The concept informs the next BMW Neue Klasse, due for release in 2025. Munich
Munich, Germany - BMW i Vision Circular Neue Klasse isn't the new company. But the new concept, revealed this morning at IAA Mobility, explores an idea the company says will introduce the electric vehicle in 2025.
Not much in appearance, it's awkward because this compact, one-box shape—described by one journalist as the Cyber Twingo—is refreshingly practical for a big SUV. Instead, the car's approach to sustainability is what BMW is working on - "Circular" refers to the vehicle's life cycle, which aims to use entirely recycled materials, resulting in a car that is completely recyclable. Currently, BMW says that across its brands (including Mini and Rolls-Royce), 30% of recycled and recycled materials are already used. “The BMW i vision showcases our comprehensive and meticulous approach" said Oliver Zipps, CEO of BMW. It is a matter of sustainable mobility. It is a pioneer in the development of the circular economy. “We are paving the way for resource efficiency in production and we are looking to extend this to all phases of the vehicle’s life cycle, and the product clearly shows the shop’s financial implications. For any industry that relies on limited resources, the generalization is abandoning the idea of painted body paint.” Instead, the car's panels are made from recycled, anodized aluminum, and the fenders are made from recycled plastic. The traditional BMW windshield is no longer a physical object, it has now been replaced by a digital surface that also serves as a headlight, engraving or laser engraving on car signs and emblems rather than the decorative physical parts that will be affixed.
Building a car that can be easily recycled has forced BMW to reconsider how it can be integrated. Instead of connecting components, it uses connectors such as zip-bolts and quick-release connectors for items such as chairs and dashboards. BMW has designed the quick release connector - which you can see behind the seats - to be lifted in one turn for a special tool. Even the steering wheel is 3D printed.
The car's user interface is perhaps the best evidence that this car imagines the 2040, freeing it from existing or semi-finished technology. Forget touch screens - here you communicate with the car's systems through the crystal structure printed on the dashboard line (or through more traditional controls on the steering wheel). "This is where the 'thinking' of the car is envisioned, allowing the user to see their own intelligence in the workplace," says BMW. There is not even a main display in front of the driver. Instead, i Vision Circular displays it on the windshield.
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