BMW Vision Concept is in Production in China, but Not really
Published on December 17, 2012 by Tycho de Feijter
The BMW Concept Vision Efficient Dynamics, aka ‘BMW Vision’, is a fantastic concept for an electric supercar that was unveiled in 2009. The vehicle was later renamed BMW i8 but the Germans still haven’t made up their bratwurst minds about production. In China however, things move a lot faster. A toy factory from Guangzhou Province decided to give the Vision a go!
The brand name is Fu’er Bao, best translated as ‘Blessed Children Treasure’. The model name is less funky: HL-718. The Fu’er Bao HL-718 is powered by an 12V 40W electric motor, good for a 7km/h top speed. Charging takes 8 to 12 hours on 220V. Price for all this pretty: only 698 yuan, or 106 USD. The toy maker stayed brilliantly close to the original design. Colors, wheels, bumpers, lights and even the mirrors are similar.
Dash is very tech with dials with all kinda lights. MP3 connectivity very neat. Sporty wheel with a flat bottom. BMW better watch closely, this is how the Chinese want their electric supercars!
The vehicle seats two and has incredible cool doors. It is shamelessly marketed as a ‘BMW’ and sits full of BMW-badges. In China, nobody cares. Chinese toy makers seem to be focusing on concept cars lately, a few months back we met a similar vehicle based on the Smart ForSpeed.
Glowing in the dark, eating energy just for being pretty. But the real car got that too:
When white is too boring. Kid is really happy with his new superduper electric BMW Vision
concept car production car.
No, that is not the Capitol. No, that is not a real BMW Concept Vision Efficient Dynamics in red. Yes, this is China.
Kid got the car, dreaming the babe.