The iNext will be pitched as BMW's tech flagship, so expect cutting-edge innovations in infotainment and interior technology, as well as the brand's latest electric powertrain and well-documented driverless tech.
Harald Krüger, Chairman of the Board of Management of BMW AG, said: "The iNEXT project is our building kit for the future".
The company previously hinted at a range of up to 435 miles, presumably based on the generous NEDC test cycle.
Built in BMW's Dingolfing plant north-west of Munich, the iNEXT is expected to mirror Tesla models by being offered with battery packs ranging from 60kWh to 120kWh. Later this year, BMW iNEXT will be presented as Vision Vehicle.
BMW has teased a new picture of the iNEXT concept vehicle that it will reveal later this year. It will be developed in tandem with the i4 electric large sedan concept first seen in Frankfurt in 2017. "For the first time, we are combining all key technologies for future mobility in one vehicle", he told the AGM's attendees.
While BMW offered customers software upgrades for diesel vehicles with the motor type "Euro 5" from 2011 onwards, the company does not believe that more costly hardware upgrades demanded in the wake of the diesel emissions scandal are a technically sensible solution. Going forward, all pure electric BMW models will sport the "i" badge and come equipped with fifth-generation battery technology.
BMW released this sketch of the iNext concept. BMW iNEXT Concept will be fully electric, fully connected and highly automated vehicle.