On tests seen electric crossover BMW iNextFebruary 3, 2020
According to rumors, the official presentation of the all-electric crossover from a premium Bavarian brand will take place before the end of this year. Now, a team of BMW engineers is conducting a series of necessary tests with the iNext prototype.
A huge investment of € 400 million should lead to a significant increase in electrification of the entire BMW range over the next few years. The serial version of the previously presented iNext concept crossover will be vital for this strategy, and new photos confirm that the development of an all-electric model continues as planned.
Foreign journalists who took these photos report that these two noticed prototypes of the novelty received a minimal amount of camouflage compared to previous test machines.
But still, little can be said about the appearance of the car, given the existing camouflage and the fact that the test cars had temporary taillights.
In terms of size, the production version of iNext can be compared with the current mid-size crossover X5. The novelty will have a lower roof line compared to the same X5 and a more prominent front end, which will distinguish the new model from other crossovers of the brand that use internal combustion engines.
A competitor to the electric SUVs Mercedes-Benz EQC, Audi E-Tron, Jaguar I-Pace and Mustang Mach-E, BMW iNext should offer its future customers a range of at least 600 km on a single charge. Various power options for the electric motor may be offered, which will affect the model’s naming strategy – expect to see names like the iX5 xDrive40, iX5 xDrive50 and iX5 M50 xDrive.
The exact debut date is currently unknown, but we expect to see iNext before the end of the year. Sales of the new 2021 model year should begin at the beginning of next year.
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