I finally went to check out BMW’s future concept cars. Three cars were on display: BMW, MINI and Rolls Royce. And by far I was mostly impressed with the BMW. It has a really fascinating material that changes shape to maximize aerodynamics when you are driving. BMW calls it Alive Geometry and does make the car seem more like it’s alive, almost breathing, like a wild animal. But the shape of the car, design and color is just truly wonderful to look at. Check out the pics for yourself and make up your own mind.
BMW Future Car - Front
Front grill of BMW Future Concept Car. Notice the edges. The car looks like it's got gills and it breathes. BMW calls this Alive Geometry.
BMW Future Car - Front Left Side
A closer look at the Alive Geometry. Also notice that the tire is fully encased in the material because the material is elastic and reshapes when you turn the wheels.
BMW Future Car - Steering Wheel
When you feel like switching off self-driving mode, here is the steering wheel :-)
BMW Future Car - Back
The back has curved rear lights giving the car a truly futuristic feel.
BMW Future Car - Closer Look
Here I am taking a closer look at this incredible piece of engineering and tech marvel.
Official Video And Other Videos
There is so much technology in this car that it is actually difficult to explain. But here is the official video (via Car TV) to get a sense of the interior and exterior of the car.
According to BMW the car has three major selling points.
#1 Digital Companion
The digital intelligence of the BMW VISION NEXT 100 is concentrated in the Companion, which provides the driver with subtle, intuitive assistance in every situation. Perfect connectivity between the user and the surroundings enables the BMW Companion to always provide the right recommendations to meet personal mobility preferences, both during driving and outside the vehicle. - BMW
#2 Alive Geometry
The Alive Geometry of the BMW VISION NEXT 100 performs two main functions. On the one hand, it serves as an analogue display system on the dashboard, alerting the driver to incidents and objects ahead. From the exterior, the Alive Geometry is visible in the form of movable wheelhouse covers for optimal aerodynamics. - BMW
#3 Boost and Ease
In Boost Mode, the driver becomes one with the vehicle and will be able to experience even more intense driving pleasure in the future. In fully-automated Ease Mode, on the other hand, the Companion takes over all driving tasks and the interior is transformed into an individual comfort zone. - BMW
There is a lot more information on the car via the official BMW site including a virtual tour app of the car: bmwgroup.com/en/next100/brandvisions.html