Here's a look at BMW's electric sports sedan of the future

BMW is the company that gave us the modern sports sedan and for the past four decades has remained the standard bearer in the segment.

This week, BMW gave the public a glimpse at its vision for the future of the sports sedan with the all-electric i Vision Dynamic show car at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show.

“At the BMW Group, the future of electric mobility has already arrived,” BMW chairman Harald Krüger said in a statement. “With the BMW i Vision Dynamics we are showcasing how we envisage future electric mobility between the i3 and i8: a dynamic and progressive, four-door Gran Coupe.

“We are therefore electrifying the heart of the BMW brand and, at the same time, elevating BMW i into a totally new dimension.”

According to BMW, it will have 25 models equipped with an electrified drivetrain. Of those 25 models, 12 are expected to be completely electric.

Here’s a closer look at the new BMW i Vision Dynamic concept:

The i Vision Dynamic is the concept variant of a production car that will fit in BMW's line-up between the existing...


... i3 city car and the...


... i8 sports car. Some expect the production version of the i Vision to be called the i5.

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'With the i3 and i8 we have designed a revolutionary city car and a revolutionary sports car,' BMW Group design boss, Adrian van Hooydonk said in a statement. 'And now the BMW i Vision Dynamics is combining electric mobility with the core values of BMW: dynamism and elegance.'


BMW considers the i Vision Dynamic to be a 'Gran Coupe,' which means it's styled to be a four-door sedan with the sloping 'cut' roofline of a two-door coupe.


Over all, the i Vision's design is clean and minimalist. Aesthetically, BMW's goal for the car's design features was to do more with less in the sense that it conveys modernity and technology in an understated manner.


According to BMW, the i Vision will have an all-electric drivetrain with a maximum range of 373 miles.


The company expects the i Vision to be able to hit 62 mph from a standstill in less than 4 seconds and reach a top speed of more than 120 mph.


In production trim, the i Vision will likely be equipped with BMW's latest semi-autonomous driving technology. There's no word yet on when a production version of the car will come to market.


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