BMW Vision EfficientDynamics Concept, 2009 Frankfurt Auto Show
The recent Vision Efficient Dynamics concept may be a preview of the coming high-end sports car. The performance and efficiency figures of the Vision concept appear to be realistic targets for the new vehicle.
Extensive use of carbon fiber on premium models will help BMW meet aggressive weight reduction targets. BMW's Ian Robertson describes a new assembly process strategy as "'hub and spoke' core parts of the car made at a central factory, while localized assembly centers produce the finished vehicle".
Based on Robertson's comments, we could be seeing a drastic change in the way cars are designed and built in years to come, thanks to the efforts of BMW. They have produced some fairly radical concepts recently that depart from the established methods of the automotive industry.