BMW is interested in China automotive market. This Germany car producer cooperate a local partner, Brilliance China Automotive Holding Ltd for their electric car project and it’s targeted to be launched in 2013, while the concept debut will be showed in 2011 Beijing Auto Show.
China Youth Daily published that the basic of this BMW Megacity electric (they named it ECHO) was BMW 5 series, but they didn’t explain about this car’s technology.
BMW and Tongji University are developing this ECHO, but later, this electric car will be developed at BMW facility in Shanyang, China, which uses China technology resource.
The agreement between BMW and BCAH includes 50:50 joint venture, building BMW 3 Series and BMW Series 5. BMW will sell 169,000 units in 2012, including MINI for China market.