More details of the long-awaited BMW iNext have been unveiled. The series-produced version of the vehicle is described by the OEM as its technology flagship, and will begin production at Plant Dingolfing in Germany in 2021.
The latest iNext reveal sheds more light on styling and proposed function than powertrain technology, with the car maker’s experts continuing to be vague about what will power the vehicle. The iNext, however, will form an important part of development of tool kits and components for the group’s future electric vehicles as the OEM heads toward its 2025 target of offering 25 models with electrified drive systems – 12 of which will be all-electric.
Next up for BMW’s electrification strategy will be the 2019 launch of the Mini BEV, with the production iX3 in 2020. The latter will include BMW’s fifth-generation eDrive technology, which will see the electric motor, transmission and power electronics within a new, separate electric drive assembly.
The fifth-generation powertrain will also include new, more powerful batteries.