Latest in Gear

Image credit: BMW

BMW teases M concept car blending technology and performance

It's focused on making driving fun, not replacing drivers.
136 Shares
Share
Tweet
Share
Save

Sponsored Links

BMW

Can you make out what you're looking at in the obscure teaser above? Neither can we -- but it does represent the future of BMW's performance cars. The automaker has posted a teaser for a Vision M Next concept that, as the name implies, would explore the possibilities for M-series cars. The imagery doesn't hint at much more than some angular lines and a gray-and-red color scheme. There's thankfully more to it than that, though -- BMW made clear that technology would play a central role in this design.

Where the Vision iNEXT used tech to offer a more luxurious, hands-off ride, the Vision M Next will rely on it to "enhance driving pleasure." This will be the anti-autonomous car, in other words -- it's all about making manual control more exciting. While it's not certain what that entails, it's easy to imagine advanced performance driving assists as well as more information about the car's status. Car magazine suggested that the Vision M Next could represent a replacement for the i8, complete with upgraded electric and gas motors.

You should get more details about the car at a presentation later in June. As with BMW's other concepts, this probably won't represent exactly what you'll get from a future production car. Instead, it's more likely to serve as a showcase for technologies that will reach multiple vehicles in the years ahead.

All products recommended by Engadget are selected by our editorial team, independent of our parent company. Some of our stories include affiliate links. If you buy something through one of these links, we may earn an affiliate commission.
Comment
Comments
Share
136 Shares
Share
Tweet
Share
Save

Popular on Engadget

Engadget's Guide to Privacy

Engadget's Guide to Privacy

View
Australia will help NASA go to the Moon and Mars

Australia will help NASA go to the Moon and Mars

View
Apple gets US approval for Mac Pro tariff exemptions

Apple gets US approval for Mac Pro tariff exemptions

View
TiVo says all retail DVR owners will see ads before recorded shows

TiVo says all retail DVR owners will see ads before recorded shows

View
Batman comes to 'Fortnite' along with Catwoman and Gotham City

Batman comes to 'Fortnite' along with Catwoman and Gotham City

View

From around the web

Page 1Page 1ear iconeye iconFill 23text filevr