Following in the wake of the BMW VISION NEXT 100 Concept, which envisioned a daring future where the connection between a BMW and its driver is made even stronger with a digital companion, the BMW i Vision Dynamics concept car made its world premiere this past September at the IAA Cars 2017 show in Frankfurt, Germany. The BMW i Vision Dynamics Concept previews BMW’s e-mobility future, which combines the cutting-edge efficiency of a battery electric powertrain with an advanced interpretation of BMW’s winning design.
“At the BMW Group, the future of electric mobility has already arrived,” said Harald Krüger, Chairman of the Board of Management, BMW AG. “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. 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 envisage future electric mobility between the i3 and i8: a dynamic and progressive four-door Gran Coupe,” Krüger added. “We are therefore electrifying the heart of the BMW brand and, at the same time, elevating BMW i into a totally new dimension.”
While the BMW i Vision Dynamics is a bold evolution of BMW’s design, it is nonetheless recognizable as having been developed upon the foundation of today’s Ultimate Driving Machine®. It boasts a long wheelbase, flowing roofline and short overhangs that give it a poised profile, as well as a unique take on the BMW kidney grilles that utilizes sensors to create an “intelligence surface.”
The BMW i Vision Dynamics, like today’s BMW vehicles, is more than a bold look. Its electric powertrain could potentially deliver up to 373-mile range while delivering a top speed of 120 mph and a 0-62 mph time of four seconds. Balancing form and function, the BMW i Vision Dynamics is not merely a proposition of something that might be; it’s a statement of intent, and a preview of what BMW sees when it envisions the future of electrification.
This article is presented by New Century BMW in Alhambra, California.