Concept cars give free rein to the creativity of automotive designers. From electric drive systems through gull-wing doors to fabric outer skins – the concepts are always focused on the future and brimming with visionary potential. Concept cars serve a variety of purposes; often they are conceived as design studies to help refine and develop BMW design language, or to visualise what form new production models will take.
Alternatively, some Concept cars seek to recognise or celebrate BMW’s history of automobile design or sporting success. Furthermore, some are the result of collaboration between the BMW Design Team and illustrious third-party design houses. Finally, they are often created to help develop and implement innovative new technologies, sustainable materials or alternative drivetrains.
BMW i Vision Dynamics (2018).
Just a year on from the future-focused NEXT 100 vision vehicles presentation, we have unveiled our vision of electric mobility of the much more immediate future in the form of the BMW i Vision Dynamics.
The BMW Concept X7 iPerformance shows what can be achieved when intelligent design and forward-thinking technology come together. Built for comfort and styled with athletic good looks, this new SAV represents luxury and innovation in harmony.
Athletic and chiselled. The BMW Concept Z4 perfectly combines the BMW roadster design history with the modern wedge-shape and retracted bonnet. Demonstrating a vision of the future for BMW and the Z Series.
Featuring a distinctive design that sets it apart from other X models, the BMW Concept X2 draws on the BMW Group’s history of building coupés. The result is a compact vehicle exuding urban sporting appeal.
The BMW Group presents its new BMW 3.0 CSL Homage – and in the process makes a pretty formidable statement of its own. This model is the BMW Design Team’s tribute to the 3.0 CSL, a timeless classic and iconic BMW Coupé from the 1970s.
BMW has made it possible to enable the BMW i3 to quickly and autonomously navigate its way through a car park to locate a suitable parking space. In the meantime, the driver can already be on the way to their next appointment.
BMW Concept M4 Iconic Lights (2015).
The BMW M4 Concept Iconic Lights model on show at CES 2015 in Las Vegas highlights BMW’s leading position as a technology innovator. The concept model combines pioneering lighting design with the latest technology.
The BMW Vision Future Luxury is a visionary concept that provides a long-term outlook on the perception of modern luxury for the BMW brand. It stands for a forward-looking fusion of exclusivity and innovation, and for a driving experience that is both emotional and exclusive.
The BMW Concept X5 eDrive raises efficiency to another new level in the world of the luxurious Sports Activity Vehicle (SAV).
The BMW Pininfarina Gran Lusso Coupé (2013).
The BMW Pininfarina Gran Lusso Coupé is a one-off and represents the exclusive interpretation of a luxurious BMW Coupé as seen through the eyes of Pininfarina.
The BMW M1 Homage (2008).
The BMW M1 of 1978 is regarded as the first super sports car by BMW. To coincide with the 30th birthday of the M1, the BMW M1 Homage shows how BMW generates new ideas for the future from its rich tradition of ideas.
BMW i is the re-invention of sustainable mobility. It begins with innovative vehicles: the all-electric BMW i3, designed for city driving and sustainably manufactured, and the BMW i8 - our most progressive sports car ever.
Perfectly balanced coupé proportions, high-quality details and athletic sophistication: the BMW Concept 4 Series Coupé is the first representative of a new generation of vehicles that are sporty and elegant in equal measure.
The BMW Vision ConnectedDrive adds form to the otherwise invisible technologies for interlinking driver, vehicle and the outside world. The idea of freedom in increasingly complex driving situations is expressed in this emotional roadster.
The BMW GINA Light Visionary Model is a vision of the future and a research object at the same time. It is a symbol of challenging and consciously breaking through as many conventions of automobile construction as possible.
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