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      10-29-2010, 10:51 AM   #1
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Arrow Autobild: VED (i1 / i100) Approved for Production - M version likely

Reported on BIMMERPOST HOMEPAGE.

Some weeks ago, we brought you the news of Auto Motor and Sport reporting that the Vision Efficient Dynamics was approved for production, and BMW insider SCOTT26 could confirm this by giving away some more details on this groundbreaking concept.

In the meantime, BMW has been building up interest on this car by starting a dedicated website: www.dontblogaboutthis.com

Now, there's another report to the same effect: German Autobild reports on the progress the VED is making on its way to production. They also mention again that an M version is being evaluated. See for yourself:


At a glance:
  • VED approved for production
  • Launch in 2013
  • Name: i1 or i100
  • CF chassis
  • Electric and petrol/hybrid version available
    • 1.5l inline 3 engine with an output of 184 PS
    • Two electric motors with an output of additional 95 PS each
    • Total output: some 400 PS
  • Double Clutch Transmission
  • Both RWD and AWD available, hybrid version is AWD
  • Production at the BMW plant Landshut
  • 30,000 units within 5 years
  • Prospective performance:
    • 0-100 kph: 4s
    • 4.0l per 100 km [ 58 MPG (US)]
    • range: 400 km
  • EUR 125,000 - 175,000 (for Germany, estimated)
  • M version:
    • possibly called the M1
    • Inline 6 turbo engine (from the coming M3) or V8 (smaller) with an output of 450 PS
    • Two "Supercaps" for additional 100 PS each, boost feature
    • DCT

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