BMW Vision iNEXT Images Tease Front and Back Ends Before Full Reveal

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On September 9, BMW will be dropping the curtain to reveal the first in line of a new family of electric vehicles, the Vision iNext.
Until then, slowly and cautiously, the carmaker started revealing the bits and pieces that will eventually form the full vehicle. On Tuesday, it is time for the world to see, in darkened blur, how the back end of the iNEXT looks like, complete with turned-on stop lights.

We also get a glimpse at the car’s front end, with an oversized kidney grille put into perspective by blue LEDs.

There are little details known about the new vehicle, apart from the fact that it is the successor of the Next 100 concept shown two years ago. That concept car presented itself as a both autonomous and a drivable machine, but it was shown mostly as a design concept, so no major technical innovations were announced for it.

After its unveiling, the iNEXT will spend some more time on the testing grounds, as the model is not targeted to enter production until 2021, at BMW’s Plant Dingolfing.

As for the first presentation of the car, BMW chose to do it in a manner never used before. It will get the car onboard a Lufthansa Cargo Boeing 777F airplane and fly it to four airports on three continents cities across the world.

The car will be shown to media representatives on the plane, as it rests on the runway. For this, the carmaker had to reconfigure the cargo bay of the plane to accommodate both the presentation and flight configurations.

The Germans say they will use 30 tons of material to build a suitable platform on which to showcase the car. 7.5 km of wiring, 78,000 LEDs paired in 165 video LED modules, and ten 13,000 ANSI lumen projectors will be used to shed the proper quantity of light onto the car as it will be revealed.
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