BMW's Fun Surprise: Electric Dune Buggy

 All Electric & Powerful Off-Roader


                 Source:  BMW Dune Taxi

The Dune Taxi That's Meant to Race

German, luxury carmaker BMW has created an electric, off-road, racing car, called the Dune Taxi.  The EV is anything but a taxi.  It's a top performance Extreme E racing vehicle for desert sands. Interestingly, it's a totally, all-electric, green machine that's made of plant-based material.  Specifically, the body is composed of natural fiber reinforced polymer which is similar to carbon-fiber in its lightweight nature.  This vehicle is something new, exciting and unexpected from BMW.  Automotive experts are intrigued by what the car is, what it may become and what BMW's plans are for it -- all of which BMW hasn't disclosed.  We do know one thing: the performance of the off-roader is very impressive.

Tech Specs

The Dune Taxi can tackle the tallest sand dunes in the world, and it handles regular roads equally well.  It has a combination of all of BMW's top new technologies. It has LED lights, an airscoop roof, dual kidney grills and huge wheels.  The vehicle has a powerful, all-electric powertrain that pumps out 536 hp and 737 lb-ft. of torque.  There's also an advanced suspension system that provides 16 inches of suspension travel for driving up and down dunes and doing jumps.  The Dune Taxi is meant for extreme racing in desert sand conditions.  It has gullwing doors and can ascend an incline of 130 degrees.  So far, BMW hasn't indicated when it might be available and when it might be entered into racing competitions.  In 2022, there are two international Extreme E racing events left:  the Copper X-Prix in late September in Chile and the Energy X Prix in late November in Uruguay. 


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