With its premiere is yet to happen, the BMW iNext concept has overtaken the schedule by popping up on an enthusiast forum.
What you see here are low resolution photos that seem to be official. They display the front, side and back of the concept quite clearly, in addition to the front interior that also leaks from the right side. These images were uploaded at Bimmerpost by a user nicknamed Enl.
This concept hints a few points related to the iNext’s styling. Firstly, it reflects the look of the production version that will launch in 2021. It also sports the typically bold BMW i design. And of course the shortcomings that a concept car usually has, such as the lack of door mirrors and handles.
Just by looking at the front grille you know this is a BMW concept car, there you see the automaker’s famous twin-kidney design, albeit with a different take. Looking closer, you can feel the iX3 Concept’s DNA as well, also the height that will remind you of the X5. You can even notice the concept having some of the classic 328 in it.
The side of the iNext shows off smooth surfaces, and the twin-kidney look again, this time on the frameless windows. There are also squared-off wheel arches. The rear side, meanwhile, has a large black gloss diffuser and a clamshell tailgate.
On the inside, this concept borrows the i3’s interior styles but with an enhanced luxurious feel, as we can see the fairly heavy use of wood materials on the floor, dashboard and armrests. Big screens are also visible to complement the cabin.
According to the EV launch schedule compiled by BMW, the iNext crossover will land after the iX3 SUV (2020). The German company also confirmed the arrival of the i4 sedan which follows the iX3.