This is expected to be the eco BMW concept that will make its debut at the Frankfurt motor show next month.
Underneath the thin covering is what looks like a two-door coupe showcasing BMW’s future environmental technology.
Many of the styling elements will give a nod towards future BMW models and will be seen on the forthcoming new 3-series and 1-series.
The car has been dubbed 'EfficientDynamics Vision', but one suggestion is that it is a glimpse of the the styling of the new 6-series coupe.
From the pictures this would seem possible, the car having similar proportions to the current 6-series. The rear end is less bulbous than that of today's car.
The car itself appears to ride high, but this is probably due to a lack of engine and drivetrain.
Expect the concept to feature lightweight materials and aerodynamic developments to direct airflow across the car, contributing to a headline drag coefficient.