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BMW readies 'green' sports car

2009-07-31 07:31
BMW has a few more motorsport-inspired aces up its sleeve, despite announcing its departure from F1.

For years, BMW's F1 racing has allowed the manufacturer to transfer technology honed on the track to production cars.

The company has said its decision to leave F1 was not dictated by its current performance in the championship nor by the "general economic situation".

Rather, the decision forms part of the company's strategic realignment that will, by the looks of it, see the Munich-based manufacturer become increasingly more "green".

BMW has announced that it will be taking its EfficientDynamics programme one step further at the upcoming Frankfurt Motor Show with the presentation of a new concept car.

The EfficientDynamics Vision will, according to the carmaker, "demonstrate how efficient a sports car can be."

It will also, the company says, show that "sustainability does not apply to the drivetrain alone, but to design and materials as well."

The BMW stand at the IAA will also show the world premieres of the ActiveHybrid 7 and ActiveHybrid X6, as well as host global debuts for the 5 Series Gran Turismo and X1.

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