BMW unveils Neue Klasse X - its uber-smart, environmentally-friendly vision of the future

Ivan, 21 March 2024

As expđÁcted today BMW showcased its Neue Klasse X - previewing the future Sports Activity Vehicle to succeed the iX3.

BMW says the Neue Klasse has four main points - electric, digital, circular, and the driving pleasure people attribute to BMW cars.

BMW unveils Neue Klasse X - its uber-smart, environmental-friendly vision of the future

The design is a big part of the Neue Klasse X as expected from a concept meant to pioneer a new platform. It has an increased ground clearance, a spacious interior, a long wheelbase, and short overhangs. The interior is airy and spacious with large windows and a panoramic glass roof.

Upfront, there are vertically aligned LED units flanking the classic BMW kidney grilles. The rear lights are horizontal and reach into the center, providing the familiar BMW L shape.

Flush glass surfaces and the "Coral Silver" paintwork complete the Neue Klasse X vision.

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The BMW Neue Klasse X

The interior is adorned in a completely plant-based, mineral-based, and petroleum-free surface material BMW calls "Verdana". It's used in the lower portion of the door paneling and in the center console.

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The BMW Neue Klasse X

BMW used maritime plastics for the injection molded parts for the first time. This material is obtained from discarded fishing nets, accounting for 30% of the interior.

The side skirts and front and rear apron attachments are also made from recycled materials.

BMW unveils Neue Klasse X - its uber-smart, environmental-friendly vision of the future

The Neue Klasse X has a redesigned multifunction steering wheel, a central display with touch control, and BMW Panoramic Vision with BMW Intelligent Personal Assistant. There's also a 3D Head-Up display.

The central display is integrated into the instrument panel, giving access to all infotainment features to both front passengers.

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The BMW Neue Klasse X interior

Let's talk driving. The Neue Klasse X employs BMW's sixth-gen eDrive technology. The battery uses new round lithium-ion cells with a volumetric energy density that's 20% higher than that of the previously used prismatic cells.

BMW has gone with an 800-volt architecture for a 30% improved charging speed, giving you 186 miles of range within ten minutes of charge.

BMW touts new super-brains that will take over the handling and dynamics of the car. They're high-performance computers to process the entire powertrain and driving dynamics with up to ten times more computing power than before. BMW says these super-brains are a quantum leap in automated driving possibilities.

The Neue Klasse X reduces drag by 20% when compared to a similar model in the class. Finally, new tire designs and a special brake system for EVs increase the overall efficiency by up to 25%.

BMW unveils Neue Klasse X - its uber-smart, environmental-friendly vision of the future

The Neue Klasse X is expected to be the blueprint for the future iX3 models. BMW says that car will go into production at its Plant Debrecen in Hungary in 2025.

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  • Anonymous

That took the attractive Neue klasse concept are reworked it with Minecraft. Hideous.

  • S.S.

Stunning.

  • Anonymous

I can't get past the 'flared nostrils'. I have other "less ugly" choices. Back to the drawing board BMW.

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