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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-24-2018, 03:36 PM Thread Starter
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BMW iNEXT Concept Set Precedence For Future EV's



Expected to make an appearance sometime next year as an SUV, BMWs iNEXT concept will pave the way for a new generation of autonomous electric vehicles and give us a sneak peek at whats to come.

Already set to debut a production ready variant in 2021, the iNEXT concept will be showing off BMWs new modular platform which can be used to build petrol, diesel, plug-in hybrids and fully electric vehicles. Of course with how popular pure electric cars are becoming, some potential customers could be more interested in the concepts powertrain and battery.

Nothing has been confirmed by BMW yet, but Auto Express claims the iNEXT could feature a variety of battery sizes because of how flexible the new platform is. Sizes could range from 60kWh to 120kWh, which is good enough to provide a vehicle with at least 280 miles of electric only range on a full charge. At most the battery could deliver an eye-opening 435 miles.

What we do know are the platforms power outputs, which is tuned to produce 134bhp, 255bhp, 335bhp and 443bhp. Most will come with four-wheel drive with one motor at each axle, but a triple motor setup is possible and that could deliver up to 800bhp.

The future is drawing closer and head of BMW i Product Management Alexander Kotouc can promise you that this year you will see something and touch something you need to let people experience what is coming.
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-26-2018, 12:45 PM
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Too bad this concept shows a lot of what we won't get in any upcoming BMW EV's like the 3 series and the X3. We will be in for a long wait till we see things like those integrated headlights.
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Maybe it'll have the new BMW low temperature batteries, or at least an early iteration of it because BMW is investing money into batteries that can withstand the cold better.
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Maybe it'll have the new BMW low temperature batteries, or at least an early iteration of it because BMW is investing money into batteries that can withstand the cold better.
Up to 12 times more power is what they can achieve and from the start as these new batteries hit the market, it will be reasonable to say just doing better than the competition alone will give them an edge in sales, probably no need to be 12 times more powerful right away. Even just getting better range and power than the current i3 would push me closer to buying.
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Maybe it'll have the new BMW low temperature batteries, or at least an early iteration of it because BMW is investing money into batteries that can withstand the cold better.
Looking into the specs I hope this also means that we see improved cold and extreme weather durability as batteries tend to perform less than what they're rated for in those conditions.


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In tests the self-heating mechanism generates an electrochemical interface. This provides internal warm-up to 0C in less than 20 seconds at -20C, consuming just 3.8 percent of cell capacity. Comparatively heat-up is within 30 seconds at -30C (and consuming only 5.5 percent of cell capacity).
In terms of other specifications, the All-Climate-Battery cell yields a discharge-to-regeneration power of 1.06 and 1.4kW/kg at a 50 per cent state of charge. Trials have shown when operating a -30C the battery provides up to 12 times more power than with the best lithium-ion cells.
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