What Is BMW iNEXT?

August 08, 2019
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The BMW iNext has a 2021 launch date, so it won’t be available until the 2022 model year. But that doesn’t mean people aren’t excited about the opportunities here! BMW has already suggested this BMW electric SUV will offer a 435 mile range as well as Level 3 Autonomous technology, and the prototypes many enthusiasts have seen on the track suggest the company has much in store for potential buyers with this one. 

i Aspirations

One of the most noticeable features of this vehicle is that it looks like current BMW i models, and that’s to be expected. In spy photos from the test tracks, you can clearly see the i8 slim LED headlight design and other typical i series features like the dashboard design. You can also echoes of other BMW crossover vehicles, as the rough shape and size seems to be the same. 

It does, however, sport a flat hood design the others don’t, as well as a shorter grille. The unique panoramic windshield many have come to expect has been placed on this version of the vehicle. 

BMW iNext Display Possibilities

A huge curved display will likely separate this vehicle from its counterparts, as BMW works to refine their infotainment concept. It will likely be more driver oriented and feature the instrument cluster and that infotainment system in one, clean piece. It could literally look like it’s floating, something no other vehicle manufacture has managed to this point. Non-reflecting glass will be a must with this one, as that will help to ensure designers don’t have to create a hood to help reduce any possibility of glare with this model. BMW has suggested it will be held in place by a small magnesium bracket.  

Given the fact that it’s still very early in this process, much of this is likely to change over the next few months, but it’s getting harder not to speculate about this electric crossover. As electric vehicles continue to dominate markets today, this one will be a hot concept once enthusiasts finally get a look at its more finished form.

Category: BMW i Series