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BMW Vision Neue Klasse X

BMW Vision Neue Klasse X

The all-electric BMW Vision Neue Klasse X ‘Sports Activity Vehicle’ (SAV) has been revealed, and the production model will be here in 2025. It will feature the sixth generation of BMW eDrive, with an 800-volt system, enabling a 10 minute charge to deliver 186 miles of range.

Unlike the existing BMW iX3, the Vision Neue Klasse X will be based on an all-new platform. BMW says that the latest Vision Vehicle illustrates how the brand sees the future of its X models.

The latest, sixth generation of BMW eDrive technology features improved e-drive units and new lithium-ion battery cells, with an energy density more than 20 percent higher than that of the prismatic cells previously used. In combination with the transition to an 800-volt system, this will improve charging speed by up to 30 percent – allowing charging for a 186-mile range in just ten minutes. The sixth generation of BMW eDrive also delivers up to 30 percent more range. 

BMW Neue Klasse models scheduled for launch in 2025 will also be able to store electricity and function as a power outlet. They are equipped with technology for bidirectional charging – i.e. the ability to both accept and supply electricity.

The aerodynamics of the BMW Vision Neue Klasse X are improved by 20 percent compared to a comparable model in the current line-up. New tyre designs and a special brake system for fully-electric vehicles help increase overall vehicle efficiency by up to 25 percent.

The forthcoming new version of the 3 Series saloon, the BMW Vision Neue Klasse, was revealed in 2023. BMW says that the Neue Klasse has three main characteristics – electric, digital and circular – and the Vision Neue Klasse X takes “the driving pleasure that forms the core of the BMW brand to the next level with drive and chassis control developed specially for the Neue Klasse.” Up to ten times more computing power will integrate the entire powertrain and driving dynamics.

The new, simple design of the Neue Klasse is combined with large window areas, a long wheelbase, short overhangs, and a more spacious interior.

BMW Panoramic Vision projects key information across the full width of the windscreen. It will be complemented in production models of the Neue Klasse by the enhanced BMW 3D Head-Up Display.

The Personal Sound Experience, presented for the first time with the new HYPERSONX WHEEL, allows occupants of the Vision Neue Klasse X to enjoy their favourite sounds.