Successor of BMW i8 will hit the market as soon as 2021

BMW iNext is the luxurious electric vehicle with extremely eccentric look and terrific specs – things like Alive Geometry and autopilot come in this car as a standard feature.

6/1/16 5:00 am chumakdenis 1

Not so long time ago legendary Bavarian automaker was celebrating its 100th anniversary and for this event the company has even created a special car called BMW Vision Next 100 – the concept that was created with the purpose to show everyone how Goddamn cool BMW’s cutting-edge technologies could be – I swear to God, even latest Tesla Model 3 looks like Fred Flinestone’s car in comparison with this beb.

HUD, the interior that can drive itself(video of it below),autopilot features,so-called Alive Geometry and these are only a few of things that this car can do.

Like all other visitor's hearts, mine stopped beating when I saw her...Vision Next 100.

The car was incredibly good...way to good to be the truth.

And actually it was so – shortly after BMW World Premiere I've learned that the car will never go into production – the purpose of its creation was just to showcase all the stuff that BMW has.

Believe you or not, but I turned into a blubbering mess after these words, as if I girl that I really liked has just refused my prom invitation.

Nevertheless, my grief wasn't long and afterwards, I've learned that Vision Next 100 will make into production,even though with a different name – iNext.

Well, different isn't that big of a deal.

The most important news is that the car will be produced and...we already know plenty of facts about her.

So,let's not waste anymore and learn about things that we know about the car.

 

 

The overall length of the vehicle will be 5 meters. Height is said to be one meter 37 centimeters.

 The drag coefficient is 0,18.

The body of the vehicle as well as wheels will be made from renewable materials.

Features:

Digital companion

6072.jpgThe digital intelligence of the BMW VISION NEXT 100 is concentrated in the Companion, which provides the driver with subtle, intuitive assistance in every situation. Perfect connectivity between the user and the surroundings enables the BMW Companion to always provide the right recommendations to meet personal mobility preferences, both during driving and outside the vehicle.

Alive geometry

6073.jpgThe Alive Geometry of the BMW VISION NEXT 100 performs two main functions. On the one hand, it serves as an analogue display system on the dashboard, alerting the driver to incidents and objects ahead. From the exterior, the Alive Geometry is visible in the form of movable wheelhouse covers for optimal aerodynamics.

Boost and Ease

6074.jpgIn Boost Mode, the driver becomes one with the vehicle and will be able to experience even more intense driving pleasure in the future. In fully-automated Ease Mode, on the other hand, the Companion takes over all driving tasks and the interior is transformed into an individual comfort zone.

A few words from Harald Krueger

6075.jpgHarald Krueger, BMW CEO told annual shareholders in Munich that the upcoming vehicle with “cutting-edge” electric drivetrain and all new interior will be able to drive itself. The new release, along with BMW’s current “i” line are all efforts to compete in the luxury car electric vehicle market.

This will be an addition to the line which already includes the i8 PHEV and the i3 BEV/REx. Krueger said:

i"Next is set to be our new innovation driver, with autonomous driving, digital connectivity, intelligent lightweight design, a totally new interior and ultimately bringing the next generation of electro-mobility to the road.”

Defense strategy

The all-new car is the centerpiece of BMW's effort to defend its position in the luxury-car market from challengers such as Tesla Motors.

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Don't forget that BMW may lose the top spot in global luxury car sales this year for the first time since 2005.

Mercedes, benefiting from a rejuvenated product lineup and a host of all-new models, took the lead during the first quarter when sales rose more than twice as fast as BMW's.

Decreased price

The battle to stay in the lead contributed to price cuts to entice buyers to BMW's relatively older cars. The average price of BMW's vehicles declined 5.9 percent to about 33,700 euros ($38,500) in the first quarter as demand for cheaper cars like the X1 SUV powered past sales of the revamped 7-series sedan, according to Bloomberg calculations.

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Still, BMW said it's on course to meet 2016 targets of delivering slight increases in pretax profit and car sales for the seventh record year in a row, Krueger said.

"After our first quarter, we are on track for the full year," Krueger mentioned, who's been at the helm of the 100-year-old company for a year.

"We have always stressed that our centenary is a springboard to the future."

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