BMW: All studies at a glance

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H here is a look at the BMW future of the past.

1972: BMW Turbo
Design study and technology platform with gullwing doors and four-cylinder mid-engine. A styling study by Paul Bracq paved the way for the development of the M1 that followed in 1976.

1976: BMW Karmann Asso Di Quadri
Prototype of a 2 + 2 seater from Italdesign , Drive: two-liter in-line four-cylinder with 109 hp.

1991: BMW Z11 (E1)
Presentation IAA 1991, electric automobile.

1991: BMW Nazca C2

1991 prototype drawn by Italdesign (Giugiaro) with a five-liter V12 engine from the Alpina B12, 350 hp, 470 Nm torque.

1994: BMW Z13

Presentation Geneva 1994, fully functional prototype of a small car with an extravagant design, center seat and space for two passengers next to it. First vehicle with GPS navigation.

1995: BMW Z18

Presentation for the 15th birthday of BMW Technik GmbH, off-road roadster, drive train from the X5 with 4.4 liter eight-cylinder and All-wheel drive in a frame structure. Length: 4.25 meters, wheelbase: 2.90 meters. The variable concept enables the use of the Z18 as a two-seater pickup, as a two-seater or 2 + 2-seater with trunk.

1995: BMW Z21 (Just 4/2)

Presentation Tokyo 1995, two-seater with free-standing wheels without a roof and windshield, drive: four-cylinder BMW K 1100 with 100 hp as a rear engine, which accelerates the 550 kilo speedster to 100 km /h in around six seconds. Side impact protection, driver and front passenger airbags on board.

1997: BMW Z07
Presentation Tokyo 1997, roadster design study based on the Z3 and with stylistic elements of the BMW 507 from the 1950s Years.

1999: BMW Z9 Gran Turismo

Presentation IAA 1999, sports coupé made from the most modern lightweight materials, classic Gran Turismo, 3.9 liter V8 turbodiesel with common rail -Direct injection with 560 Nm torque, switching at the push of a button. Around two meters wide, 1.35 meters high, a wheelbase of 3.10 meters, carbon outer skin and (as with the Z8) an aluminum space frame, two wing doors with an integrated second, conventionally hinged front door.

2000 BMW X5 Le Mans
Presentation Geneva 2000, experimental vehicle for exploring theabsolute limits of the X5, not for sale one-off with V12 engine of the Le Mans winning car with over 700 hp and a torque of 720 Nm at 5,000 /min., 4.7 seconds to 100 km /h, top speed 278 km /h.

2000: BMW Z22

Presentation 2000 on the 15th anniversary of BMW Technik GmbH, technology platform, mechatronic car, steer-by-wire steering, active front steering, brake-by-wire Brakes, new carbon fiber and light metal composite technology, exterior design had no priority.

2000: BMW Z9 Convertible

Presentation Paris 2000, study of a 2 + 2-seater convertible, classic Silhouette with long hood and short tail, laminated carbon outer skin, I-Drive. Drive: 4.4 liter V8 engine with 286 hp and 440 Nm torque.

2001: BMW X-Coupé

Presentation Detroit 2001, crossover of coupé and off-roader, 3rd .0 liter six-cylinder diesel engine with common rail direct injection and 184 hp, 450 Nm torque, top speed of over 200 km /h, all-wheel drive and off-road chassis of the X5. Asymmetries in the exterior and interior, sporty bucket seats, 4.58 meters long, 1.87 meters wide, 1.48 meters high, ADB-X automatic differential lock, DSC stability system and HDC hill descent aid.

2001 : BMW M3 CSL
Presentation IAA 2001, lightweight sports car study, weight reduction of around 200 kilograms (to around 1,295 kg), power of over 350 hp, power-to-weight ratio of less than 3.5 kg /hp, SMG Transmission with Drivelogic, two paddles on the steering wheel.

2002: BMW CS1

Presentation Geneva 2002, four-seat convertible study, 1.8 liter four-cylinder engine with 115 hp, Valvetronic- Valve control, sequential manual transmission SMG, I-Drive, high front section with double headlights and double kidney grille.

2003: BMW X-Activity

Presentation Detroit 2003, Sports Activity Vehicle ( SAV), 3.0 liter in-line six-cylinder with 231 hp, torque of up to 300 Nm, four-wheel drive, 4.55 meters long, loading board that can be folded down wall in the rear, special roof construction, so-called frame convertible.

