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      12-31-2010, 11:37 AM   #1
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Cool BMW VisionED (i8) spied during photoshoot in Abu Dhabi.

Here is the Vision ED with a new coat of paint, this time in a beautiful gray finish that shimmers in natural sunlight, giving the car a more production ready look. Otherwise, true to their word, this car visually seems to be relatively unchanged from the original concept car.

You can see the car's driver wearing a crisp racing suit and you can see men on the side of the track with cameras in hand as well as a video rig. This means that this car is not out on the track for testing purposes, but rather for a photo shoot. Is this for more promotion of the vision ED concept car, or might this be an actual production version of the VED car (rumored to be named the i8), noone knows at this point.

What is known is that the car will have a revolutionary drivetrain featuring a 161-horsepower 1.5-liter 3-cylinder turbo diesel engine mated with a hybrid synchronous motor on the front axle (80HP) and full electric motor on the rear axle (51HP), to give a combined 292HP good for 0-60 in 4.7seconds.

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Source: Captain Stradale (TeamSpeed)

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