Home/Car News/BMW

2021 BMW iNext spied ahead of November 11 reveal

BMW's eccentric new electric crossover has been snapped right ahead of its public debut, giving us our best look yet at the overall design.

2 weeks ago
Comments
Previous News
AEB in the spotlight with new ANCAP campaign
AEB in the spotlight with new ANCAP campaign
James Wong
Production Editor

BMW’s imminent electric SUV has been snapped one last time.

The long-awaited BMW iNext has been spied wearing camouflage right before its production reveal within the next 24 hours.

Due to be revealed on November 11, the BMW iNext will take the form of a swoopy crossover sized somewhere between the BMW X3 and X5, with a unique design language inside and out based on the 2018 Vision iNext concept.

It’s believed the iNext – or whatever its production name will be – should offer several electric drivetrain options with varying power levels and available range. The flagship model is rumoured to have around 610hp (455kW), with rear-wheel drive and xDrive all-wheel drive options on offer.

Externally, the iNext will draw heavily on the 2018 concept that previewed it, and takes a different direction to the current crop of BMW SUVs, though perhaps it signals the next generation of design for the Bavarian marque as it continues its electrified assault – BMW is planning to have 25 electrified models on the market by 2025.

In terms of the overall shape it’s not far off the look of the new Skoda Enyaq and Volkswagen ID.4, taking a high-riding crossover/SUV form but with a slimmer, wagon-like footprint.

Inside the BMW iNext is set to debut a swish new steering wheel design and a curved widescreen display incorporating the driver’s cluster and central infotainment systems.

From these images we’re expecting a spacious and airy cabin along the lines of what we saw with the original BMW i3, likely using contemporary and eco-friendly materials and textures.

It’s unclear whether the iNext will seat five or seven people, but the tapered rear window line suggests the former.

The production version of the BMW iNext is scheduled to be revealed November 11, with production to start sometime next year.

European deliveries should commence in the second half of next year, with markets like Australia likely following in the months after. We’re not expecting an Australian arrival until at least 2022.

Stay tuned to CarExpert for all the latest, and let us know your thoughts in the comments.

MORE: BMW news and reviews


Share

Link copied!
Next News
Land Rover and Jaguar Land Rover appoint new design chiefs
Land Rover and Jaguar Land Rover appoint new design chiefs