BMW Showcases New Tech in This Wild Concept
BMW has a vision for the future and that is the Vision M Next concept car. The vehicle pulls from the i8 hybrid as well as other previous BMW vehicles for inspiration. The model also has unique Laser Wire headlights, a new version of the BMW twin-kidney grille design and an overall sporty and futuristic look.
The car’s focus is on the driver. According to Adrian van Hooydonk, the company’s senior design VP, the vehicle’s design is really about the future of sporty driving.
Where the BMW Vision iNEXT illustrated how autonomous driving is set to transform life on board our vehicles, the BMW Vision M Next demonstrates how state-of-the-art technology can also make the experience of driving yourself purer and more emotionally engaging. In both models, the focus is firmly on the people inside. Design and technology make the ‘Ease’ and ‘Boost’ experiences more natural and more intense.
According to Carscoops, the Ease and Boost reference comes from the drive modes. Ease is the autonomous mode and Boost is the driver mode. The big news about this car is the Boost Pod, which is the instrument cluster and an augmented reality head-up display. The idea behind it is to eliminate distractions, so the driver can just focus on driving.
The powertrain of the Vision M Next is a plug-in hybrid system that uses electric motors and a turbo four-cylinder engine. Combined power output sits at 592 hp. That makes the car good for a 0-62 mph time of three seconds flat. The car has a top speed of 186 mph and an electric-only range of 62 miles.[embedded content]