THE FUTURE IS WOW.
The highlights of the BMW Vision M NEXT.
ULTIMATE DRIVING EXPERIENCE.
With a distinctive, electrified sports car, BMW is providing a look ahead to the brand’s uncompromisingly sporty promise for the future.
The BMW Vision M NEXT is a progressive sports car that makes a clear and self-confident statement both in terms of its appearance and its interaction.
THRILLING DRIVING PLEASURE.
The BMW Vision M NEXT places the driver at the centre of attention.
The BOOST Pod is the key element in the interior. Intelligent technologies support the driver and deliver the right contents at the right time. Immersed and focused, the pilot becomes the ultimate driver.
PERFECTION IN SPORTS CAR AESTHETICS.
Clear surface design and sports car proportions.
With its sporty proportions and just a few precise lines, the BMW Vision M NEXT, portrays a strong character. The idea of reduced simplicity brings together exterior and interior.
THE POWER OF ATTRACTION.
The design of the BMW Vision M NEXT.
The soft outer radii of the BMW double kidney grille are reminiscent of the air intake of a turbine. The double kidney grille is closed by layers that on second viewing reveal an illuminated, laser-engraved pattern.
The prominent kidney grille is flanked by triangular elements in Thrilling Orange, emphasizing the laterally positioned air intakes and the integrated headlights. Taut surfaces cross the bonnet like strands of muscle.
AGILITY WHILE STATIONARY.
The diagonal colour separation underlines the dynamics in the flat, wedge-shaped silhouette. The self-assured extremely graphic colour blocking with the matt and highly pigmented shade of Thrilling Orange stands in stark contrast to the silk-matt exterior colour of Cast Silver.
FUTURISTICALLY INTERPRETED ICONS.
The contours on the pronounced shoulder line trace the iconic Hofmeister kink. The opening that tapers from the window surface to the rear interrupts the drawing in a similar way to a gill and optically stretches the vehicle.
INSPIRED BY LEGENDS.
The design of the rear window quotes the BMW M1. The three-part louvres are made of glass and emphasise the horizontal orientation of the rear. Below is an area produced from recycled carbon fibre, which encloses the technically designed diffuser and clearly reveals the aerodynamic aspirations.
A wafer-thin glass fibre on each side of the rear lights is reminiscent of an abstracted heart rate monitor. The laser wire technology in the front creates an extremely precise interpretation of the typical BMW face with its four headlights as eyes.
Precise openings in the intricate, three-dimensional multi-spoke design accentuate the inimitable aesthetics and ensure a low weight for the rims. The coloured inserts in the rear rims are not only a visual highlight but also achieve optimum aerodynamic efficiency.
Domagoj Dukec, Head of Design at BMW.Intelligent technologies in the BMW Vision M NEXT support the driver and supply the right information at exactly the right time. Operation is intuitive and unambiguous, all details are displayed directly in the driver’s field of vision.
A STATEMENT FOR THE DRIVER.
AHEAD OF THE PRESENT.
AHEAD OF THE PRESENT.
Domagoj Dukec, Head of Design at BMW.Innovative materials have helped to design a modern, luxurious interior. The geometry is clear and restrained while, at the same time, individual details are showcased like high-quality accessories.
SHEER DRIVING PLEASURE REDEFINED.
The BMW Vision M NEXT embodies the future of the typical BMW driver orientation.
FROM A SINGLE MOULD.
When the two scissor doors open, an interior appears that allows driver and vehicle to merge with one another into a single unit. The dominant colour is the dark shade of Midnight Blue. As on the exterior, the colour of Thrilling Orange adds selective contrasts.
A MAXIMUM OF MINIMALISM.
The conical dashboard oriented towards the driver has a minimalist and flat design. All functional elements such as air vents and pockets are integrated almost invisibly and hence highly efficiently into the geometry.
The real gem is the BOOST Pod. Consisting of a horizontally aligned steering wheel, a transparent Curved Glass Display and a Full AR Head-Up Display brings together all control options and information for the driver. Above the BMW logo in the steering wheel, the BMW Vision M NEXT is brought to life.
CURVED GLASS DISPLAY.
The transparent Curved Glass Display forms the second level. Like a visor, it extends in front of the driver and supplies information such as revs, speed, energy management of the vehicle or the driver’s pulse.
FULL HEAD-UP DISPLAY.
The full-area Head-Up Display forms the third level. As speed increases, the information relevant to driving shifts to the Head-Up Display so that drivers have everything within their field of vision. Thanks to augmented reality technology, the information is superimposed onto the real picture. In this way, you can drive the perfect ideal line with a virtual ghost car to lead the way.
LIKE A SECOND SKIN.
The two seat shells are part of the flowing seat sculpture and lined with a foam using the shape-memory effect to provide an optimum enclosure for the body. Suspended above the two seat shells are headrests that create a hovering effect and thus underline the expression of lightness.
LIKE A SECOND SKIN.
The design of the BMW Vision M NEXT is the result of an internal contest. BMW designers competed against one another with their hand-drawn sketches and visualisations. Several rounds took place to select the best designs until, finally, the draft to be implemented was picked out. The process from initial idea to complete vision vehicle took roughly 18 months. “This type of implementation doesn’t function unless all those involved pursue the same target. This is why I’m very proud of my team, who have been working intensely on the project over the last few months”, says Domagoj Dukec, Head of BMW Design.