Design + Autonomous Driving + Connectivity + Electrification + Services
To help them create the sports car of the future, the BMW M design team turned to the iconic BMW Turbo and the groundbreaking BMW i8 for inspiration. This led to the future-focused interpretation of design elements such as the low-slung, almost wedge-shaped silhouette, gullwing doors and colour scheme.
In line with the new BMW design strategy, the BMW Vision M NEXTexudes a powerful character with its sporty proportions and the presence of just a few, crisp lines. The use of confident, vivid colour blocking featuring the matt, highly pigmented shade Thrilling Orange forms a striking contrast to the silk matt paint finish in Cast Silver metallic and brings out even more of the car’s inherent dynamism.
The two gullwing doors open to reveal a cabin that merges the driver and vehicle into one. The interior of the BMW Vision M NEXT is predominantly finished in a dark shade of Midnight Blue, with accents of Thrilling Orange to provide an effective contrast – as on the outside. All functional elements, such as air vents are seamlessly hidden in the geometry, yet they are still highly efficient. The overall effect of the interior is of a harmonious whole rather than a combination of individual elements.
The only object the driver notices in front of them during the drive is the BOOST Pod. Comprising a steering wheel, a transparent Curved Glass Display and a full-AR Head-Up Display, this central element incorporates all the controls and information needed for the BMW Vision M NEXT driver.
The driving settings can be modified on the steering wheel, while in the Curved Glass Display behind, information such as revs, road speed, energy management, the driver’s heart rate and availability of BOOST+ mode is spread between a total of five clusters. BOOST+ mode can be engaged at the touch of a button to unlock extra power. The car alerts the driver when the ideal moment comes for activating BOOST+ mode.
The entire interior is focused on the BOOST Pod. The geometry has a deliberately low-key feel so the driver can concentrate fully on the driving experience.
Vice President Design BMW
Once the driver sets off, the information appears in the Curved Glass Display.
And if the driving situation calls for the driver’s undivided attention, for example when accelerating, the readouts will move to the Head-Up Display.
Iconic Sounds Electric.
Hans Zimmer is known worldwide for his film music. He has composed countless soundtracks for Hollywood and won numerous awards. Now Hans Zimmer, together with Renzo Vitale, sound designer at the BMW Group, has composed the sound for the BMW Vision M NEXT in his London and Los Angeles studios.