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BMW is teasing its Vision iNext electric crossover concept

BMW is teasing its Vision iNext electric crossover concept


has released a pair of brief teaser clips giving us hints of the front and rear of its forthcoming Vision iNext

electric vehicle

concept, showing a sleek


with an exaggerated and illuminated version of the brand’s signature twin-kidney grille.

We first

heard about the Vision iNext back in 2016

as a plug-in, fully

autonomous vehicle

planned for 2021, though more recent reports have

suggested it may offer level 3 autonomy

, where the car may alert the human that it needs to take over the controls. It’s based on the

Vision Next 100 concept


The new, darkened teasers vids focus on the rear and, more recently, the front ends of the iNext. The former gives us the most fleeting of views of the rear fascia, with narrow LED tail lights and an apparently matte paint finish. The latter gives us a look at the headlights, which are similarly narrow and sinister looking, plus the aforementioned grille, which looks cartoonish outlined in blue light amid the


sleek-looking profile, and which is largely decorative, since this is an


, after all.


is partnering with Lufthansa


to outfit a Boeing 777F to fly the

concept car

around the world to show it to auto journalists, starting Sept. 9, when it’ll depart Munich for the Big Apple, San Francisco and Beijing before heading back to Frankfurt on Sept. 14. So we’ll know much more next week.

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September 4, 2018 at 12:35PM