2021 BMW iNEXT: Release Date, Features, Specs, & Design.
Photo Gallery: BMW iNEXT
On sale: 2021
Price from: start at at $85,000
BMW’s electrified i sub-brand will rapidly expand in the next couple of years, and the iX SUV will sit as its halo model.
The iNext will be built at BMW’s Dingolfing plant in Germany from 2021. It will be the first car from the firm to use a new platform that will be able to spawn conventional internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles, plug-in hybrids and electric cars using the same basic architecture and on the same production line. This will underpin future BMW models from the 3 Series upwards and allow a rear-engine configuration in some.
Previewed by BMW’s iNext prototype, the all-electric iX will be positioned as a zero-emission SUV that’s roughly the same size as the current X5. BMW’s halo EV will return a 376-mile range and a 0-62mph of under five seconds. 5G connectivity will also be available as well as radar sensor technology for automated driving.
The controversial styling of the iNext concept reflects the production vehicle in only a ‘broad-brush’ way, according to BMW insiders. Expect the sheer surfaces, especially around the sides and rear, to be translated, along with the large windows and an interior that has much of the switchgear blended in as touch-sensitive surfaces that appear upon demand.