BMW plans to launch 13 full-electric cars by 2025, and this teaser image provides an early hint as to the shape of one of them. The design sketch shows off a concept version of the iNext, which will be shown this year as a "Vision" concept and begins production in three years' time.
In BMW's terminology, Vision concepts tend to be slightly further from production and more imaginative, whereas "Concept" models are much more realistic previews of upcoming models. Most recently, BMW previewed its EV future with the Frankfurt Motor Show. Compared with that somewhat homely sedanlike shape, though, this iNext concept more closely resembles a crossover, perhaps evoking the design of the .at last year's
In addition to being all-electric, BMW says the iNext will be capable of "highly automated driving." That follows an announcement last year that the company wouldby 2021.
BMW expects 15 to 25 percent of its new vehicle sales to be electric models by 2025. The iNext will be a key part of that rollout once it begins production at the company's Dingolfing, Germany, plant in 2021. Another step on the plan is an, recently previewed by the .