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BMW teases future sports car


The German carmaker has created a website to track the progress of its sports prototype project

BMW has established a site called to reveal a prototype being used to test a new petrol-electric driveline earmarked for a future sports car. It’s expected to be launched in 2012 as part of BMW’s EfficientDynamics program.

Featuring a couple of videos and photographs of a matt black prototype, the site provides no other information apart from that the car in question is “more than a 6-series”and is “not in its final stage”.

Insiders at BMW told Autocar that plans to create a prototype featuring a similar driveline to what is showcased in the EfficientDynamics concept have been progressing for some time.

The video of the new BMW on the website reveals it is partly electrically powered, thanks to its silent acceleration from standstill. A single tailpipe at the rear also suggests a conventional engine as part of a gas-electric driveline layout.

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