BMW Vision M NEXT, three-quarter rear view, standing

BMW VISION M NEXT

BMW VISION M NEXT

BMW VISION M NEXT

A statement for the driver: The BMW Vision M NEXT gives a preview of what the electrified future of the BMW M brand might look like. Unlike the BMW Vision iNEXT, which showed how autonomous driving will change life on board, the BMW Vision M NEXT demonstrates how digital intelligence can make the self-determined driving experience purer and more emotional. The exterior underlines this aspiration with its sports car proportions while the interior consistently places the driver at the centre of attention. Find out here how the BMW Vision M NEXT lends a new dimension to sporty driving pleasure. 

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THE FUTURE IS WOW.

The highlights of the BMW Vision M NEXT.

BMW Vision M NEXT, topview, driving

ULTIMATE DRIVING EXPERIENCE.

BMW Vision M NEXT, Interior, Cockpit with, steering wheel, Boost Pod, Curved Glass Display, Full AR Head-Up Display

THRILLING DRIVING PLEASURE.

BMW Vision M NEXT, side view, standing, opened gull-wing doors

PERFECTION IN SPORTS CAR AESTHETICS.

BMW Vision M NEXT, topview, driving

ULTIMATE DRIVING EXPERIENCE.

With a distinctive, electrified sports car, BMW M 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.

BMW Vision M NEXT, Interior, Cockpit with, steering wheel, Boost Pod, Curved Glass Display, Full AR Head-Up Display

THRILLING DRIVING PLEASURE.

The BMW Vision M NEXT places the focus on the driver.

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 driver becomes the ultimate driver.

BMW Vision M NEXT, side view, standing, opened gull-wing doors

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.

For the BMW Vision M NEXT, the BMW design team turned to the iconic BMW Turbo and the groundbreaking BMW i8 for inspiration. In line with the new BMW design strategy, the BMW Vision M NEXT exudes a powerful character with its sporty proportions and the presence of just a few, crisp lines.
BMW Vision M NEXT, front view, driving
BMW Vision M NEXT, three-quarter rearview, Hofmeister kink
BMW Vision M NEXT, side view, standing, rims
BMW Vision M NEXT, close-up, Exterior, BMW kidney grille
BMW Vision M NEXT, side view, standing
BMW Vision M NEXT, rear view, BMW M1
BMW Vision M NEXT, rear view, BMW Turbo
BMW Vision M NEXT, close-up, Exterior, BMW kidney grille

DYNAMIC WEIGHTLESSNESS.

The soft outer edges of the BMW kidney grille are reminiscent of a turbine’s air intake. The kidney grille is blanked off by layers that on second viewing reveal an illuminated, laser-engraved pattern.

BMW Vision M NEXT, front view, driving

RADICAL POWER PACK.

The protruding kidney grille is flanked by triangular elements in Thrilling Orange, emphasising the laterally positioned air intakes and the integrated headlights. Taut surfaces arch the bonnet like powerful muscles.

BMW Vision M NEXT, side view, standing

AGILITY EVEN STANDING STILL.

The diagonal colour separation underlines the dynamics in the low-slung, wedge-shaped silhouette. The self-assured extremely graphic colour blocking with the matt and highly pigmented shade of Thrilling Orange stands in strong contrast to the silk-matt exterior colour of Cast Silver.

BMW Vision M NEXT, three-quarter rearview, Hofmeister kink

ICONS, FUTURE-FOCUSED INTERPRETED.

The contours on the pronounced shoulder line trace the iconic Hofmeister kink. The design is broken up by a gill-like aperture that narrows as it sweeps back from the window surface towards the tail, giving the car a more elongated appearance.

BMW Vision M NEXT, rear view, BMW M1

INSPIRED BY LEGENDS.

The design of the rear takes its cue from the BMW M1. The three-part fins are made of glass and emphasise the horizontal orientation of the rear-end styling. The area below it is made from recycled carbon material and incorporates the technical-looking diffuser, which provides a clear indication of the vehicle’s aerodynamic credentials.

BMW Vision M NEXT, rear view, BMW Turbo

PULSE ACCELERATOR.

A single, ultra-thin glass fibre on each side is fashioned to look like an abstract ECG trace of a heartbeat. The laser wire technology in the front creates an extremely precise interpretation of BMW’s signature four-eyed front end.

BMW Vision M NEXT, side view, standing, rims

HIGH-PERFORMANCE ATHLETICISM.

Precisely engineered gaps in the wheels’ intricate, three-dimensional multi-spoke design result in low weight, maximum rigidity and reduced air resistance. The coloured inserts in the rear rims are not only a visual highlight but also achieve optimum aerodynamic efficiency.

