Shelly BMW Of Orange County Confirms, BMW’s Megacity Vehicle To Become World’s First Volume-Produced Car
July 13, 2010 – Buena Park, Calif., – Shelly BMW of Orange County in Buena Park, is excited to confirm, BMW’s Megacity Vehicle will become the world’s first volume-produced car with passenger cell made from carbon.
The BMW Group is breaking new ground with the Megacity Vehicle (MCV), due to come onto the market in 2013. The LifeDrive architecture is helping BMW open a new chapter in automotive lightweight design. The concept will allow BMW to offset the extra 250 to 350 kilograms of weight typically found in electrically powered vehicles.
“BMW is creating the powertrain for the Megacity Vehicle in-house – that includes the electric motor, the power electronics and the battery system. It’s an exciting development and we’re eager to see its results,” says Shelly BMW General Manager, Darren Richie. “ It’s another way BMW’s innovation continues to keep its consumers in mind,” said Richie.
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).
As one of the largest and fastest-growing BMW dealerships in the nation, Shelly BMW has served Southern California loyally for more than 15 years with some of the highest customer satisfaction ratings in the automotive industry. For more information about Shelly BMW or the 2010 BMW 7-Series, visit us today at 6750 Auto Center Drive in Buena Park or shellybmw.com.
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