2011 BMW Vision ConnectedDrive Concept
BMW Vision ConnectedDrive with a new design language and an array of intelligent driver information technologies that will find their way in future production models. It was penned under the supervision of BMW’s new head of design, Adrian von Hooydonk. The two-seat roadster model with a cleaner overall design, pointier front, the blending of taut and multi-layered surfacing treatments and the shape of tail lights.
The concept embodies the dynamic BMW design language with its long wheelbase, set back seating position and long bonnet but combines it with taut surfaces and distinctive flowing lines. This results in an interesting play of light and shadow making the car appear as if it is accelerating even at a standstill. The sliding doors, inspired by those on the BMW Z1, disappear into the body of the car. This allows the BMW ConnectedDrive Concept to be driven with the doors open, emphasising the link between the vehicle and its environment.
The interior is far more futuristic but the minimalistic design philosophy may be applied in a more production kind of way in the next generations of the BMW models.
The BMW Vision ConnectedDrive Concept showcases numerous technologies including a fully programmable instrument cluster with, three-dimensional displays plus a separate HUD (Head-Up Display) unit, and various driver assistance systems.
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