The shots show off some new direction for the interior of BMW vehicles, and although it looks futuristic, it does seem realistic. It still incorporates BMW’s iDrive system, as well as the shift-knob that is found in other BMW models. A 10.25-inch configurable instrument cluster is available for the driver, while an eight-inch central information display sticks up from the dash, looking like a tablet. A heads-up display will also be available for the driver, which will appear on a small retracting glass surface that sits between the steering wheel and windshield.
Premium materials used in the interior include open-pore laminated wood, full-grain leather and smooth leather seats accented with orange stitching. Gloss black inserts are also used throughout the cabin. Suspended particle device technology is used in the panoramic glass roof, which can change brightness or temperature to have an overall effect on the feeling of the cabin.
BMW has incorporated a new system for rear seat passengers that lets them clip on a series of different attachments, including a tray table or extra storage trays.
The plug-in hybrid concept features a 1.5-liter three-cylinder BMW TwinPower Turbo engine that the automaker is claiming to be a “high-performance unit with hallmark 6-cylinder genes.”