BMW Vision Next 100 Revealed To Preview Future Technologies [108 Pics+Video]

BMW celebrates 100 years of existence today and to mark the occasion they revealed the autonomous Vision Next 100 concept.

The self-driving concept is riddled with futuristic features lead by the new Alive Geometry approach; the driver can choose between Boost and Ease modes, offering either manual control or full autonomous driving, transforming the vehicle according to the selected mode.

When in Boost, the car is focused on the driver, supporting his driving experience by indicating the ideal driving line, steering point and speed among other. Switch to Ease mode and the interior transforms: the steering wheel and center console retracts, the headrests turn to the side and the seats and door trim merge to form a single unit.

“If, as a designer, you are able to imagine something, there’s a good chance it could one day become reality,” said Adrian van Hooydonk, Head of BMW Group Design. “So our objective with the BMW VISION NEXT 100 was to develop a future scenario that people would engage with.”

No info was released on what type of powertrain is being used by the Vision Next 100. The concept was created purely to showcase BMW’s vision of the future mobility which still includes the driver.

The whole structure of the concept is made out of a combination of carbon and plastic with no traditional wheels as the bodywork stretches over the wheel arches to change direction. The most realistic feature is of course the use of carbon plastics instead of the traditional steel in the structure of our future cars.

Inside the minimalistic cabin you will find no screens as all of the needed info is projected on the windscreen directly.

BMW will take the Vision Next 100 on a symbolic world tour stopping in China, UK and the USA. When the concept arrives in London, the BMW Group will unveil two further Vision concepts from Mini and Rolls Royce while at the LA, BMW will also unveil a Vision motorcycle concept.

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  • MarkoS

    It’s not your fathers Pontiac!

  • TheBelltower

    This is what they did for a 100th anniversary? Kind of a hackneyed idea for a concept.

  • Finkployd

    Judging from the pictures bmw provided us with, it seems like there’ll be a major focus on triangles for the next 100 years -_-
    Feels like they’re discussing them on every single frame

  • Six_Tymes

    cool

  • Tinky-Winky

    It’s cool and everything but… can it drift?

  • Mind Synthetic

    future looks boring, ill be in the garage polishing my 240z

  • roy

    this as aconcept… cool… but the face looks likes a hamster with really big incisors

  • autosharero

    Probably the most disappointing concept car ever

    • no25

      probably the dumbest comparison ever. just because they’re the same color (barely) and the grille is similar (which is a stretch to say), does NOT mean they look remotely close.

      • yop but both wrong.

      • autosharero

        don’t make someone dumb just because you didn’t get the joke

        • Six Thousand Times

          Wouldn’t that have to have been clever to actually count as a joke?

        • no25

          I got the joke. It wasn’t clever. Good try though.

  • fabri99

    I was expecting something more…real. Maybe a production car, in limited edition or something.

  • smartacus

    ok i’ll bite:
    loox like something from iRobot

    • Jay

      Yep definitely an updated version of that.

  • Zygius

    Its so wrong in many ways…

  • Jay

    Looks cool, I’m highly interested in seeing the steering in action in person.

  • There is sure people buying BMW for the name and luxury… But the core of BMW drivers is people that enjoy driving. Some are driving like killers, but most went to BMW to have a great car to drive. This is not a future BMW clients are really waiting for. If this is what shows up when I order a Uber I’ll be happy, but own, hell no. When in boost focused on the driver… With that wheel?? Those lamps are, just wrong. The back is fantastic.

  • “no traditional wheels”
    WHAT DOES IT DO, SLIDE?

    • Tinky-Winky

      They didn’t think that far.

  • Bo Hanan

    Love me some BMW but I hate everything about this…
    …did someone say “Bangle?”…

  • thunder bolt

    Instead of a rectangle to identify the woman on the bicycle, BMW should detect the whole body shape, and give it a rating score, where 10 being the best shape, so ‘do not hit’, and 0 or -1 is ‘ok to run over’.

  • Dennis James

    “Let’s waste some money”.

  • Six Thousand Times

    Throw a set of those Goodyear spherical tyres on this sucker and I’m in!

  • Ary Wisesa

    It’s beautiful and very hi-tech. Way to go BMW!

  • Kash

    I gotta admit the fenders are cool, especially after watching the video.

  • cA

    I stopped 7 photos in to say BUILD IT NOW.

    The interior and wheels would have to be closer to what’s out now but I like the lines.

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