Megacity Vehicle to inspire upcoming Bmw models

Article by Christian A., on August 27, 2010

At the start of next decade, BMW is set on utilizing technology that will give its cars double or triple the life spans of existing production vehicles. The car industry will have to make some major adjustments in order to comply with the CO2 reduction legislation as well as the peaking of oil production and rapidly expanding cities.

BMW will be using the radical carbonfiber construction and separate chassis of BMW's Megacity Vehicle to underpin a considerable number of its upper end output.

With this program that's initially dubbed "Project i," BMW will seek to establish how to provide mobility from 2020 onwards. The BMW board considers this project as a complete rethink of the car itself.

Autocar spoke to a BMW source who said that strategy number one was an attempt to create the future, with an understanding future customer needs and a goal to access key new technology. The source said that it would be "the only way" to guarantee growth in the long term. BMW is working around its forecast that most of the world will be influenced by "mega trends" as consumer behavior changes in the future.

BMW also predicts a major shift in political forces. The company said that aside from having to contend with environmental laws, it anticipates that legislation will "mushroom," limiting vehicle access to city centers.

It also expects intelligent traffic control systems to be set up. One of its predictions is the shift towards global culture and the merging of preferences among middle-class consumers, specifically on sustainability. [via autocar]

Topics: bmw, electric car

If you liked the article, share on:

Comments

Recommended

Audi’s intention to bring out the Renn Sport Racing version of the Q5 was made clear when it unveiled the Audi SQ5 at the 2017 Detroit Motor Show early this...
by - July 22, 2017
Kia’s Sorento midsize sports utility vehicle is reaching its mid-cycle for the 2018 model year. Thus, its fans, enthusiasts and satisfied customers are expecting the Sorento to receive an update...
by - July 22, 2017
The Lotus Evora Sport 410 astonished the world after arriving as the more powerful and lighter edition of the already impressive Evora 400. Now, Lotus Cars is throwing in another...
by - July 22, 2017
The Europe-bound WRC hatch developed by Toyota and Gazoo Racing team will be limited to just 400 examples as reported by AutoCar this week. Otherwise known as Gazoo Racing Masters...
by - July 21, 2017
Even cops get excited when they’re assigned to drive the best cars in the market. In Austria, police officers drive around in a Porsche 911 Carrera while in Milan, authorities...
by - July 21, 2017
Facebook

Youtube Channel

Tip Us
Do you have a tip for us?
Did you film an important event?
Contact us
Newsletter
Subscribe to our newsletter!
Subscribe
Galleries