2004 : BMW M5 Concept
Presentation of the 2004 Geneva Motor Show, Concept Car of the top model of the 5-series, 500 hp V10 engine, 500 Nm torque, M-typical high-speed concept, Valvetronic valve control, newly developed seven-speed SMG transmission.

2004: BMW H2R

Presentation Paris 2004, twelve-cylinder BMW 760i converted to hydrogen operation with over 285 hp, maximum speed: 302.4 km /h, record vehicle.

2005: BMW Z4 Coupé
Presentation IAA 2005, convertible concept study, 3.0-liter straight-six with 265 hp and 315 Nm torque, top speed at a governed 250 km /h, acceleration from zero to 100 km /h in 5.7 Seconds, DSC, electric power steering(EPS).

2005: BMW X3 Efficient Dynamics
Presentation IAA 2005, concept vehicle with hybrid drive. Special features: high-performance capacitors ('super caps') as energy storage, an active gearbox and a space-saving integrated electric motor with a peak output of up to 60 kW.

2006: BMW Concept Coupe Mille Miglia

Presentation Mille Miglia 2006, homage to the BMW 328 Coupé on the technical basis of the BMW Z4 M Coupé.

2006: BMW Z29
Presentation 2006, pure prototype with optical parallels to the Z4 Coupé, four-meter-long lightweight coupé with carbon fiber monocoque, 343 hp M3 engine, empty weight: 1,160 kg, 4.4 seconds from zero to 100 km /h, top speed: 270 km /h.

2007: BMW M3 Concept
Presentation in Geneva 2007, concept car for the production model, high-revving V8 with 420 hp, eight-cylinder in 90 degree V-arrangement for longitudinal and lateral dynamics, 4.0 Liter displacement, plastic fenders with wheel arches flared by 20 millimeters, lightweight construction.

2007: BMW CS
present ation Shanghai 2007, four-door Gran Turismo for the luxury segment, 5.10 meters long, 1.98 meters wide, 1.36 meters high, wheelbase of 3.14 meters, integrated entertainment elements, leather surfaces, ambient lighting. No information on the powertrain.

2007: BMW X6 Concept
Presentation IAA 2007, near-series study of the BMW X6, presented as SAV (Sports Activity Vehicle), 4.88 meters long , 1.98 meters wide and 1.70 meters high, 21-inch alloy wheels.

2008 - BMW M1 Concept
Presentation at the Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este 2008. M1 design study in the tradition of the BMW Turbo drawn by Paul Bracq and the original M1 shaped by Giugiaro, which represents today's view of a BMW M1 and the mid-engine concept.

2008 - BMW X1 Concept
Presentation at the Paris Motor Show 2008, near-series concept study for the BMW X1. With the crossover below the X3, BMW intends to get more involved in the compact SUV segment from October 2009. The smallest X model in the BMW range.

2008 - BMW GINA Light
Presentation for the opening of the new BMW Museum 2008 and at the Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este 2009. Vision model that wears a flexible high-tech textile cover instead of a conventional metal outer skin.

2009 - BMW Concept 5 Series Gran Turismo
Presentation in Geneva 2009, initially as a Progressive Activity Sedan Base of the 5-series touted. Mix of a representative limousine, a modern, versatile Sports Activity Vehicle and a classic Gran Turismo with a trunk that can be expanded up to 1,650 liters.

2009 - BMW VisionEfficient Dynamics
Presentation at the IAA 2009. With the Vision Efficent Dynamics study, BMW is showing a high-performance concept study with a hybrid drive. The futuristic athlete is powered by a turbodiesel and two electric motors.

2010 - BMW Concept 5 Series Active Hybrid
Parallel to the world premiere of the new BMW 5 Series Sedan, BMW presented the concept of a future-oriented full hybrid model for the upper middle class at the 2010 Geneva Motor Show. The combustion engine is supported by an electric drive, which is arranged in a compact design between the in-line six-cylinder and the automatic transmission.

2010 - BMW Concept Gran Coupé

Unveiled at the Beijing Motor Show in April 2010 BMW with the Concept Gran Coupé, a nearly five-meter-long and extremely sporty sedan with a coupé-like roof. The 1.40 meter flat study gives an outlook on a possible competitor for the Porsche Panamera, Mercedes CLS, Audi A7 and Co.

2010 - BMW Concept 6 Series Coupé

At the Paris Motor Show 2010, BMW gave a very detailed outlook on the next BMW 6 Series, which will debut in 2011, with the Concept 6 Series Coupé. The design of the 2 + 2-seater BMW Concept 6 Series Coupé is based on the new BMW 5 Series and has a glass roof. The short overhangs and the long bonnet are characteristic.


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