“Vision” is the electric concept car that BMW is been developing for almost 3 years. The i8 as it was called was first introduced at the 2009 Frankfurt motor show. The Vision features an electric motor at the front and a V3 1.5 liter turbo charged engine at the back. The result is a combined output of 349hp. BMW says that the 0-100 km/h can be achieved in 4.6 seconds and that the car features an all wheel drive regenerative braking. They announced that the car is gonna go into production in early 2013.
This add features the old look of the concept Vision but still it is really nice illustrating most of the features of the ConnectedDrive BMW system. I really liked the fact that you can connect your car to social media channels in order to have a complete list of your friends, available to access while you are driving.
This amazing hand-built beast is the result of BMW getting together with Milanese coachbuilder Zagato. I must say this car has a very aggressive front side that was designed specially around the engine so that it fits perfectly. The front grill is covered with “Z”. The rear part of the car doesn’t seem like it is following the same aggressive spirit as the front. It a bit too futuristic. I would have preferred a more “Z4 look a like” look for the back. Nothing was announced by BMW regarding the engine specifications but I would predict that the BMW Zagato will feature the V8 twin-turbo 4.4-liter of the 2012 M6. It will probably be tuned to release around 600hp. There is a big probability that this concept will go into production in the recent future.
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