The BMW Vision EfficientDynamics is proving its futuristic appeal in the latest Mission Impossible movie - the fourth in the saga. Could we see Tom Cruise driving the hybrid, all-wheel drive sports car (we’re assuming it’s the “good guy’s” wheels)? The product placement from BMW in the film includes a 6 Series Cabriolet and a 5 Series sedan, with the latter having modified bumpers to accommodate the installation of cameras.
The BMW Vision EfficientDynamics was presented in 2009 as a concept car, but it looks like it will make production as the new BMW i8 vehicle. Currently it has a hybrid set-up using a three-cylinder, 1.5-litre diesel engine which could possibly be replaced with a four-cylinder turbo model unit on the production model.
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If you’re not into the mechanics of things, this BMW EfficientDyanmics video on the new TwinPower Turbo engine family is not for you. The animated video uses a robot/android to take us through what will be an important new engine lineup for the company. BMW will use turbo, valvetronic and direct injection technology on future models, and the engines can be mounted both longitudinally and transversely.
The latter is probably demonstrating how BMW’s new front-wheel drive vehicle will work. In the video, a six-cylinder engine is also built, which is then cut in half. Half of this, mounted on a smaller model, is probably the technological teaser for the new BMW i3. While BWM Motorrad has been busy fitting the in-line six-cylinder unit to a motorcycle, BMW cars are going smaller and we’ll be interested to see how this new technology performs in the future.