BMW’s eagerly anticipated Megacity Vehicle might have a bigger launch audience than originally expected. According to industry sources close to the project, BMW will use the 2012 Olympics in London to showcase the Megacity car.
The model in question will be a production ready Megacity concept car which will be previewed a year before it actually goes on sale. This of course, is due to the fact that BMW is the official partner for the 2012 games, thus showcasing their wares is just one of the perks of the agreement.
Coverage from the Olympics will no doubt set BMW ahead of the competition as this would be a major opportunity for them to present their electric car idea to a global audience. The Megacity is a four seat, rear wheel drive car that has a 100 kW motor. It is said to have a range of 160 to 209 kilometres. The car will have a carbon fibre cell to counteract the weight of the batteries and will be sold under a sub-brand similar to ‘M’ for performance BMWs.