BMW Vision M Next is the future of driving, that is if you like getting behind the wheel yourself. This is an insight into the brand’s future of electric mobility matched with clever tech.
“The BMW Vision M NEXT provides a glimpse into the future of sporty driving,” says Adrian van Hooydonk, Senior Vice President BMW Group Design. He adds, “Design and technology make the ‘EASE’ and ‘BOOST’ experiences more natural and more intense.”
Ease relates to all the stuff the vehicle takes on related to ‘driving’ so the driver’s job is easier. Boost relates to ‘ultimate active driving experience’. This alongwith Autonomous driving, Connectivity, Electrification and Services (ACES) is the future at BMW Group.
It’s all brought together through intelligent and modern ‘Design’ combined with a treasure trove of tech inputs for immersive engagement. With BMW sports-car DNA, BMW Vision M NEXT hybrid sports car is a powerhouse of performance potential.
BMW Vision M NEXT draws inspiration from BMW Turbo and BMW i8 plug-in hybrid. Design focus lays on its low-slung, wedge-shaped silhouette. This is complemented with gullwing doors, and a striking colour scheme.
Front and rear end is finished in matt-neon shade Thrilling Orange contrasted with silk-matt Cast Silver metallic paintwork.
BMW Vision M NEXT features a Power PHEV drive system with a choice of electric all-wheel drive and pure rear-wheel drive. This is possible through all-electric propulsion or a turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine. Power output is pegged at 441 kW (600 hp) and top speed is pegged at 300 km/h (186 mph). BMW Vision M NEXT goes from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in three seconds, and BOOST+ mode provides the extra push of power.
In all-electric mode, maximum range is 100 km (62 miles). In essence, BMW Vision M NEXT sports car would be the right choice for a future wherein city centres are zero-emission zones.
The front-end design sports a signature BMW kidney grille with triangular elements in Thrilling Orange on the sides. This accentuates the side air intakes and integrated headlights. A blade-shaped air intake below the kidney grille brings to character racing streaks. Soft outer curves of the kidney grille openings are reminiscent of a turbine’s air intake.