Could this concept encapsulate the future of M?
BMW is about to reveal the (already leaked) production-ready 8 Series Gran Coupe, but it’s not the only premiere planned for rest of the month. Debuting in just a few days at an event in Munich will be the Vision M Next, a concept that’ll likely be a window into the future of the M division. These impossibly vertical teaser images provide a first look at the car, but with the renderings being so zoomed in, it’s tricky to figure out what’s going on. Nevertheless, we shall try.
Cropped from one of the adjacent renderings, the top image shows what we believe is the heavily sloped roofline of the concept. This leads us to believe we’re dealing with a coupe, and by that we mean a real coupe – with just two doors. At the base of the C-pillars, there seem to be three openings finished in black to contrast the gray body, unless those are purely for cosmetic purposes.
A prominent character line is also visible and it goes up towards the rear to meet the bottom of the rear pillars, while the lower half of the body wears a black and red combo. We can also see a small section of the rear end where there seems to be a trunk lid, so we’re likely not looking a hatchback or an SUV.
With this being a “Vision” concept carrying the M branding, it means BMW will possibly preview the direction its go-faster division will take in the future. We won’t be too surprised if the concept will be electrified by adopting either a hybrid powertrain or removing the combustion engine altogether – we’re actually leaning towards the latter.
After all, it was only a few weeks ago when BMW M’s head honcho, Markus Flasch, reiterated plans for M models with an electric twist, explaining an “i” car could get the M treatment as part of a collaboration between the two divisions.
With the concept’s reveal “in a few days’ time,” the BMW Vision M Next concept will be with us soon.
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