From Concept to Reality: How BMW’s Vision Neue Klasse is Redefining EVs!
BMW's Vision Neue Klasse is an exciting glimpse into the brand's future. This four-door sedan concept looks like a complete reinvention of BMW's design language, echoing shades of the brand’s earlier model, i Vision Dee.
Some intriguing features include a light-based kidney grille replacing the traditional one and horizontal in orientation, which doubles as a communication tool with a captivating 3D lighting effect. Even the door opening mechanism has been revamped: touch-sensitive E Ink elements on the windows guide the user's hand placement to effortlessly pop the doors open.
BMW is also introducing new design references from their vintage models: a steeply forward-slanting shark nose front-end, pronounced wheel arches, and the retracted greenhouse. However, its design stands in stark contrast to current BMW models, hinting possibly at an electric 3 Series evolution.
BMW's Vision Neue Klasse also promises significant advancements in the EV space. The new design would boast a 20% higher energy density in its battery cells, charging speeds 30% faster, and an overall driving efficiency improved by up to 25%, potentially pushing the range of vehicles like the BMW i4 from 307 miles to approximately 400 miles.
The interior showcases a blend of aesthetic appeal and cutting-edge tech. The yellow-ish corduroy upholstery paired with off-white accents gives it a unique, luxurious feel. The next-generation BMW iDrive is all set to revolutionize in-car tech. This touchscreen-centric system is integrated with the Panoramic Vision, displaying across the windshield, ensuring both the driver and passenger have full access. This display is also compatible with polarized sunglasses and can be controlled via a touch controller on the steering wheel or the central touchscreen.
For those interested in witnessing this marvel, the Neue Klasse will be showcased at the Munich Motor Show. The exciting part? BMW hints that many features from this concept will be seen in future BMW EVs, with the Neue Klasse expected to hit the roads by 2025.
It remains to be seen what the excitement will surround this model upon its release, yet this electric car certainly possesses all the essential qualities to break into the ranks of the top premium all-electric sedans!