The appropriately-named Vision M Next looks like it has evolved the BMW i8 and certainly the talk of the powertrain suggests that. The Vision M Next is a plug-in hybrid model, offering both electric driving and powerful petrol engine. The combined output is said to be 600ph, taking the car from 0-62 in 3 seconds.
BMW mentions that you could have all-wheel drive or rear-wheel drive only and that the electric range would be 100km 8211; so you8217;ll then be able to do most of your daily motoring with zero emissions.
When BMW launched the Vision iNext that showcased a future SUV, much of the talk was about modes of driving, how you could be fully involved or ease yourself back and let the car do the driving for you. That forms part of BMW8217;s future autonomous driving strategy.
The interior of the Vision M Next lands this car firmly back in concept land. BMW says that it has been minimally designed so the driver can completely focus on the road, with a central 8220;Boost Pod8221; where the steering wheel might normally be. It looks more like something you might find in the Batmobile.
The exterior too is rather interesting. While the BMW i8 has been widely lauded for its futuristic design, the Vision M Next doesn8217;t look to dramatic from the exterior. Colour elements front and rear will raise an eyebrow, while the lines make it look like something from Lamborghini. We8217;re not saying that8217;s a bad thing, but we don8217;t think it looks as modern as the BMW i8 did.