2021 BMW iNext: price, specs and release date

Padraig Mallett
September 18, 2020

The BMW iNext SUV has been spotted testing ahead of its official release as a production car. The iNext concept car was first launched in 2018 and the production version of what will become BMW’s flagship electric SUV is expected to arrive in 2021.

  • Largest electric SUV in BMW’s range
  • 400+ mile driving range
  • Rapid charging
  • Latest BMW infotainment
  • Semi-autonomous driving mode

 

2021 BMW iNext Design

The BMW iNext concept car was an extremely bold design that featured a bulging bonnet, clean body lines, no wing mirrors and a glass roof that seamlessly joined up with the front windscreen. However, the final production model seems to have been toned down considerably. This is an important model for BMW so they won’t want to alienate customers with a design that could potentially be too bold for the mass market.

The overall shape of the car is reminiscent of the concept but it looks more like a ‘normal’ SUV now. In terms of size, you can expect it to be of similar proportions to the BMW X5, though possibly longer and a bit wider.

BMW trend for large front grilles continues in the iNext, as have the slim headlights but that’s where the similarities end at the front end.

Unlike the concept car the production model has wing mirrors and door handles, though the one-piece wheel design from the concept has been carried over and it’s likely these will improve aero and the driving range.

The car has flared front wings and wide rear quarter panels to match but it’s not easy to make out a lot of the detail at the rear of the car, however we can see an inoffensive spoiler and slim LED taillights on show.

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2021 BMW iNext Interior

Interior images of the iNext are still to be revealed but you can expect an updated version of what’s available in current BMW models. Expect a spacious and comfortable interior with several large touch-screen’s on show. As this will be positioned as BMW’s most advanced model you can expect the car to be packed with tech, possibly even semi-autonomous driving modes. An updated version of BMW’s infotainment system will feature in the car and there are whispers that it could even be 5G enabled.

2021 BMW iNext battery

The iNext will be BMW’s range-topping SUV so expect a large battery and a respectable driving range. The electric SUV has been built on an entirely new platform and could be fitted with 120-kilowatt battery capable of more than 400 miles of range. As it’s a BMW you can expect great performance figures to match the impressive driving range and rapid charging will likely be a key feature.

2021 BMW iNext Price and release date

BMW are yet to announce the official price and release date for the iNext but it’s expected to be available in 2021. Prices could range anywhere from £70,000-£100,000, depending on specification.

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