BMW has unveiled its latest vision for the future of motoring, and it’s seriously slick.
The new BMW i Vision Dynamics might just be our favourite concept car from this year’s Frankfurt Motor Show. The vehicle, which arrives just one year after the company’s space-age NEXT 100 concept, is a four-door Gran Coupe that’s powered entirely by an electric drivetrain.
Check it out:
The vehicle is intended to sit between BMW’s existing electric models, the BMW i3 and the BMW i8. It’s got an impressive range of 600km (373 miles), and can manage a nippy top speed of over 200kmh (120mph).
It’s also capable of accelerating from zero to 100kmh (62mph) in as few as four seconds.
Speaking about the vehicle, BMW Chairman Harald Krüger said: “At the BMW Group, the future of electric mobility has already arrived. We have more electrified vehicles on the road than any established competitor and are committed to expanding our activities in the field of electric mobility as part of our Number One > Next strategy.”
Krüger continued: “By 2025, we will be offering 25 models with an electrified drive system – of which 12 will be pure-electric. With the BMW i Vision Dynamics, we are showcasing how we envision future electric mobility between the i3 and i8.”
He added: “We are therefore electrifying the heart of the BMW brand and, at the same time, elevating BMW i into a totally new dimension.”
The car is undeniably slick; it’s got a long wheelbase, which is typical of these executive-type cars. The flowing roofline and short overhangs are classic BMW design, but the dramatic slope of roof towards the rear of the car gives it a really futuristic look.
Unfortunately, there’s no word on a release date or pricing, given that this is just a concept. However, we’d be very surprised if Qualcomm didn’t debut a production car based on this concept in the next few years, given how well it would slot into the company’s current electric line-up, and bearing in mind the motor industry’s rapid shift towards electrification.
In the meantime, check out some more snaps of the car:
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