The new BMW i Vision Dynamics was shown today at the 2017 Frankfurt Auto Show, pointing us in the direction where the BMW Group is heading in the next few years. The four-door Gran Coupe is not a classic concept car, but a preview of a real standard vehicle: the study of today will come as a standard vehicle on the road in 2021 with a range of 600 kilometers. It will also have the ability to sprint from 0 to 100 in 4.0 seconds and a top speed of over 200 km/h.
The design of the BMW i Vision Dynamics is based on the study Vision Next 100, which was presented last year, but has already taken a major step towards the development of the standard vehicle. The interior of the four-door hatchback sedan is intended to provide at least comfort for four occupants, the ability to drive autonomously with the help of state-of-the-art assistance systems, as well as state-of-the-art infotainment with comprehensive networking.
Although the BMW i Vision Dynamics is, in a sense, the beginning, it is by no means a solitaire. Starting in 2020, the BMW Group will gradually offer all models with a choice in drivetrain so that customers can choose between combustion, plug-in hybrid and pure electric drive. This is made possible by a scalable electrical architecture, which can be integrated into two flexible architectures. Electric mobility will therefore become a new standard, not a single case in a fleet of combustion engines.
Just like the BMW Vision Efficient Dynamics, the new concept aims to be an emotional car that shows BMW’s commitment not only to electric drives but also to emotional design. With the i3 and i8 we have designed a revolutionary city car and a revolutionary sports car,” says Adrian van Hooydonk, Senior Vice President BMW Group Design. “And now the BMW i Vision Dynamics is combining electric mobility with the core values of BMW: dynamism and elegance. We are therefore demonstrating how the product range and the design language of BMW i can be evolved further into other concepts.”