Some unofficial sources have announced that BMW is going to create an eco-efficient premium roadster based on the EfficientDynamics concept, with a design inspired by the 2005 California Spyder Concept. The car could enter in production by 2014.
During the celebrations for its 80th Anniversary, Pininfarina has unveiled the Nido EV Concept.
The Nido EV Concept is based on the 2004 Nido Concept and features a platform with a hybrid powertrain and a modular chassis that can be easily adapted to four different layouts, such as a compact pickup and a mini-van with both 2 and 2+2 seating layout and pure-electric or hybrid drivetrain.
The prototype adopts a tubular steel frame, while the final version will have an aluminium space frame.
The Nido EV is powered by a rear-mounted permanent magnet motor coupled with a Zebra Z5 Ni-NaCl battery, which guarantees a range of 140 km, a top speed of 120 km/h (limited electronically), and a 0-60 km/h acceleration in 6.7 seconds.
Additional information can be found in the official press release, reported below.
Maybach has released some official design sketches of the a coupé model based on the 57S sedan. It will be produced in partnership with German Xenatech in a limited series of 100 units, with an announced price of 650,000€.