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BMW unveils the zippy i Vision Dynamics electric concept car

BMW is taking on Tesla with its own electrified long-range four-door car.

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At the Frankfurt auto show, BMW showed off the latest addition to its i Series: the four-door i Vision Dynamics coupe concept car. With a top speed of 200 kilometers per hour and a zero-to-100 kilometers (64 miles per hour) launch of four seconds, it sits squarely between the bubble-esque i3 and the supercar i8.

Gallery: BMW i Vision Dynamic | 9 Photos


The i Vision is part of the company's ongoing road map of bringing EVs and hybrids to the market. "Our top priority is electric mobility," said BMW CEO Harald Krueger. The automaker is planning 25 electrified vehicles (12 of them fully electric) by the year 2025.

The i Vision Dynamic has a range of 600 kilometers (373 miles), so it's clearly targeting the Tesla Model S market. The automaker promised that this car would go into production. Although probably not looking as cool as it does right now.

With this vehicle and the recently launched Mini Countryman hybrid and the concept electric Mini, BMW is making inroads with drivers looking to be a bit more green but also wanting performance.