The new BMW Vision iNext concept is meant to give us our best glimpse yet at BMW’s upcoming all electric series of cars. The iNext moniker (not intended for market use hopefully) is meant to signify BMW’s next generation of vehicles combining technologies of electrification and autonomy.
What you’re looking at above is our first view into the future – the BMW iNext concept. Yes BMW’s monumental project to release a (almost) fully autonomous electric car will not be a car at all. Rather it will be a four door crossover likely near the size of an X3. Of course this will be just the first in a range of products built on this same architecture and technology template. Products dates have been pegged as 2021 for the crossover and 2022 for the expected coupe-like sedan.
BMW Vision iNext – The Background
Chairman of the Board of Management of BMW AG, Harald Krüger, has already gone on record in saying that the pure-electric BMW iNEXT will be built at Plant Dingolfing from 2021. The idea is that the new technology flagship incorporates all major strategic areas of innovation in a road-ready vehicle.
Earlier this year Harald Krüger, Chairman of the Board of Management of BMW AG, said: “The iNEXT project is our building kit for the future. It will benefit the entire company and all our brands. For the first time, we are combining all key technologies for future mobility in one vehicle. The iNEXT is fully electric, fully connected and also offers highly automated driving. Today, we gave our shareholders a very first glimpse of the design of the BMW iNEXT. Later this year, we will be presenting the BMW iNEXT as a Vision Vehicle.”