BMW is planning to add a third model to its i sub-brand and they’re previewing it with the i Vision Dynamics Concept shown this week at the Frankfurt Motor Show. The concept is sporting a new design theme for BMW and a fully-electric propulsion system.
A quick look at this concept makes it rather clear BMW has taken a new design path from other recent concepts, such as the Z4 and 8 Series. The i Vision is almost chunky looking in comparison to the other two sleek designs, and it’s capped of with a very bizarre new interpretation of the BMW kidney-shaped “grille” design. Since this electric car does not need a grille, designers have swapped it with the ghost of a grille, which now houses sensors for autonomous drive functions.
The grand coupe design is likely a solid preview to the next BMW i model, which is slated to be a sedan has BMW attempts to fill in the middle of its i sub-brand with a volume model. Allegedly the production model of this vehicle will be called i5, slotted comfortably between the i3 and i8.
Like this concept, the production version will likely be fully-electric as well. The i Vision is claiming to have a range of 373 miles with the ability to hit 62 mph in four seconds.
The spiritual production successor of this concept is expected to come to life sometime in 2021.