While most spotlights have been educated on the brutish BMW Concept X7 iPerformance SUV and the sharp M8 GTE race car, the German automaker quietly pulled the covers off one other idea automotive. The brand new BMW i Imaginative and prescient Dynamics is a peek into the way forward for the i model and previews what we may see slotting in between the quirky i3 hatchback and the putting i8 grand tourer.
Visually, the i Imaginative and prescient Dynamics isn’t streamlined as its identify. It wears the usually cartoonish proportions we’ve come to anticipate from moonshot idea automobiles, particularly the unusual kidney-style grille that appears to have been crossed with parts of Lexus’ Spindle grille.
Some options are clearly not meant for the manufacturing line, together with the broad, angular decrease entrance and rear bumpers, huge wheels, and thin, form-over-function headlights. Different touches, together with the blacked out B-pillars and windshield that blends into the roofline, will doubtless make it to the forthcoming automotive.
Total, it’s a bit extra bulbous and swollen than what we’ve come to anticipate from the blue-and-white roundel. Nonetheless, it’s not an offensive design, and it seems to be proper in keeping with present and future BMW i merchandise.
On that entrance, this four-door profile could be much like the one we discover on the forthcoming i5 sedan. To slot in with the i ethos, the Imaginative and prescient Dynamics silently scoots round city because of the electrical powertrain that sits beneath the massive bodywork. In response to BMW, its good for a variety of 373 miles, a Zero-62 mph dash in underneath 4 seconds, and a prime pace that stops at 120 mph.
We’ll keep watch over the horizon for extra on BMW i’s center little one. Within the meantime, try the way forward for eco-minded Bimmers within the gallery beneath.