Friday, December 31, 2010 3:42PM - By Chris Weiss
We know the VisionEfficient Dynamics is coming. We know BMW may change its name. But, so far, BMW isn’t doing much to change its stunning looks.
A silver version of the VED was recently spotted in Abu Dhabi, photoed and posted to the Web, and it’s looking as hot and conceptual as ever, with its big, clear doors and menacing front end. And the silver paint is a rather attractive update to boot.
Now, we’re still fully expecting BMW to tone this one down significantly before its production debut in 2013, but it’s nice to see a new barely modified look at the hot concept we came to know in Frankfurt 2009. Hit the source link for more pics. [via Teamspeed]
Thursday, December 16, 2010 6:31PM - By Chris Weiss
BMW confirmed its Vision EfficientDynamics hybrid supercar for production last month, and a new report this week puts a general price tag on it. According to Inside Line, BMW Sales & Marketing Director Ian Robertson recently told them that the VED will cost less than 150,000 pounds. And since “less than” so often means “a tiny percentage less than” in the sales world, we’ll take that to mean it will be pretty damn close to 150,000 pounds. By today’s rates that would be around $234,000, which is lower than the rumored price tags of the Mercedes SLS E-Cell ($250,000) and the Porsche 918 ($600,000).