BMW of Darien Newsletter
August 2010
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CONTENTS
Callari Auto Group - Premier Auto Sponsor of the 2010 Fairfield County Concours d’Elegance
3 Great Programs of Your Choice!
BMW of Darien New Vehicle Specials
The All-New BMW X3 Sports Activity Vehicle®
BMW Merchandise Specials
Tire Care Specials
BMW Accessory Specials
BMW Active Sound Design Takes Diesel Engines to the Next Level
BMW M3 Represents the Heart and Soul of the Blue and White
Even Better, Always Great
Still a Faithful Vehicular Best Friend
One...Two...Three
Carnauba vs. Polymer: Deep Shine Face-off
All Good Things Come In Threes
BMW Group Announces Six-Year Partnership with United States Olympic Committee
BMW Earns “2010 TOP SAFETY PICK” Award for 5 Series Sedan
Megacity Vehicle
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Megacity Vehicle
Megacity Vehicle to become the world’s first volume-produced car with a passenger cell made from carbon.
by BMW of North America

Munich. The BMW Group is once again breaking new ground with the Megacity Vehicle (MCV), due to come onto the market in 2013: “The Megacity Vehicle is a revolutionary automobile. It will be the world’s first volume-produced vehicle with a passenger cell made from carbon. Our LifeDrive architecture is helping us to open a new chapter in automotive lightweight design. Indeed, this concept allows us to practically offset the extra 250 to 350 kilograms of weight typically found in electrically powered vehicles,” says Klaus Draeger, Member of the Board of Management for Development.

“The drive system remains the heartbeat of a car, and that also applies to electric vehicles,” said Draeger. “Powertrains also remain a core area of expertise of Bayerische Motoren Werke. Electromobility and the hallmark BMW driving pleasure make an excellent match, if you go about things the right way. For this reason we are developing the powertrain for the Megacity Vehicle in-house – that includes the electric motor, the power electronics and the battery system.””

The electrification of a vehicle requires new concepts in vehicle architecture and body construction in order to exploit the potential of the new emission-free drive system to optimum effect. With the revolutionary LifeDrive concept, the BMW Group engineers are developing the car’s architecture from scratch and adapting it to the demands and conditions of future mobility. The goal: to offset the additional weight of an electric vehicle – typically 250 to 350 kilograms. To this end, the BMW Group is focusing on the innovative high-tech material carbon fibre reinforced plastic (CFRP).

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