BMW Invades Shanghai, Wave 2: Never Seen In Asia Before, The BMW Vision ConnectedDrive Concept.

Bertel Schmitt
by Bertel Schmitt
bmw invades shanghai wave 2 never seen in asia before the bmw vision

Honestly, I have no idea what this is. I googled it and found this great article, written after the concept was shown in Geneva. From what I can see, it’s more than a concept. It’s a vision of a concept. A vision that will most likely give Ray LaHood nights of distraction. BMW Vision ConnectedDrive concept gallery after the jump. Right this way ..

Without further hairdo, we let the blurb speak for itself. Knowing you, you’ll head right for the pictures.

“With the BMW Vision ConnectedDrive concept car being presented at the Auto Shanghai 2011, BMW is offering a glance into the future of intelligent networking between driver, vehicle and environment. Expressive design and innovative technology reflect the vision of BMW ConnectedDrive and the potential that can be unleashed through a targeted exchange of information for optimizing comfort, safety and Infotainment inside an automobile. Using typical BMW design vocabulary, the two-seater roadster prototype epitomizes the focus on driving pleasure. Captivating light effects symbolize the flow of information permitting the use of innovative BMW ConnectedDrive functions. With groundbreaking driver assistance systems, a novel display and operating concept as well as innovative technical solutions for connecting with the world of Infotainment, the BMW Vision ConnectedDrive offers a glance into a future driving experience that has been further intensified thanks to intelligent networking.”

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  • 1996MEdition 1996MEdition on Apr 04, 2011

    No thanks. Just give me 3 pedals, a tach, and OP & temp gages and I'll be fine.

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    • Shipwright Shipwright on Apr 05, 2011

      I agree. The least amount of extraneous technology the better, especially in a two seater. After all this is supposed to be a sports car not a video game/home theatre.

  • Cha65697928 High earners should pay less for tickets because they provide the tax revenue that funds the police. 2-3 free speeding tix per year should be fair.
  • Art Vandelay So the likely way to determine one’s income would be via the tax return. You guys are going to be real disappointed when some of the richest folks pay no speeding fine the same way they minimize their taxes
  • Teddyc73 A resounding NO. This has "Democrat" "Socialism" "liberalism" "Progressivism" and "Communism" written all over it.
  • Jeffrey An all electric entry level vehicle is needed and as a second car I'm interested. Though I will wait for it to be manufactured in the states with US components eligible for the EV credit.
  • Bob65688581 Small by American standards, this car is just right for Europe, and probably China, although I don't really know, there. Upscale small cars don't exist in the US because Americans associate size and luxury, so it will have a tough time in the States... but again Europe is used to such cars. Audi has been making "small, upscale" since forever. As usual, Americans will miss an opportunity. I'll buy one, though!Contrary to your text, the EX30 has nothing whatsoever to do with the XC40 or C40, being built on a dedicated chassis.