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BMW Vision Efficient Dynamics (2008)

Fri, 22 Feb 2008 00:00:00 -0800

By Tim Pollard

First Official Pictures

22 February 2008 00:01

BMW has already scooped CAR’s green award for its Efficient Dynamics eco package being rolled out onto its current range. But at the 2008 Geneva Motor Show, the Bavarians will unveil their vision for the next generation.

Dubbed Vision Efficient Dynamics, it’s an X5 equipped with the latest gizmos to reduce the amount of fuel you put into the tank and the gases pumped out of the exhaust. It’s powered by a twin-turbocharged four-cylinder diesel with a mild hybrid pack and sporting an array of fuel-saving technology.

BMW X5 Vision Efficient Dynamics: an eco angel
The X5 concept showcases BMW’s new eight-speed gearbox and even has roof-mounted solar panels to top up the battery. The company claims it’s enough to make the X5 (only a show idea at this stage, remember) the cleanest large 4x4 in the world, averaging 43.5mpg combined and emitting 172g/km of CO2

It’s not all dull, however. Thanks to the twin-turbo diesel, the X5 develops more than 100bhp per litre and sprints to 62mph in a scant 8.9 seconds. Quoting such performance figures on an eco car does make you wonder how much longer we’ll all trot out acceleration sprint times, though…

Click ‘Next’ to read about the BMW’s hybrid drivetrain


By Tim Pollard