A few months after the presentation of the concept of electric iNEXT BMW demonstrates a new disguised prototype of the upcoming electric crossover, which was the first part of the winter testing in extreme conditions before commencing production in 2021.
Winter testing the BMW Group in Arjeplog, Sweden, is the venue of the current full-vehicle testing, which are used for optimization, validation and coordination of all drive components, chassis and suspension in extreme climatic and road conditions.
Test-ride BMW iNEXT were conducted on snow-covered roads and ice-covered lakes, because the coldness is a problem, especially for electric motor, high-voltage battery system and thermal management in iNEXT.
When creating electric testers BMW attach particular importance to the energy management system eDrive. They analyze how a negative temperature effect on the recovery system, the motor behaves as a battery and how responsive the heating system and air conditioning. System adjust power and suspension are also tested far beyond the standard in everyday driving conditions.
Unfortunately BMW has not provided any specifications, except that iNEXT will include the latest developments in automated driving, offering passengers a whole new way of enjoyment of the trip.
Recall that the production version of the BMW iNEXT will be produced at BMW plant Dingolfing in 2021.
Photos of the exterior electric concept BMW Vision iNEXT
Photos of the interior of the electric concept BMW Vision iNEXT