The new BMW Vision M NEXT, which debuted at BMW’s new tech conference, the BMW Group #NEXTGen, represents the brand’s concept of a sports car. With references to the automaker’s past and a look into its future, the BMW Vision M NEXT promises to be well-received by sports car fans.
One the highlights of the BMW Vision M NEXT is its intelligent technology, which is – based on the D+ACES (Design + Autonomous driving, Connectivity, Electrification, and Services) and hopes to turn the person at the wheel into the ultimate driver. The concept car also features a new standalone infotainment platform for personal mobility and design elements like the low, wedge-shaped silhouette, gullwing doors, and distinctive orange color, which are considered references to the BMW Turbo and BMW i8.
The Power PHEV drive concept, which provides an electric motor at both the front and rear axle, supports pure-electric rear-wheel drive and pure-electric all-wheel drive. Also, a powerful four-cylinder petrol engine can deliver power directly to the rear wheels. Maximum output of 600 hp provides 0 to 62 mph acceleration in three seconds. Future-proofed urban driving thanks to an electric range of 62 miles.
The front and rear sections of the BMW Vision M NEXT are finished in matt-neon Thrilling Orange, which produces a vivid contrast against the exterior’s otherwise silk-matt Cast Silver metallic paintwork. The front end of the vehicle is a modern interpretation of two classical BMW icons: the kidney grille and four-eyed front end. Also, the innovative Laser Wire light technology adds a striking light design, and large air intakes and a front spoiler made from recycled carbon provide a racing-car aesthetic.
The interior features integrated seat shells, constructed in a foam material with shape memory properties, which ensures maximum comfort and optimum support. The BOOST Pod, an interface between driver and car, consolidates all control options and information on three visual tiers directly in front of the driver and includes a full-surface Augmented Reality Head-Up Display in the windscreen.
Finally, the interior of the BMW Vision M NEXT includes a mix of materials, such as woven synthetic fibers in Midnight Blue with a distinctive look and a leather-like feel, titanium with a warm, glistening tone and painted surfaces. The result is a modern and luxurious sports car that will surely get people talking.