BMW commits to electric vehicle production, introduces i Vision Dynamics concept coupe

BMW commits to electric vehicle production, introduces i Vision Dynamics concept coupe

"With the BMW i Vision Dynamics we are showcasing how we envisage future electric mobility between the i3 and i8: a dynamic and progressive, four-door Gran Coupe".

The i Vision Dynamic has a range of 600 kilometers (373 miles) so it's clearly targeting the Tesla Model S market.

Naturally this model would slot into BMW's EV range between the existing i3 hatch and i8 supercar, but with four doors and a boot it should appeal to a wider, environmentally conscious audience.

But the unveiling of the i Vision Dynamics at the show was more about BMW's plans for the future, and less about the vehicle itself.

"With the i3 and i8 we have designed a revolutionary city vehicle and a revolutionary sports auto", said Adrian van Hooydonk, BMW Group's Design chief.

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While the powertrain of the i Vision Dynamics is the major talking point, the show car's styling carries a hint of future styling direction for the BMW brand - not least of all the stylised grille, now a conjoined version of the famous kidneys. "We are therefore demonstrating how the product range and the design language of BMW i can be evolved further into other concepts".

The strongly sculpted bonnet leads to a swept back windscreen whose glass structure runs all the way to the rear of the vehicle. "Our top priority is electric mobility", BMW CEO Harald Krueger said the company.

BMW says the i5 will be in showrooms from 2021, but whether it will resemble the design shown in Frankfurt remains to be seen. When the iVision Dynamics Concept will make it into production, it may be badged as an i5.

BMW says it will have 25 electrified models in its lineup by 2025, 12 of which will be fully electric. "We are therefore electrifying the heart of the BMW brand and, at the same time, elevating BMW i into a totally new dimension".

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