Hilarious. Great to see they entertain a sense of humor. By the looks, though, I'd expect this to be a tire company's product. Michelin, Pirelli, Continental...
7th February, 2013 @ 2:32 p.m. (California Time)
Isn't it nice to own the factory and be able to spend this much money on engineering such a vehicle? Pity there is no link to a video clip though. Any chance of a follow-up with an 'exploded' breakdown of the engineering?
7th February, 2013 @ 5:28 p.m. (California Time)
This is wicked. the boy had to be under 7 with this imagination.
Now if I could get Bentley to create a car based on my imagination when I was 17 !!
That WOULD be something else. Trouble would be to get the authorities to allow it to be made and then there would be the small matter of censorship. :)
7th February, 2013 @ 8:16 p.m. (California Time)
Did Eli also design the Lykan Hypersports?
8th February, 2013 @ 12:52 a.m. (California Time)
brilliant car, well done eli and thank you to bmw for making a 4 year old's dreams come true
8th February, 2013 @ 2:15 a.m. (California Time)
"we all secretly wish we owned?" Please, let me try to introduce myself as a human being who has outlived any desire for any of the expensive cars shown here, let alone this silly monsrosity. I still know enough about exotic cars to be totally embarrassed by it. If this isn't a hoax, my respect for BMW just evaporated.
8th February, 2013 @ 4:32 a.m. (California Time)
Oh, come now, Bob Stuart, I think this is wonderful! Of course they aren't going to build this for real- a Porsche engine (let alone 19 of them) in a BMW just isn't going to happen.
My inner 3 year old approves!
8th February, 2013 @ 5:33 a.m. (California Time)
I see nothing about the MSRP.
8th February, 2013 @ 5:57 a.m. (California Time)
Bob, they only created a concept image. No engineering was do on this, I'm pretty sure. My guess is a designer only spent a few hours putting this image together. No ones suggesting this is a real concept. It's entertaining, no more.
8th February, 2013 @ 6:51 a.m. (California Time)
Ahh, the Bavarian Batmobile! Very cool.
8th February, 2013 @ 8:26 a.m. (California Time)
For those few posters that seem to be upset that BMW would dare to spend so much of its limited resources figuring out how to link 9 engines to a single transmission... relax. It's just a nice CG rendering of a 3D model. This likely took no more than a few hours of a single artist's time, and my guess it made for one super excited 4-year old.
That's the entire point of concept design! Be outrageous from time to time - who cares if it has no realistic application. I think this is awesome!
8th February, 2013 @ 8:50 a.m. (California Time)
I love it when I see someone encouraging the constructive imagination of children!! Who knows, maybe the kid will grow up to be the next Zora Arkus Duntov?? Anybody else here remember that guy? Maybe it's actually him, come back for another time around?
To all of the ladies who got their panties in a wad over a drawing that was created to bring a smile to a little boy's face, I say that it's time to take a "big boy" pill and ease up a bit!!
8th February, 2013 @ 11:03 a.m. (California Time)
@Bob Stuart - Where's your inner child? By that measure, where's your inner rational adult? This isn't even a 3D design. If it were, we would've had the pleasure of 10 or 15 photos of various views. Instead, we have the one photoshopped image.
8th February, 2013 @ 1:16 p.m. (California Time)
I do think there has been a little more time in the design, other than an image, why else would there be talk of engines with turbo's and power train. It will never become real prototype, but I am sure there is a little 3d design in there. Bring on the 3D printer.
I feel sorry for all those whom have lost there inner kid.
Imagination is the heart for all design, just wish I had the coin & ability to draw up and create, some of the items that have passed through my imagination.
Crippled old fart by body, little kid at heart.
8th February, 2013 @ 4:29 p.m. (California Time)
It's nice to see that a car company still has a heart.
Red Bike Master
8th February, 2013 @ 5:04 p.m. (California Time)
If they have a 3d model it would be easy to drop it into an animation.
Then three drivers hmmmmm
or Triple Stigs!!!!!
8th February, 2013 @ 5:59 p.m. (California Time)
I don't see where they could possibly fit 19 engines on this thing.
9th February, 2013 @ 11:57 p.m. (California Time)
BMW has a long history of keeping us entertained: http://www.bmweducation.co.uk/cofacts/view.asp?docID=49
They've been producing April fools ads every year since at least the late 80s, and then of course there's the new Mini.
11th February, 2013 @ 6:27 a.m. (California Time)
I think this is really cool. IMO, the kid has a future in car design. I like the way the kid thinks. :)
11th February, 2013 @ 6:31 a.m. (California Time)
It reminds me of Thunderbirds FAB1 on steroids.
11th February, 2013 @ 10:16 a.m. (California Time)
Make it in a Hummer (original) next time.
16th February, 2013 @ 4:37 p.m. (California Time)
seems like a train to me, so if one were to take take off the tires, and strengthen the wheels, lengthen the body, one would have a super fast car - - on tracks vehicle.
sort of a maybach train car??
16th February, 2013 @ 10:28 p.m. (California Time)