Top Gear discuss the ‘future of BMW’ in electric automotives

01/04/2016

Top Gear discuss the ‘future of BMW’ in electric automotives

01/04/2016

“Are you sweating yet, Audi? Nervous, Mercedes?”

BMW have “declared an eco-motoring war cry” according to Top Gear, “by confirming a roofless i8 Spyder, [a] plug-in hybrid Mini, and an extended-range i3”. Continuing to innovate beyond its time, BMW also has steadfast plans to master “self-driving tech”, as well as introduce “hydrogen cars” and the “mysterious iNEXT”.

• “BMW is using its 100th birthday celebrations to look very much into the next century, not the last one”

• “BMW sees the future in self-driving ability, and from this statement, it’s going all-guns blazing against Google and Tesla.”

• “The i8’s stunning form will be hitting streets sans-roof fairly soon.”

• “Having shifted 50,000 i3s and i8s so far, BMW is turning its attention to a ‘revolutionary new model’ codenamed iNEXT. Don’t go expecting a swollen i3 – BMW says the new iCar will bring “new forms of automated driving and digital connectivity together with a new generation of electric mobility, lightweight construction and trailblazing interior design that will set new standards for the customer’s mobility experience.”

• “Having sampled the various self-driving and gesture control modes in the current carbon-chassis 7-Series, it’s fair to say the Germans are already making headway”

• “BMW also says it is cracking on with extending battery range.”

• “The tech being developed in today’s iCars will no doubt collide with tomorrow’s M3, M5 and so on.”