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OFFICIAL Official: BMW Vision ConnectedDrive Concept for Geneva

Discussion in 'New BMW Models / Vehicles' started by yzbenz, Feb 10, 2011.

  1. yzbenz

    yzbenz Active Member

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  2. Betty Swollocks

    Betty Swollocks Well-Known Member

    Oh dear. :eusa_doh: The VED was a very good looking concept I thought. This on the other hand! :confused:
     
  3. martinbo

    martinbo Global Moderator / Editor Staff Member

    I see a lot of TRON-style graphics emerging lately, or is it just me?

    Looks alright for a concept nevertheless.
     
  4. SKY

    SKY Well-Known Member

    I´ve never seen such an ugly BMW Concept. I don´t like ANY of the desig features. Neither the stupid looking frontlights, the grille is horrible and the rearlights are just excessive.

    I hope SCOTT is right and only a few detail go into production for the Z2.
     
  5. klier

    klier Member Premium Member

    To Martin: Alright for a concept. But it will be completely forgotten in a year, and there is absolutely no relevance to this car.

    BTW, alright basicly means avarage in this context. And avarage for a concept is not good imo. Don't feel this thing at all.
     
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  6. Betty Swollocks

    Betty Swollocks Well-Known Member

    I don't see what this new concept introduces to the BMW design language. The rear looks like a cross between the 6 Series and VED, and the front looks like an extreme Z4. It doesn't bring anything new to the table.
     
  7. Human

    Human You. The Road. Nothing else. Premium Member

    Me neither!

    Looks like a Z4 got in bed with a Mustang and oh boy the different genes did not match-up quite well:eusa_doh:
     

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  8. LaArtist

    LaArtist Banned

    Hm..cool headlights..

    Thats about it:)
     
  9. ghusheshe

    ghusheshe Active Member

    What's with all these Concepts that never make it production BMW??:t-crazy2:

    Last time I lost interest was when the CS Concept never made it into production. Come'on BMW, we've had CS Concept, M1 Hommage, VED concept and now this?? :t-banghea:t-banghea
     
  10. klier

    klier Member Premium Member

    What I dislike most is the fact that the headlights are sort of cut off, and don't flow into the side panel at all. I really hope that is not a preview of future BMW design!!
     
  11. Human

    Human You. The Road. Nothing else. Premium Member

    ^
    See my previous reply, the headlights + nose looks "Ford mustang".

    This concepts best angle is from the side (last pic)
     
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  12. SKY

    SKY Well-Known Member

    I hope it too. I´m afraid, as I thought this was going to be kind of the new CS, I mean, the base fro the design of the upcomming BMW cars. But now I see it, I hope they just use a few touches of it in an small and exotic model, and forget about it forever and ever.
     
  13. Dave1984

    Dave1984 Active Member

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  14. SCOTT27

    SCOTT27 Well-Known Member Contributing Member

    Actually the design of the BMW Vision Connected Drive harbours more interpretations of future BMWs than you think.

    For example the swooping character line that begins from the rear and progresses to the front wings just aft of the door will be featured in upcoming models such as the BMW 1er and BMW 3er.
    The BMW 3er Coupe will feature a similar idea here that runs right from the rear to the front what is interesting is that at the rear there is no line that cuts through the light unit cover as the headlights wrap around similar in shape to the E60 5er but are located under the character line. It gives the car a more dynamic and forward looking ,as if it is in motion impression.
    Future BMW's will inherit surface and layer type design elements , either by folding into the body , overlapping or simply placed on top of the original design element.
     
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  15. HighestOfHigh

    HighestOfHigh Global Moderator Staff Member Contributing Member

    Impressive BMW! Car looks great and I hope this is giving some insight on where BMW is going.

     
  16. braaf

    braaf Active Member

    Scott I don't think there are any complaints about the shape and lines of this car, rather the head lights and rear lights are disastrous.:t-banghea
     
  17. HighestOfHigh

    HighestOfHigh Global Moderator Staff Member Contributing Member

    Really? The headlights and rear lights are a work of art. Plus keep in mind that this is a concept and not a production cars. Designs on most concepts are always adventurous.

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  18. dalab

    dalab Active Member

    Looks incredible, perfect future Z2 whith the obvius changes, see in your mind whith the production windshield and a few more details, has the charm and the touch that I expected from the new small BMW roadster.

    The side view is simply fantastic
     
  19. Bartek S.

    Bartek S. Well-Known Member Contributing Member

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    PRESS RELEASE

    BMW at the 81st Geneva Motor Show 2011.

    A multitude of unique new developments in the fields of drive systems and intelligent networking of the driver, the vehicle and the environment will be presented by BMW to the public at the Geneva Motor Show from 3rd to 13th of March 2011; all of these contributing to a steady, continuous increase in both vehicle efficiency and driving pleasure.

    The leading position in the automobile world occupied by BMW in the development of innovative driver assistance systems and mobility services will be further strengthened at the 2011 Motor Show by the world premiere of an extraordinary concept vehicle. The BMW Vision ConnectedDrive study demonstrates current and future methods of mobile networking in a particularly focused way. The design and technology of this spectacular roadster are aimed at making the vehicle an integral part of a networked world. Comfort, safety and the infotainment experience in the vehicle can be precisely optimised by the innovative functionality, individually tailored to suit the requirements of both the driver and passenger. New technologies and design concepts are employed to add even more facets to the unmistakable BMW driving pleasure.

    BMW presents new aspects of its distinctive driving pleasure to the motoring public with the development of concepts for electromobility. In the framework of BMW EfficientDynamics, the purely electric drive has adopted a key role on the road to CO2-free mobility. For the first time, electromobility styled by BMW is on the verge of becoming available to everyone for day-to-day use. The 2011 International Motor Show is the venue for the world premiere of the BMW ActiveE, an emission-free vehicle that offers the sporty feel, so typical of the brand, to up to four people.

    BMW has also extended its lead in the field of conventionally-powered production vehicles, with the introduction of efficiency-raising technologies. At the 2011 Geneva Motor Show, the BMW 320d EfficientDynamics Touring Edition will be presented to the public for the first time. Its four-cylinder diesel engine develops a maximum output of 120 kW/163 bhp and yet consumes only an average of 4.3 litres per 100 kilometres in the EU test cycle (CO2: 114 g/km). In the mid-range premium segment, the BMW 320d EfficientDynamics Touring Edition, together with the similarly configured sedan, provide by far the best combination of driving pleasure and economy.

    Furthermore, the Geneva Motor Show is also the setting for the world premiere of the new BMW X1 xDrive28i and thus for a new generation of 2.0-litre petrol engines. For the first time in a four-cylinder engine, the drive unit is fitted with BMW TwinPower Turbo Technology with a turbocharging system based upon the Twin Scroll principle together with High Precision Injection and the VALVETRONIC fully-variable valve control system. The result convincingly meets the objectives of BMW EfficientDynamics - more driving pleasure at significantly lower consumption and CO2 emissions.

     
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  20. Michael

    Michael Well-Known Member

    I agree! This is indeed an impressive car. I am not sure what the fuss is about. Yeah, it is a concept. It is going to be crazy and have some odd shapes and lines, simply because it is a concept. It is the starting point, the seed, for what is to come and I surely hope BMW follow. Yeah, alone as a concept it may not be that attractive, but if BMW feeds from this and uses some of this for future cars, especially an upcoming future sports car then I am all for it.

    I think the lines, especially the lines that lead up to the headlights are refined and nice. The headlights remind me of the M1 concept that was out for a while and it seems that BMW is sticking to that design, in a way.

    Love it!
     
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