BMW Vision M Next crashes Frankfurt party with dreamlike looks & cabin
BMW has unveiled the spectacular BMW Vision M Next Concept at the Frankfurt Motor Show 2019. Let us see what the future of the Bavarian automotive brand looks like.
From the outside, the car bears an ever-so-slight resemblance to the 1978 BMW M1, the marque’s first mid-engine vehicle ever. Unlike that one, though, the M Next packs a four-cylinder gasoline engine assisted by an electric motor duo. The total output lies close to 600 hp (450 kW).
The driver enjoys access to three powertrain modes: Gas, Electric (100 km / 62 miles max. range), and Hybrid. The coupe zaps from nothing to 100 km/h (62 mph) in three seconds flat and doesn’t hit its limit until 300 km/h (186 mph).
While the exterior of the BMW Vision M Next has a bit of a retro vibe to it, the cabin looks totally different. For one thing, there are no displays or center console. All information is displayed through HUDs. The steering wheel looks like something borrowed straight out of the aerospace industry, and there is not a single redundant detail in the entire design that could unnecessarily distract the driver from the road ahead.
Editor Andrew Raspopov