Back in April we brought you news that BMW’s first full production (sadly the Mini E was just an experiment) electric car—the Megacity—will be hitting the market in 2013. The car will make extensive use of carbon fiber to decrease weight and increase structural rigidity. BMW also said it would be of a striking design, although at the time there were no pictures to back up this claim.
Well, now there are. BMW has released a teaser concept sketch of what the Megacity might look like… and man is it different than any BMW I’ve ever seen.
In addition to the concept sketch, BMW has also released pictures of the underpinnings of the Megacity—with full on crash test dummy airbag deployment shots… how classy. But, those underpinnings are special in that they are made entirely of carbon fiber. Clearly the teaser sketch is highly stylized and not really what the final car will look like. But if I were to guess what design feature might remain in the final production model, I’d say that the extremely raked front end and stubby back end will probably stick around. The huge tires are surely gone, along with the tiny headlights. From the sketch it looks like it may have 3/4 rear doors that open towards the rear to allow access to small back seats—suggesting a 2+2 or a 3+1 seating arrangement.
What do you all think?