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      02-10-2011, 08:17 AM   #1
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BMW Vision ConnectedDrive Roadster Concept

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What you see before you is the new concept car that will debut at the Geneva Autoshow in about a month from now. The car itself falls into the lineup of "Vision" concept cars, joining its stablemate the Vision EfficientDynamics.

This car is a two seat BMW roadster with styling language that is certainly a mix of the design themes people saw under both Chris Bangle and now under Adrian van Hooydonk. The car aims to highlight some design themes that we have already begun to see in cars such as the 6-series and the upcoming F20 1-Series, such as the forward leaning 'shark' nose, very sharp and edgy lines and sculpted body lines. Pay careful attention to the headlamps and taillights, these seem to be the most production indicative features of this car and I would not be surprised to see near identical replicas on the VisionED or other production BMWs in the future.

The real key to this car lay in its name: Vision ConnectedDrive. The aim here is to highlight BMW's ConnectedDrive technologies that will power the user experience on the production Vision ED car and the Megacity Vehicle. The system is a highly driver focused setup that aims to make the car an integral part of the 'connected world we live in' -- translation: internet.

What BMW have done for now is release images of the car including its interior/infotainment system, but expect to see more information about the actual ConnectedDrive system used in this concept roadster soon.

Without further ado:

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      02-10-2011, 08:46 AM   #2
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Reminds me of a La Mans car

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      02-10-2011, 09:10 AM   #3
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The drivers seat looks cool, the passenger seat is just... there. And the driver can't really see that LCD display on the passenger side. You'd think they'd have the navigation there. I don't see how this is "revolutionary" car and driver interaction, it looks like a cockpit with a seat next to it. Maybe I'm missing something.
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      02-10-2011, 09:19 AM   #4
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The drivers seat looks cool, the passenger seat is just... there. And the driver can't really see that LCD display on the passenger side. You'd think they'd have the navigation there. I don't see how this is "revolutionary" car and driver interaction, it looks like a cockpit with a seat next to it. Maybe I'm missing something.

You might just be missing a small aspect of this lol (car and driver interaction has little to do with passengers. If they made the passenger seat an afterthought and spent all their time on driver comfort and function, I'd be happy as ever) I think its very driver oriented, like a bmw should be. overall i wish i could have this prototype. its like a science fiction car design..
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      02-10-2011, 09:20 AM   #5
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I think it is cute. The rear looks a bit like a 1'er.
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I dig it, passenger seat really is your "assistant's" seat. As a hardworking buiness man, you drive and concentrate like in F1. At the same time your assistant handles your memoirs and co-pilot needs... I like it.
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      02-10-2011, 09:53 AM   #7
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BMW should make more cars like this.
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I like it.
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      02-10-2011, 10:13 AM   #9
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Interesting...good from some angles (front and side), not so much from others (rear)...

Where are the cupholders?
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COOL CONCEPT CAR! I'm kinda bored with all the concepts lately from all the car manufacturers, that are thinly veiled production cars. This is a true VISION for the future... The way auto show concept cars should be.
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Headlights are from Transformers, lol
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      02-10-2011, 10:33 AM   #12
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i can see it now...a "visionConnectedDrive35is" badge going down the entire side of the car
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thank god its a concept
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BMW have tapped into this by mirroring typical BMW dynamics and steering communication within the new UKL cars.
You mean massive body roll, a steering system that is not connected to the front wheels, and the engine note played through the speaker system?!?!?!?!
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wow it's a tron lightcycle car. they better put this is tron 3
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i can see it now...a "visionConnectedDrive35is" badge going down the entire side of the car
visionConnectedDrive50isLx new 7 series BMW = MB 600 4MATIC CDI AMG
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Center divider is huge... how am I supposed to get road head in this?
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Interesting concept car. Too bad it will never see the light of day near its current state.
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Looks good. I think with a few design modifications it could be a good basis for the new Z2 Convertible and Coupe.

On Sketch 18 the front reminds me a lot of the M1 design concept.

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Yeah, this is totally inspired by Tron. Haha sweet. Get that guy with the Leather Jacket from the 1M picture release and you've got yourself a movie!
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