Unfortunately, the BMW i8 is already becoming obsolete, and with the appearance on the market of new, more sophisticated alternatives, BMW needs to show something new.
Bavarian engineers presented Next M coupe Vision Concept: new two-door model with electric drive, which anticipates the future BMW cars powered by batteries. Debuting at the conference, NextGen BMW in Munich, concept Vision M Next shared many elements of his style with i8. But the latest concept of the BMW is what the company calls “D + ACES” — the building blocks of the future. The new concept consists of five key elements: design and Autonomous driving, connectivity, electrification and services.
Vision BMW M Concept Next visually different from the i8 and other vehicles of the brand’s unique color palette. The front and rear of the car, covered with matte neon Orange paint Thrilling, combined with the rest of the conceptual hull painted in silk Cast Silver. The wheel is also quite interesting. The front discs wear traditional silver / black two-tone finish, while the rear kits have the same design of the spokes, but with a Thrilling Orange accents that match the color scheme of the body.
But the concept of M Next also is the debut application of innovative technology Light Laser Light. BMW describes the new lighting technology as “the only thin plate glass, which demonstrates abstract cardiogram of the heartbeat, is manufactured with high precision.”
In motion M Next Concept is a four-cylinder gasoline-electric hybrid powertrain with a total output of 600 horsepower. All this power gives rapid acceleration to 100 km/h — the car maker assures that this index does not exceed 3.0 seconds and a top speed of 300 km/h; function “BOOST +” adds extra power at the touch of a button. Power reserve of new items solely on electric is about 100 km.
Interior M Next Concept is made in the same radical style as its appearance. Facial recognition opens doors in the style of “gull-wing” at a glance. Inside catches the eye head-up display augmented reality, the Central display of curved glass and a sleek digital instrument panel that displays information in real-time.
“The BMW Vision M Next gives an idea about the future of sporty driving.Where the BMW Vision iNEXT demonstrated how Autonomous driving will change the life on our vehicles, the BMW Vision M NEXT demonstrates how modern technology can make your way more clean and emotional,” said Adrian van Hooydonk, senior Vice President BMW Group Design.