In the BMW Vision M NEXT, intelligent technologies support the driver and display the right content at the right time. Operation is clear and intuitive, with all information presented in the driver’s direct field of view.
Domagoj Dukec, Head of Design at BMW.
BMW Vision M NEXT, rear view, model

A STATEMENT FOR THE DRIVER.

The vision of tomorrow’s driving pleasure.

BMW Vision M NEXT

EXTERIOR DESIGN.

BMW Vision M NEXT

EXTERIOR DESIGN.

At the front, orange Air Blades extend from both sides towards the centre of the vehicle and, in conjunction with the blade-shaped air intake below the kidney grille, create a clear racing aesthetic. From a side view, the low-slung, wedge-shaped sports car silhouette, the contours ascending towards the rear and the diagonal, orange colour separation give the impression that the BMW Vision M NEXT is surging forward even when standing still. The rear sculpture combines the sides optically, thus emphasising the vehicle’s width. The technically designed diffuser is made of recycled carbon fibre and underlines the aerodynamic aspirations.
BMW Vision M NEXT

BOOST+

BMW Vision M NEXT

BOOST+

The Power-PHEV drive of the BMW Vision M NEXT allows the driver to choose between four electrically driven wheels or a purist rear-wheel drive – purely electrically or accelerated by turbocharged 4-cylinder petrol engine. A system output of 441kW (600 hp) permits a top speed of up to 300 km/h and catapults the BMW Vision M NEXT from 0 to 100 km/h in 3 seconds. The range in purely electric driving mode extends up to 100 km – in most cases this is sufficient to cover a large proportion of journeys purely electrically. Consequently, the BMW Vision M NEXT is also a future-proof sports car for inner cities with potential zero-emissions zones.
BMW Vision M NEXT

IMMERSE YOURSELF.

BMW Vision M NEXT

IMMERSE YOURSELF.

To ensure that concentration is reinforced with increasing pace, the information displayed in the BMW Vision M NEXT adapts according to what is known as the focus logic of speed: if the vehicle is standing still, the displays are shown in the steering wheel. When the driver sets off, the Curved Glass Display presents the information. If the driving situation calls for the driver’s full attention, the information shifts to the Head-Up Display. It is continuously possible to communicate with the BMW Intelligent Personal Assistant.
We have used innovative materials to create a modern and luxurious interior. While its geometry is clear and restrained, individual details are showcased like high-quality accessories.
Domagoj Dukec, Head of Design at BMW.

SHEER DRIVING PLEASURE REDEFINED.

The BMW Vision M NEXT embodies the future of the typical BMW driver orientation.

The BMW Vision M NEXT shows the next step of the typical BMW driver orientation. The entire interior focuses on the BOOST Pod. Geometry is consciously restrained so that the driver can concentrate completely on the driving experience.
BMW Vision M NEXT, interior, design, dashboard
BMW Vision M NEXT, Interior, Boost Pod, Curved Glass Display
BMW Vision M NEXT, side view, interior, open gull-wing doors, model
BMW Vision M NEXT, interior, design, cockpit, Boost Pod
BMW Vision M NEXT, Interior, Boost Pod, Full AR Head-up Display
BMW Vision M NEXT, interior, design, seat shelts
BMW Vision M NEXT, side view, interior, open gull-wing doors, model

LIKE A SINGLE PIECE.

The two gullwing doors open to reveal the beautiful interior that allows driver and vehicle to become one. The dominant colour is the dark shade of Midnight Blue. As on the exterior, the colour of Thrilling Orange adds selective contrasts.

BMW Vision M NEXT, interior, design, dashboard

A MAXIMUM OF MINIMALISM.

With a tapering form that channels the focus on the driver, the dashboard has a flat, minimalist design. All functional elements, such as air vents and pockets are seamlessly hidden in the geometry, yet they are still highly efficient.

BMW Vision M NEXT, interior, design, cockpit, Boost Pod

BOOST POD.

The masterpiece 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. The BOOST+ mode allows additional power at the press of a button. Touching the BMW Logo in the steering wheel brings the BMW Vision M NEXT into life.

BMW Vision M NEXT, Interior, Boost Pod, Curved Glass Display

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.

BMW Vision M NEXT, Interior, Boost Pod, Full AR Head-up Display

FULL AR 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.

BMW Vision M NEXT, interior, design, seat shelts

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.

BMW Vision M NEXT, exterior, design, rear view, sketch
BMW Vision M NEXT, development, exterior, design, side view, sketch
BMW Vision M NEXT, development, interior, design, Boost Pod
BMW Vision M NEXT, development, interior, design, engineers talking
BMW Vision M NEXT, development, Boost Pod, design, engineers talking

ON A MISSION FOR THE FUTURE.

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.

BMW Vision iNEXT, rear view

THE BMW VISION iNEXT.