BMW Debuts EV Concept for Tesla Competitor


BMW is charging forward with its electrification strategy and has debuted the BMW i Vision Dynamics concept at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show. 

As an all-electric four-door sedan, the BMW i Vision Dynamics concept previews a new car that will compete with the Tesla Model S. BMW’s concept has 373 miles (600 km) of range and a top speed of 120 mph (200 km/h), while the sprint to 62 mph (100 km/h) takes under four seconds. The entry-level Model S currently has about 230 miles of range and the topline P100D can go 315 miles on one charge, so BMW claims its Tesla killer will have more range. Unfortunately, not too much information on the concept’s batteries, charging time or powertrain was shared.

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Visually, the aerodynamic gran coupe looks modern and the design is somewhat reserved, looking quite production ready. The concept shows a new interpretation of BMW’s signature kidney grille and four-eyed light setup and a huge glass panel on the roof looks like a feature that could make it onto the production model. The new kidney grille hides an array of sensors that will undoubtedly make the car capable of autonomous operation.

BMW says it will have 25 electrified models in its lineup by 2025, 12 of which will be fully electric. Look for a production version of this concept to debut in the near future.