The iNEXT isn't going to hit the road until 2021 - and will be built in Germany - but BMW are planning a proper iNEXT Concept later this year, and the design sketch tease is meant to point us in the right direction. As well as publishing this rather unrevealing teaser image, BMW has also confirmed the vehicle itself will be unveiled in all its electrified glory later this year. At its Annual General Meeting, BMW CEO Harald Krüger presented an initial design concept for the company's new technology flagship. We can expect the final design to be similar in size and shape to an X5, in other words a mid-size SUV.
It is precisely known that new electric auto will get all the most advanced technology, including systems Autonomous (semi-Autonomous) control, advanced security system and the latest infotainment technology.
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The iNext is created to be a technology showcase for BMW: electric propulsion, full self-driving, and advanced interfaces, said BMW CEO Harald Krueger.
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The iNext's electric powertrain will pair with a new semi-autonomous driving system that will enable Level 3 autonomy. That means an electric vehicle with a high degree of autonomy.
German automaker BMW announced a recall of 11.7 thousand diesel vehicles due to the fact that they installed the software, lowered the level of harmful emissions. That iNext too, will sit on a modular platform - BMW even says "if that sounds a bit like Lego, that's roughly the idea".
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The BMW iNext will go into production at the company's Dingolfing factory in 2021.