatar
        DBFIU -
        Umm so where's the technology again? Just because it looks like a scion doesn't make it cool.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by DBFIU Click here to enlarge
        Umm so where's the technology again? Just because it looks like a scion doesn't make it cool.
        I don't know, but if BMW farts we have to cover it.

        Wow, an LCD screen for the passenger, exciting. That way they go on youtube and watch videos of BMW's that are exciting to drive.
      1. Scorpion's Avatar
        Scorpion -
        Never been a fan of roadsters but that looks pretty nice, I'd give you a Click here to enlarge but it says I need to spread it more :/.
      1. Itsbrokeagain's Avatar
        Itsbrokeagain -
        Tron anyone?
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Scorpion Click here to enlarge
        Never been a fan of roadsters but that looks pretty nice, I'd give you a http://www.bimmerboost.com/images/bu...a_thumbsup.gif but it says I need to spread it more :/.
        Couldn't take looking at your sig center tags being wrong any longer, edited it for you.
      1. Scorpion's Avatar
        Scorpion -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        Couldn't take looking at your sig center tags being wrong any longer, edited it for you.
        Hahaha thanks for fixing it, it randomly stopped being centered. Give yourself some rep points from me because I still wants me to spread mine like some kind of disease.
      1. bigup's Avatar
        bigup -
        I like the wheels.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Look at this propaganda video BMW released to accompany this thing:



        You know what BMW, how about you just make a car? You know, a real, regular automobile built to a high standard worthy of the ultimate driving machine moniker. If I want a laptop/phone I have one, I don't need my car to be one or post to facebook everytime I get in.

        All this crap is about electronic integration. Has everyone forgotten about the pleasure of actually driving?

        They call this a historic event? A milestone moment? Yes, when BMW builds cars concerned more about about the internet connectivity and smartphone syncing than the hardware under the hood powering the driving experience.
      1. leo985i's Avatar
        leo985i -
        Pathetic.....MB is starting to look more appealing to me nowadays.....
      1. 1cleanAMG's Avatar
        1cleanAMG -
        Click here to enlarge
      1. leo985i's Avatar
        leo985i -
        ^ lol WTF is that? we are not in the year 2100............
      1. 1cleanAMG's Avatar
        1cleanAMG -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by leo985i Click here to enlarge
        ^ lol WTF is that? we are not in the year 2100............
        Mercedes Benz Concept Biome.

        Click here to enlarge
      1. leo985i's Avatar
        leo985i -
        $#@! wouldn't even look good in a steven spielberg sci-fi movie. God! lets hope those things never make it.
      1. Itsbrokeagain's Avatar
        Itsbrokeagain -
        Damn someone didnt like my Tron comment Click here to enlarge
      1. leo985i's Avatar
        leo985i -
        lol the MB one is way more ridiculous. I missed tron Click here to enlarge
      1. DBFIU's Avatar
        DBFIU -
        Yo that car is so ridiculous and over the top that I actually like it. I mean come on, think about it; you are driving around in this thing at night. Would you not get laid?
      1. leo985i's Avatar
        leo985i -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by DBFIU Click here to enlarge
        Yo that car is so ridiculous and over the top that I actually like it. I mean come on, think about it; you are driving around in this thing at night. Would you not get laid?
        LOL looks like a toy though, but I guess you have made a point Click here to enlarge