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BMW Vision Connected Drive

The Bavarian automaker has announced its highlights for the 81st edition Geneva Motor Show, and also surprised us by unveiling the BMW Vision Connected Drive through an extensive photo gallery.

We have seen the BMW Vision Connected Drive, through a teaser video released in January, but it is only now that we can truly understand what this new concept is all about in terms of design. We still have to wait three more weeks until we find out details regarding its powertrain, so right now we know the BMW Vision Connected Drive is a roadster 'aimed at making the vehicle an integral part of a network world'.

The BMW Vision Connected Drive will also enable passengers to optimize the comfort, safety and infotainement experience through 'innovative funtionality'.

Apart from the BMW Vision Connected Drive Concept, the German automaker will also premiere the emissions free BMW ActiveE at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show, along with the BMW 320dEfficientDynamics Touring Edition and the new BMW X1 xDrive28i.    

BMW Press Release :

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

The leading position in the automobile world occupied by BMW in thedevelopment of innovative driver

assistance systems and mobilityservices will be further strengthened at the 2011 Motor Show by theworld premiere of an extraordinary concept vehicle. The BMW VisionConnectedDrive study demonstrates current and future methods of mobilenetworking in a particularly focused way. The design and technology ofthis spectacular roadster are aimed at making the vehicle an integralpart of a networked world. Comfort, safety and the infotainmentexperience in the vehicle can be precisely optimised by the innovativefunctionality, individually tailored to suit the requirements of boththe driver and passenger. New technologies and design concepts areemployed to add even more facets to the unmistakable BMW driving pleasure.

BMW presents new aspects of its distinctive driving pleasure to themotoring public with the development of concepts for electromobility.In the framework of BMW EfficientDynamics, the purely electric drivehas adopted a key role on the road to CO2-free mobility. For the firsttime, electromobility styled by BMW is on the verge of becomingavailable to everyone for day-to-day use. The 2011 International MotorShow is the venue for the world premiere of the BMW ActiveE, anemission-free vehicle that offers the sporty feel, so typical of thebrand, to up to four people.

BMW has also extended its lead in the field of conventionally-poweredproduction vehicles, with the introduction of efficiency-raisingtechnologies. At the 2011 Geneva Motor Show, the BMW 320dEfficientDynamics Touring Edition will be presented to the public forthe first time. Its four-cylinder diesel engine develops a maximumoutput of 120 kW/163 bhp and yet consumes only an average of4.3 litres per 100 kilometres in the EU test cycle (CO2:114 g/km). In the mid-range premium segment, the BMW 320dEfficientDynamics Touring Edition, together with the similarlyconfigured sedan, provide by far the best combination of drivingpleasure and economy.

Furthermore, the Geneva Motor Show is also the setting for the worldpremiere of the new BMW X1 xDrive28i and thus for a newgeneration of 2.0-litre petrol engines. For the first time in afour-cylinder engine, the drive unit is fitted with BMW TwinPowerTurbo Technology with a turbocharging system based upon the TwinScroll principle together with High Precision Injection and theVALVETRONIC fully-variable valve control system. The resultconvincingly meets the objectives of BMW EfficientDynamics - moredriving pleasure at significantly lower consumption and CO2 emissions.

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