BMW i Vision Dynamics Concept sports sedan will take on Tesla
BMW plans to have a dozen all-electric models on sale by 2025, and the i Vision Dynamics Concept making its debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show offers a sneak peek at what they will look like.
The battery-powered sedan is a little larger than a 3-Series and previews a Tesla Model 3 or Model S competitor that could hit the road by 2020. BMW says it has a range of 373 miles per charge (although it’s not clear if that’s on the U.S. or more lenient European test cycle,) a can accelerate to 62 mph in four seconds on the way to a 120 mph top speed.
The four-door features flush windows, a full glass roof and a stylized version of BMW’s signature twin-kidney grille, since a real one isn’t necessary on an electric car.
Oddly, BMW made no mention of autonomous driving capability, but a previous electric crossover concept called the iNext that’s also slated for production is expected to be equipped with Level 3 self-driving capability when it goes on sale in 2021.