THE FUTURE IS WOW.
The highlights of the BMW Vision M NEXT.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Domagoj Dukec, Head of Design at BMW.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.
A STATEMENT FOR THE DRIVER.
Domagoj Dukec, Head of Design at BMW.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.
SHEER DRIVING PLEASURE REDEFINED.
The BMW Vision M NEXT embodies the future of the typical BMW driver orientation.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.