Published: Fri, May 18, 2018
Money | By Armando Alvarado

BMW teases design concept for iNext electric auto

BMW teases design concept for iNext electric auto

Compared with that somewhat homely sedanlike shape, though, this iNext concept more closely resembles a crossover, perhaps evoking the design of the Jaguar I-Pace.

Very little is known about the iNEXT at this point beyond that it will be an electric vehicle inspired by the recent Vision NEXT concepts unveiled by the German premium brand.

As for other upcoming BMW models, the i Vision Dynamics previewed the Tesla Model S-rivalling i5, also due in 2021, while an electric version of the X3, the iX3, is just around the corner.

A modular platform will be used to build the iNext, with Mr Krueger describing its platform as "our building kit for the future". "It will benefit the entire company and all our brands", Krüger said in a statement. For the first time, we are combining all key technologies for future mobility in one vehicle.

It'll be fully connected as well as fully electrified, with "safe, partially autonomous driving" capabilities.

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BMW has teased a new picture of the iNEXT concept auto that it will reveal later this year.

It is supposed to be available with three different battery sizes: a 60 kilowatt-hour battery with 280 miles of range, a 90-kwh battery good for about 342 miles, and a range-topping 120-kwh battery with 435 miles of range.

Autonomous technology flagship to be revealed later in the year in concept form; will enter production in 2021. The i4 was originally introduced as the BMW i Vision Dynamics Concept, before being given the i4 name, but nobody knows how it looks like since the production auto hasn't been shown.

So far, BMW's "Vision Vehicles" have been highly experimental show cars that can give some design cues about the automaker's future, but that's about it.

Krüger told the shareholders: "Today, we wanted to give our shareholders an exclusive first glimpse".

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