It’s vital to retain one’s capacity for surprise, and ours was found to be in good working order when we saw over the weekend that BMW has created something we had previously considered to be oxymoronic – an exciting hybrid car.
Before you cancel the Prius order please note that the immemorably named Vision EfficientDynamics car is only a concept, and bears all the hallmarks of that category, which is that it looks incredible, but will never be built.
The appeal lies not just in the incredible silhouette, fascinating layered bodywork and jaw-dropping exterior lighting, but in the idea that it accelerates like an M3. The car’s virtues are so extensive we’re happy to overlook the fact that, at heart, it’s a 1.5L diesel. www.bmw.com