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BMW iNext Undergoing Severe Testing Ahead Of Production

The BMW iNEXT electric SUV is undergoing extreme testing before arriving on the market in 2021.

  • Testing recently conducted in the Kalahari Desert and in remote parts of Sweden.
  • The iNEXT will be an all-electric SUV which will share technologies with the iX3 and i4.
  • The Vision iNEXT Concept was the one all scoffed at for its ridiculous front fascia and gaping snout of a grille.

In September of 2018, BMW released images of the Vision iNEXT Concept, their take on a fully-electric SUV. Much of the attention on the concept went towards its rather absurd front end design than essentially everything else. BMW has just released images of a BMW iNext test mule being put through its paces in Southern Africa.

While nothing is shared as far as specifications are concerned, we can see by the supplied pictures that the front grille seems to have shrunk ever so slightly, at least that’s what we hope we see though the camouflage. Size-wise, it looks about the same and, if anything, it reminds us more of a tall wagon than an actual SUV, much like the Audi e-Tron.

The images of the BMW iNEXT in the smouldering desert come after the iNEXT was spotted in  the freezing cold at the polar circle in Northern Sweden. These tests are not unusual as all OEMs perform them but it is refreshing to see professional pictures of the testing.

The production version of the BMW iNEXT EV is expected to land in 2021.

Source: BMW

BMW iNext Test Mule – BMW

BMW iNext Test Mule – BMW

BMW iNext Test Mule – BMW

BMW iNext Test Mule – BMW

BMW iNext Test Mule – BMW

BMW iNext Test Mule – BMW

BMW iNext Test Mule – BMW

BMW iNext Test Mule – BMW

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