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This Is Our First Look At BMW's 435-Mile EV Concept

BMW has confirmed that this concept will be unveiled later this year, complete with an electric drivetrain and a 435-mile driving range

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This Is Our First Look At BMW's 435-Mile EV Concept - News

BMW has confirmed a new, pure electric car concept for a reveal later this year. The project currently dubbed iNext will be renamed in line with BMW’s ‘Vision’ structure, but here’s what we know so far.

This is your first teaser. It carefully avoids giving away any hints as to its true body style; it could be a shooting brake but it’s likelier to be an SUV. This one is being developed alongside an ‘i4’ electric saloon concept, so a high-riding body style seems the obvious one to go for.

The i4 saloon concept
The i4 saloon concept

The iNext will have a driving range of 435 miles, apparently, when it makes production in 2021. Naturally it will be brimful of Internet-connected systems and mid-level autonomous driving capability for part-time hands-free trundling.

BMW is planning 25 electrified models by 2025, 12 of which will be pure EVs. Every model line will be electrified in some way. The iNext’s technology will even benefit Rolls-Royce and Mini, so the next few years in Munich, Goodwood and Oxford should be very interesting indeed.