BMW i Vision Dynamics: A look into BMW's EV future

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BMW calls the i Vision Dynamics a "four-door Gran Coupe study".

BMW hasn't said much about the electric powertrain that's underneath, but it did let it slip that it offers a range of 600 km (373 miles), a top speed of over 200 km/h (124 mph) and can go from 0-100 km/h (62 mph) in just four seconds. BMW stated its ambitious goal during the Frankfurt Motor Show, where it unveiled its new i Vision Dynamics, a four-door coupe that could give Tesla's Model S a run for its money. 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. At the front, the i Vision Dynamics retains the classic BMW twin kidney grille treatment with a twist. There is a lot of showboating with the BMW i Vision Dynamics, however, it looks very promising for that all-important electronic saloon!

Adrian van Hooydonk, senior vice president at BMW Group Design, added: "With the i3 and i8 we have designed a revolutionary city auto and a revolutionary sports vehicle". "We are therefore demonstrating how the product range and the design language of BMW i can be evolved further into other concepts". Interestingly, BMW has also confirmed that all electric cars from the BMW brand, starting with the electric X3, will be grouped under the BMW i sub-brand. It features a long wheelbase, flowing roofline and short overhangs. Sounds like a solid Tesla competitor to us. Oddly enough, BMW said nothing direct of the vehicle's self-driving capabilities, though alluded to the feature by saying the car's underlying sensors turn its kidneys into an "intelligence surface".

BMW chairman Harald Krüger describes the concept as electrifying the heart of the BMW brand and, at the same time, elevating the brand's I electric sub brand into a totally new dimension.

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