BMW Debuts Plug-in Concept Car in Beijing
A BMW concept car revealed at the Beijing Auto Show has given a glimpse of the company’s template for luxury cars of the future.
Lightweight materials, slippery aerodynamics, lasers, and augmented reality all play a part in the BMW Vision Future Luxury, although perhaps the most portentous aspect of the concept is signaled by a small ‘eDrive’ badge on the tailgate and a second ‘fuel’ filler cap that hides a plug socket.
While BMW’s official documentation makes no note of the Vision Future Luxury’s clever powertrain, it’s clear that plug-in hybrid hardware lurks beneath the carbon fiber bodywork. The German automaker is currently readying the technology for a launch in the X5 SUV, giving it an electric range of 20 miles and the potential for sky-high fuel economy, and it’s becoming apparent that electrification will be synonymous with luxury in coming years.
IMPORTANT NOTICE: To read this Ecomento news story, click the READ COMPLETE ARTICLE link above. This will launch a separate window to the original news source. To comment on this story use the Reader's Comment form below.
blog comments powered by Disqus