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BMW Vision Next 100 concept is a copper-colored vision for the future (pictures)

What do you do when you're celebrating your 100th birthday? Why, you look ahead to the next 100 years.

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BMW Vision Next 100

Welcome to the future of BMW.

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This is the BMW Vision Next 100 concept.

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It's a vision for what BMW thinks will drive the next 100 years of transportation.

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It is surprisingly traditional in a lot of regards.

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Four wheels, four doors...

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...and four seats.

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But, the interior is a bit more radical.

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For example, the steering wheel disappears into the dashboard.

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But, it extends when the driver wishes to control the car himself.

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The styling is highlighted by these moving triangles.

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The car is said to have been "4D printed" -- that is to say, created of components that come straight out of 3D printers.

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The interior dynamically configures based on driving mode.

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The profile is long and low.

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Familiar, yet distinctive.

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There's lots of glass, so visibility should be good.

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And the traditional kidney grilles still appear on the front.

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Doors open high and wide.

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Seats shift and move depending on the driving mode, as well.

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Front passengers, for example, will have their seats tilted inward.

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Seats are simple, but starkly designed.

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The entire windshield serves as a heads-up display.

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Is this the future of motoring? We'll just have to wait and see.

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