BMW's Electrifying Future: A First Look at the Upcoming Neue Klasse SUV
Well, folks, here we are, diving headfirst into BMW's electrifying future with a first look at their upcoming Neue Klasse SUV. BMW's electric ambitions are poised to hit full throttle in 2025, as they roll out an entirely new platform for their electric fleet. The Neue Klasse architecture is set to be the backbone of no less than six emissions-free cars and SUVs.
Now, when it comes to this particular high-riding electric Neue Klasse, think iX3 proportions, but with some clever engineering tricks up its sleeve. BMW's pulling off some EV magic to maximize cargo space and create a roomier cabin due to a bigger wheelbase. Early prototypes are sporting a horizontal kidney grille, a nod to the Vision Neue Klasse concept's influence.
I must emphasize that our illustration's only about 25% accurate at this point. Information's still somewhat scarce, but it's all part of the fun, right? We took a swing at envisioning how the Vision Neue Klasse SUV's design could translate onto an SUV body. Test prototypes are revealing shifting proportions, giving this ride a vibe akin to a smaller BMW iX with a dash of sportiness. And hold your horses, those vertical kidney grilles? Well, they seem to have finally hit the road. What you're seeing instead is this massive vertical pseudo grille, which is likely more about sensors than air intakes, but it does give the Neue Klasse an air of width and aggression.
While the profile might seem relatively tame with no flashy bulges or exaggerated fenders, there are still some noteworthy details. Flush-mounted door handles, beefy brake calipers, and some wheels that hint at this not being your run-of-the-mill base model. As for the interior, we can't be sure of anything just yet, but BMW has announced a windscreen wide head-up display for the Neue Klasse, so that is expected to make an appearance.
Patience is key because we've got a couple of years to go before this electric SUV hits production. So don't be surprised if you catch a glimpse of these camo-covered prototypes roaming the streets before then. BMW's electrified future is looking pretty intriguing, folks, and we'll be here to bring you all the updates as they roll in. Expect more accurate renders as new intel becomes available.