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BMW i-FD is a Concept Study for a Green Sports Sedan

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While BMW is officially keeping quiet about the matter, understandably, it’s not a question if the Bavarian automaker will introduce a four-door model into the range of it's newly launched i-sub brand, but when.

Currently, we're looking forward to the presentation of the production versions of the i3 hatchback and the i8 sports coupe, both of which have been spied on several occasions.

Until the time comes for BMW to either inform us about its future plans or better yet, tease us with a concept model, we have a study to show you. It's called the BMW i-FD and it was created by independent industrial designer Feliciano Ruy-Díaz from Valencia, Spain.

The young designer says that the inspiration for the styling of the i-FD came from the work of renowned Spanish architect and structural engineer Santiago Calatrava as well as the forms of ancient Greek armor and the lines of a white shark.

The goal was to create a unique looking sports sedan with a design that conveys both strength and dynamism.

Díaz doesn’t tell us what kind of powertrain he had in mind while designing the i-FD, but we reckon that the sedan would probably feature a similar all-wheel-drive plug-in hybrid setup as the i8 coupe.

Photo and Design Credits: Feliciano Ruy-Díaz


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7 Comments:

Can't Think of a Good Name said... »March 12, 2012

I would imagine the front end to be very dangerous for pedestrians. Even just going into it from the garage might be a painful experience considering all the sharp corners

Anonymous said... »March 13, 2012

Sensors on the front bumper will sense pedestrians and any movement. With their BMWEfficient Technology it will help avoid that problem. Thank you for that wonderful technology right?

Andrew Popoola said... »March 13, 2012

Not very attractive and does not look like a BMW.  Maybe a future interpretation of the new face of Lexus.

Jennifer Lee said... »March 13, 2012

 I think it's a great concept car, its has functionality, its small, stylish with a host of great designs, and will surely bring an eye to the brand from the youth. The only question would be if it'll be too expensive for the target audience and if a possible product vehicle would be anything close to this design, not bland and boring.
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carman said... »March 13, 2012

What are hell are you talking about?

Toronado_II said... »March 13, 2012

I like the front. The color break, agressive headlights. 

But the massives "armored" doors and the rear end doesn't say BMW.

SeraniTafari Street Team said... »March 16, 2012

The inspiration behind this design is great. The front end is very fearsome, and highly innovative. However, I would make the grille stand out more, as this also a very important aspect of the design of any BMW. The rear of the car looks hideous and very un-BMW-ish. All in all, though, this is a great design concept.

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