4 ways to get to know the BMW Vision M NEXT sports car

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The BMW Vision M NEXT is the latest vision vehicle by BMW. This design study gives you a sporty glimpse into the future. If you just can’t wait to see it, here are 4 ways you can experience the BMW Vision M NEXT today.

4 September 2019

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While everyone is talking about self-driving cars these days, the sporty silhouette and clear design of the BMW Vision M NEXT leave no doubt that the focus is on the driver, fully-engaged driving pleasure and sportiness. The vision car debuted at BMW’s new tech conference, the BMW Group #NEXTGen.

But you can glimpse the future right here, too – take a look at the design highlights of the dynamic BMW Vision M NEXT sports car in this gallery.

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In the day of self-driving cars, the BMW Vision M NEXT design study represents BMW’s concept of a sports car. The design of this dream car is both a glimpse into the future and a reference to BMW’s iconic past.
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Spectacular from any angle, BMW’s signature kidney grill is located close to the ground in the BMW Vision M NEXT, so it really catches your eye – as does the laser-wire technology on the headlights, a reinterpretation of BMW’s classic four-eyed face.
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The BMW Vision M NEXT also shows off another emblematic feature of BMW: the Hofmeister kink. Newly interpreted for this concept car, this iconic feature emphasizes the car’s strong shoulder line. The car’s sporty silhouette is bolstered even more by its two-tone paint finish in Cast Silver Metallic and Thrilling Orange – not to mention the captivating gullwing doors.
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The stretched silhouette of the BMW Vision M NEXT gives it a dynamic look, even when it’s not moving. The look is underlined by the diagonally separated colors in the side view. The Thrilling Orange runs from the side to the rear.
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Everything is centered around the driver: With two smaller displays in the steering wheel, the transparent curved glass display above the wheel and the full AR head up display, the driver can always keep an eye on all the important data. The use of the displays depends on the current speed of the sports car. The focus is always on giving the driver the best support possible without distracting him.
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The clear goal of the designers of the BMW Vision M Next was to reduce it to its absolute essentials. There is nothing in it that would distract the driver from the driving itself. The interior is extremely pared down and feels carefully molded. The seats have a special memory foam padding that provides optimal body support. Many sustainable materials were used in BMW’s new vision vehicle.
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The louvers on the rear window of the BMW Vision M NEXT take inspiration from the legendary BMW M1 sports car. The louvers are made of glass and emphasize the horizontal focus of the rear. The rear diffuser gives the car a more aerodynamic shape and is made from recycled carbon fiber.
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Thanks to spectacular laser wire technology, the taillights of the BMW Vision M NEXT also emphasize the width of the car. They are extremely bright. The car also has a modern interpretation that was borrowed from the BMW Turbo: The BMW emblems are illuminated and look like they’re floating in the taillights.

The BMW Vision M NEXT is a vision car that triggers instinctive reflexes in sports car fans. They want to touch the bodywork, enjoy the sound of the electric engine or just admire the dynamic body lines. And today, you can do exactly that – thanks to our four downloads for BMW lovers everywhere.

#NEXTGen – the new tech conference from BMW

Going forward, the BMW Group will present new technologies, services and products at its own conference, the BMW Group #NEXTGen. Selected international journalists, analysts and other stakeholders will be invited to come together at the BMW Welt in Munich. The event will also be live-streamed for the general public.


3D printing: Feel the fascination

Going to your garage and running your hand over the sporty contours of your BMW Vision M NEXT – whether or not this wondrous dream will ever come true is for fate to decide. But what you can already do is admire this vision car as a model and explore the shape of the BMW Vision M NEXT in miniature.

All you need is a 3D printer. Download the 3D printing data and print yourself a model BMW Vision M NEXT. The only limits on size are set by your printer.

Discover a new detail every day. It’s your model sports car, so you – and only you – get to decide the angles and directions you want to admire your miniature vision vehicle from.

And here’s a pro tip so you can enjoy your model BMW Vision M NEXT even more: Print the body and the rims separately. It will improve the outcome significantly.


Wallpaper – a visual treat that’s hard to beat

With our BMW Vision M NEXT wallpaper, you can see our vision car absolutely any time you want.

