BMW bets on iNext in sales race with Mercedes

BMW confirms fully autonomous i for 2021

There's not much to tell from this shadowy image, but the vehicle appears to take after the BMW i Vision Dynamics concept, which previews the design of future electric cars from the brand. We've heard that it would be some sort of SUV.

"The iNext project is our building kit for the future", he said.

Being a technological flagship for BMW, the iNext will incorporate multiple technologies that will define the automaker's cars going into the future, the three main ones being electric propulsion, self-driving capability and advanced interfaces.

The iNext, he said, would be fully electric, powered by fifth-generation battery technology giving it a range of about 700 kilometres, fully connected and would also offer a new level of automated driving. That means an electric auto with a high degree of autonomy.

BMW Teases iNext EV

While BMW offered customers software upgrades for diesel vehicles with the motor type "Euro 5" from 2011 onwards, the company does not believe that more costly hardware upgrades demanded in the wake of the diesel emissions scandal are a technically sensible solution. BMW has confirmed the iNext will be capable of Level 4 autonomy, but it will not be enabled when it launches due to a lack of regulatory framework surrounding autonomy.

Through April, BMW's global brand sales grew 2.5 per cent, while Mercedes' registrations surged 13 per cent. So expect the BMW iNEXT to be similar. Details of the system are largely unknown at this time, but are expected to include new gesture controls for the entertainment and climate control systems.

Production electric vehicle will begin at the Dingolfing plant in Germany, writes Motor1.

Previously NV was informed that Audi has carried out final tests of its first electric crossover called the E-Tron.

Senate Confirms Gina Haspel As CIA Director
Democratic senators grilled Haspel on these events at her confirmation hearing before the Senate intelligence committee on May 9. McConnell steered the confirmation swiftly past opponents, including the ailing Republican Sen.

Related:

Comments

Latest news

Israel strikes Iranian targets in Syria after rocket fire on Golan Heights
Israel has neither confirmed nor denied responsibility. "The Israelis want to make this into an Iran-Israel thing, but it isn't". Syrian media said it was the first time in years that Syrians had fired at Israeli forces in the Golan Heights.

Vanguard S&P 500 Index ETF (VSP) Moves Up 0.06% on May 17
Here we'll take a quick glance at how the stock price is now trading in relation to some of its simple moving averages. At the time of writing, Prudential Short Duration High (ISD) has a 14-day Commodity Channel Index (CCI) of -102.04.

Legislature interviews Underwood, others as potential AG successor
Schneiderman denies the allegations. "I know Barbara, I have worked with her and have great respect for her", Lavine said. Panel members said they approved of the fact that she doesn't plan to run for a four-year term.

Sr lawyer Mukul Rohatgi appointed to Lokpal panel: Centre
The decision of the appointment was taken on May 11, Attorney General told the bench headed by Justice Ranjan Gogoi . On April 17, the court had hoped that the appointment of the Lokpal "will be made at the earliest possible".

Sir Elton John to perform at Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding
During his appearance on "Lorraine", John continued, "It was an extraordinary and mesmerizing summer, and I just couldn't believe what was going on".

Major Kurdish parties lead in 2 provinces in Iraq's preliminary election results
Turnout fell far short of previous elections with only 44.5 percent of registered voters participating. The record low turnout was partly blamed on a curfew and restrictions on movement of vehicle.

Massive Beastie Boys Memoir Arriving in Bookstores This Fall
Almost five years ago, it was announced that Beastie Boys' Mike D and Ad-Rock were working on a memoir about the group. Formed as a New York City hardcore band in 1981, Beastie Boys struck an unlikely path to global hip hop superstardom.

GOP leaders discuss immigration with Trump at White House
The idea stems from a simple concept that every child knows about his parents: Keep asking, and eventually you may get to "yes". The petitions rarely succeed, and those behind them are generally punished by leadership.

Raid on Najib's house intensifies
He said he was not able to reveal the contents of the boxes in the police Black Maria that left Najib's home at Langgak Duta. Firdaus Latif, CC BY-SA 2.0)Najib led the Malaysian government for nine years before he lost the May 9 election.

South Africa recalls ambassador to Israel after killing of protesters
Ngombane, who has been serving in Israel since 2013, is now the dean of the African Diplomatic Group, which includes 16 countries.

Trump Form Lists Payment To Cohen, Lawyer Who Paid Stormy Daniel
According to ethics document, Trump's income was $25 million in 2017 and more than $15 million from the golf club. He said he had not been reimbursed by Trump's company or Trump's campaign. "You'll have to ask Michael Cohen ".

National Weather Service warns of hail, flood risks Monday in Will County
We will return to a set up that supports more afternoon and evening storms, kind of like we experienced earlier this week. All of Lewis and Clark County remains under a Flood Warning as well. "Wednesday and Thursday don't look so bad".

Pete Davidson Says Donald Trump Faked A Phone Call During 'SNL' Rehearsals
Journalists and "several of Trump's top aides" told the Post those braggadocious calls were in fact made by the billionaire real estate mogul.

Deadpool 2 star Ryan Reynolds has asked a man to marry him
The best bit is the credits where the movie borrows the nonsensical way of announcing the cast and crew from the first film. And then there is Vanisher , a mutant who stays invisible and never turns up for the auditions (yet gets recruited).

The Division 2 set to launch within a year
What's also interesting to highlight in the report is that the current The Division game has over 20 million registered players. A public announcement is expected to be made during Ubisoft's E3 press conference on June 11.

Other news