BMW chooses Alcantara blue to almost completely cover the racing-style interior of the Vision M Next concept car. To underline the internal lines of the seats, red profiles were chosen, which recall the identifying colours of the M brand, synonymous for BMW of sporty performance. The dashboard and uprights are also in the same blue to offer an overall effect of an enveloping cockpit typical of racing cars. Tailor-made finishes – such as the Alcantara weave and the applied straps on the internal door panels – recall the classic stylistic canons of the Bavarian company.
“The BMW Vision M Next provides a glimpse into the future of sporty driving,” says Adrian van Hooydonk, Senior Vice President BMW Group Design. “Where the Vision iNext illustrated how autonomous driving is set to transform life on board our vehicles, the Vision M Next demonstrates how state-of-the-art technology can also make the experience of driving yourself purer and more emotionally engaging. In both models, the focus is firmly on the people inside.”
Pressing the touch sensor on the gullwing doors prompts them to swing open, revealing a cabin that merges the driver and vehicle into one. The classy, minimalist interior revolves entirely around the actively engaged driver, both stylistically and technologically. The interior appears as if cut from a single mould, with functional elements such as the air vents integrated almost out of sight.