Our wallpaper is available for your tablet and desktop as well as your phone.


Sound file: Hear the future

Listen to the BMW Vision M NEXT

Electric cars are not known for their soundscape. The BMW Vision M NEXT, on the other hand, is an acoustic and emotional experience. Not least because legendary Hollywood film composer Hans Zimmer and BMW sound designer Renzo Vitale designed the boost sound especially for this concept vehicle. Find out what the BMW Vision M NEXT sounds like when the Power PHEV accelerates in Boost+ Mode.

You can download the sound file for Boost+ Mode here and set it as your ringtone or notification tone.

Sound file

Sound design by Hans Zimmer for the BMW Vision M NEXT

Film composer Hans Zimmer (l.) and Renzo Vitale, acoustic engineer and sound designer at the BMW Group.

Hans Zimmer is known worldwide for his film music. He has composed countless soundtracks for Hollywood and has won numerous awards. Now Hans Zimmer has composed the sound for the BMW Vision M NEXT together with Renzo Vitale, acoustic engineer and sound designer at the BMW Group.

The film composer explains what connects him to BMW: “Sound has always been a key element in my emotional landscape even before I knew I was going to be making a living as a musician and composer. And the sound of a car has special resonance. My friends and I played a game in which we tried to guess the make and model of every passing vehicle without looking – and I could usually win.

I grew up with BMWs in my family and, as a child lying in bed at night in the dark, the sound of my parents’ car returning home spoke not only of power and beauty but also of safety and comfort and a sense of reassurance that all was well with the world.

The advent of the virtually silent electric vehicle gives me a minimalist sonic canvas upon which I am trying to create something subtly beautiful – a sonic experience which can convey the sense of confidence, well-being, joy and excitement I relished all those years ago, along with the thrill of owning and driving a technological and scientific miracle. I am very proud to be part of the team shaping the sound of the next generation of vehicles for the world to hear.”

Who is Hans Zimmer?
Hans Zimmer is a film score composer, arranger and record producer who works in Hollywood. He has won an Oscar and two Golden Globe Awards and has received 17 Grammy Award nominations – and won four of them. Famous works of the German composer include the score for “Pirates of the Caribbean”, “The Dark Knight”, “Pearl Harbor” and many other internationally famous films.

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There’s one color on the BMW Vision M NEXT that hits your eye instantly - the Thrilling Orange color is a throwback to a previous BMW design study…
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…the orange-red BMW Turbo from 1972. What’s more, the gull-wing doors are reminiscent of those of the latest concept vehicle.
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The three-piece glass louvers above the rear window of the BMW Vision M NEXT reference the BMW sports car par excellence…
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...the BMW M1, launched back in 1978. The louvers above the rear of the BMW M1 are used to cool the engine. They are a strong design statement on the BMW Vision M NEXT.


A print-at-home poster: a childhood dream

Was your childhood bedroom plastered with sports car posters? It was? Then we’ve got the perfect artwork for you! Download your very own poster of the Power PHEV BMW Vision M NEXT - an image that could hang on any wall.

Simply download the image file and print it out using a good color printer. The resolution of the image file allows a high-quality printout up to ANSI C [ISO A2] size.

Although there may be limits to picture quality, your dreams know no bounds. We hope you enjoy your BMW Vision M NEXT poster!

Poster: A BMW Vision M NEXT for your dreams

Boost Mode and Ease Mode

The latest vision vehicles by BMW look ahead to the future of autonomous driving. With the BMW Vision iNEXT and BMW Vision M NEXT vision vehicles, BMW is showcasing two versions of that future: in Boost Mode, the driver of the BMW Vision M NEXT does the driving with maximum support from the driver assistance systems, whereas the BMW Vision iNEXT in Ease Mode takes care of the driving autonomously, while the driver can use the time to do other things.

With the BMW Vision M NEXT, the focus is clearly on driving fun where the user is in complete control. The driver can select the driving setting on the steering wheel, like in a Formula E race car. This includes Boost+ Mode, which gives the driver extra engine power at the push of a button and demonstrates once again just how sporty the BMW Vision M NEXT is.

Full throttle into the future

The BMW Vision M NEXT

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