Tesla has owned dominated the luxury electric sedan in the market but yesterday the BMW group revealed i Vision Dynamics at the Frankfurt Motor Show. This advanced product is much more than a futuristic conceptual study. The sleek four-door coupé is the prelude to an electric production car to sit somewhere between the i3 city car and the super-car i8 as the third product in the BMW i family. BMW is a brand that now stresses electro-mobility as its “top priority,” and has Tesla in its sights with a future sedan that will look a lot like this.
BMW says the i Vision Dynamics concept demonstrates how the brand “[envisages] future electric mobility between the i3 and i8,” and it marks an upcoming step in the brand’s EV offensive (which will include 25 electrified cars by 2025, 12 of which will be completely electric).
The i Vision Dynamics design is sleek – it involves enough elements to stand apart from BMW’s mainstream cars while retaining the marque’s classic proportions. This includes a long wheelbase, a flowing roof treated here to a sweeping panoramic glass structure and short overhangs. The show car on stage has a closed BMW kidney grille, flanked by slim LED lights. This is a powerful car promising zero to 62 mph in under four seconds and a top speed of 124 mph. Crucially for an electric car, i Vision Dynamics has a healthy battery range of 373 miles.