E90Post
 


ECS BMW
 
BMW 3-Series (E90 E92) Forum > BIMMERPOST Universal Forums > General BMW News and Cars Discussion > BMW announces Megacity Vehicle / Isetta vehicle to be built at Leipzig



Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      02-22-2010, 11:12 AM   #1
Jason
Administrator
 
Jason's Avatar
 
Drives: E90 M3
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: USA

Posts: 16,108
iTrader: (0)

BMW announces Megacity Vehicle / Isetta vehicle to be built at Leipzig

BMW has finally announced some concrete news update regarding its Megacity Vehicle (aka Isetta) being developed under its project i program. The BMW sub-brand Isetta will produce high efficiency electric vehicles and is expected to come to market by at least 2015. Here is the press release:
Quote:
BMW Group to build progressive electric vehicle in Leipzig with major components from Bavaria. Clear commitment to Germany as the home of production.

22.02.2010 | Press Release

Munich. The BMW Group is developing BMW Plant Leipzig to produce an electric vehicle and making additional investments in a number of facilities in Bavaria. In a joint venture with SGL Carbon, SGL Automotive Fibers GmbH & Co KG, carbon fibre fabrics will be produced in Wackersdorf and processed to CFRP components for the new vehicle at BMW Plant Landshut.

Norbert Reithofer, Chairman of BMW AG, confirmed clearly the company’s commitment to Germany as an industrial centre: “The BMW Group will build the car of the future in Leipzig with high-tech innovations from Bavaria. The main reasons behind this decision are the qualities that Germany has to offer: we have a tried and tested production network here and high levels of education and outstanding competencies at our disposal.”

With this decision to produce in Leizpig, Landhsut and Wackersdorf, the BMW Group is preparing for series production of a car known by its project name of Megacity Vehicle. With this new automobile, the BMW Group will be providing an innovative solution for sustainable mobility in urban environments. It is being developed as part of project i and is due to reach the market in the first half of this decade under a sub-brand of BMW.
__________________
Check on the Latest BMW News
Become a fan of Bimmerpost Facebook
Follow us on Bimmerpost Twitter
Subscribe to Bimmerpost Youtube Channel

Jason is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      02-22-2010, 11:27 AM   #2
CarForHire
Major
 
CarForHire's Avatar
 
Drives: Slow in the left lane.
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: NOVA

Posts: 1,298
iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2007 E90 328i  [0.00]
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jason View Post
BMW has finally announced some concrete news update regarding its Megacity Vehicle (aka Isetta) being developed under its project i program. The BMW sub-brand Isetta will produce high efficiency electric vehicles and is expected to come to market by at least 2015. Here is the press release:
I can't wait to hear the specs.
__________________
Race car driving is like sex...all men think they are good at it. - Jay Leno
CarForHire is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      02-22-2010, 11:56 AM   #3
Oulixes
Lieutenant Colonel
 
Oulixes's Avatar
 
Drives: 330xi, 335i
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Terra Borealis

Posts: 1,941
iTrader: (0)

Isetta resurrected, as expected, powered by batteries, and in Lipsko, not Zwickau. Every city dweller will need at least one.
Oulixes is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      02-22-2010, 11:57 AM   #4
S'Pimp
New Member
 
S'Pimp's Avatar
 
Drives: 3er
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Bayern - DE

Posts: 24
iTrader: (0)

MCV

production for Mega-City-Vehicle (MCV) starts 2nd half 2013!
__________________
"I guess I should warn you, if I turn out to be particularly clear, you've probably misunderstood what I said." A.G.
S'Pimp is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      02-22-2010, 12:34 PM   #5
cosmos515
Second Lieutenant
 
cosmos515's Avatar
 
Drives: I find what I keeps
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: So Cal

Posts: 215
iTrader: (0)

"Norbert Reithofer, Chairman of BMW AG, confirmed clearly the company’s commitment to Germany as an industrial centre: “The BMW Group will build the car of the future in Leipzig with high-tech innovations from Bavaria. The main reasons behind this decision are the qualities that Germany has to offer: we have a tried and tested production network here and high levels of education and outstanding competencies at our disposal.”

Ja, so basically the press release says, that only smart Germans from Bavaria can build this car....
__________________
"Motion does not equal progress"
"I love the smell of cosmoline in the morning"
cosmos515 is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      02-22-2010, 02:01 PM   #6
Levi
Banned
 
Drives: Alfa Romeo
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Germany

Posts: 3,017
iTrader: (0)

Is this the concept car that will be shown in Paris 2010? I hope not, and that it will at last be the Z2 Concept.
Levi is offline   Germany
0
Reply With Quote
      02-22-2010, 03:46 PM   #7
CarForHire
Major
 
CarForHire's Avatar
 
Drives: Slow in the left lane.
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: NOVA

Posts: 1,298
iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2007 E90 328i  [0.00]
Quote:
Originally Posted by PM3 View Post
this is great for brand image...audi builds the R8, the R8 V10, now the R4, merc has the gullwing, and bmw, the suposed "sporty" brand of the premium ones builds this...exciting
I see your point.
__________________
Race car driving is like sex...all men think they are good at it. - Jay Leno
CarForHire is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      02-22-2010, 03:47 PM   #8
gerardm
Captain
 
gerardm's Avatar
 
Drives: '07 335i Sedan - Alpine White
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Rocky Point, NY

Posts: 701
iTrader: (5)

word
gerardm is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      02-22-2010, 04:11 PM   #9
Summicron
Enlisted Member
 
Drives: E90 330i
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Los Angeles

Posts: 31
iTrader: (0)

Can't wait for the "M" version of the Isetta!
Summicron is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      02-22-2010, 04:17 PM   #10
CarForHire
Major
 
CarForHire's Avatar
 
Drives: Slow in the left lane.
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: NOVA

Posts: 1,298
iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2007 E90 328i  [0.00]
Quote:
Originally Posted by Summicron View Post
Can't wait for the "M" version of the Isetta!
__________________
Race car driving is like sex...all men think they are good at it. - Jay Leno
CarForHire is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      02-22-2010, 04:19 PM   #11
quattr0
Second Lieutenant
 
Drives: 335i
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: US

Posts: 246
iTrader: (0)

Not sure how they could compete with the $600 VW's one seater car.
quattr0 is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      02-22-2010, 06:19 PM   #12
E90SLAM
Supreme Allied Commander
 
E90SLAM's Avatar
 
Drives: A BBS WHORE
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: .

Posts: 60,881
iTrader: (6)

Garage List
2006 330i  [4.67]
Quote:
Originally Posted by Summicron View Post
Can't wait for the "M" version of the Isetta!
:

what about the "X" version....off roading Isetta....
__________________
E90SLAM is offline   Hong Kong
0
Reply With Quote
      02-22-2010, 07:14 PM   #13
Scorpion
Major
 
Drives: Nothing
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Nowhere

Posts: 1,215
iTrader: (0)

Isetta vs Smart Car races anyone lol?
Scorpion is offline   No_Country
0
Reply With Quote
      02-22-2010, 08:28 PM   #14
Oulixes
Lieutenant Colonel
 
Oulixes's Avatar
 
Drives: 330xi, 335i
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Terra Borealis

Posts: 1,941
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Scorpion View Post
Isetta vs Smart Car races anyone lol?
It has just been reported that in search of popularity and sales, and to brighten the Winter Olympics, Smart Car made an expedition from Vancouver to Whitehorse, Yukon, hoping for a new gold rush. Regretfully, Isetta cannot race Smart Car on this exciting dog mushers trail, there being a severe shortage of electric plugs.
Oulixes is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:37 AM.




e90post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST