BMW VISION NEXT 100
We are looking ahead – to the next 100 years of the BMW Group.
At the BMW Group, we regard every day as a new opportunity to challenge ourselves and to excel. At our official centenary ceremony on 7 March 2016, we deliberately chose to look forward to the future: how will people move about 30 years from now? Obviously, no one can predict precisely how our mobility behavior is going to develop. However, those who do not try to imagine the future will simply not have one. We are presenting our ideas for mobility of the future with our vision vehicle, the BMW VISION NEXT 100.
This vehicle combines coupé-type sportiness with the dynamic elegance of a sedan – but rather than being an anonymous transport machine, it is a highly customised vehicle that is perfectly tailored to suit the driver’s changing needs.
Driver-vehicle interactions are managed by Alive Geometry; Boost and Ease modes offer a choice of driver-controlled or vehicle-controlled operations, and the interior of the vehicle changes to suit the mode of travel. In Boost, the entire vehicle focuses on the driver, offering the support needed to maximise the driving experience – for instance by indicating the ideal driving line, steering point and speed. Ease mode sees the interior transform: the steering wheel and centre console retract; the headrests turn to the side, and the seats and door trim merge to form a single unit so that the driver and front-seat passenger can turn towards each other.
In the future, one thing will be in ever shorter supply: time. But connectivity will become increasingly commonplace, and technologies will learn to learn from people. Future mobility will connect every area of people’s lives. And that’s where we see new opportunities for premium mobility.
After its world debut, the BMW VISION NEXT 100 will go on a symbolic World Tour entitled “Iconic Impulses.” stopping in China, the UK and the USA. After its Asian premiere in Beijing, it will travel to London, where the Vision Vehicles of the BMW Group’s British brands – MINI and Rolls-Royce – will be unveiled. Its last port of call will be Los Angeles, USA, where BMW Motorrad will add its Vision Vehicle to the collection to complete the quartet of brands.
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