BMW Vision Gets 63 MPG While Blasting 356 HP - NBC Bay Area

BMW Vision Gets 63 MPG While Blasting 356 HP



    BMW Vision Gets 63 MPG While Blasting 356 HP
    The BMW Vision.

    You're looking at our dream car. We gave you a sneak peek at this car two months ago, but now the for-real prototype is coming to the U.S., and we have more details about its unique specs.

    This BMW Vision is a diesel plug-in hybrid that cranks out an awesome 356 hp. But the astonishing part? It packs that impressive wallop and still gets 63 miles per gallon. Like the Chevy Volt, it travels a short distance on all-electric power (it can go 31 miles, a few less than the Volt's claimed electric range), but has a total range of 431 miles when you tap its 6.6 gallon diesel fuel tank.

    Besides its green credentials, just look at it! It's more conventional-looking than that crazy BMW we showed you last month, but it's still a concept car, meaning that a body style this radical probably won't be showing up on real-world production lines anytime soon.

    It's way beyond the illustration stage, though — you're looking at a prototype that'll be rolled out next week at the Los Angeles Auto Show. We look forward to the day when cars like this will be commonplace.