BMW has revealed the “i Vision Dynamics” concept at the Frankfurt motor show. With a claimed range of 373 miles, a top speed of over 20 mph and acceleration of 0-62 mph in four seconds, the four-door saloon is set to enter production in the not too distant future.
“By 2025 we will be offering 25 models with an electrified drive system – of which 12 will be pure-electric. 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,” says BMW boss, Harald Krüger.
“With the i3 and i8 we have designed a revolutionary city car and a revolutionary sports car,” adds Adrian van Hooydonk, senior vice president of BMW Group Design. “We are therefore demonstrating how the product range and the design language of BMW i can be evolved further into other concepts.”
Effectively an all-electric 3 Series, the new design study continues with a styling language seen on a raft of concept cars showcased by the German manufacturer over the past year and a half, particularly the NEXT 100 vision centenary vehicle and the more recent 8 Series Concept.
Specific details include barely visible joins and the flush integration of glass into the main body, as well as the classical BMW four-eyed front end.
However, riding on 22-inch wheels, the concept sits longer, wider and lower than the current road-going 3 Series.