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As promised, on March 21, BMW showed its new concept car, the BMW Vision Neue Klasse X. This is a mid-class crossover, which in the future should replace the existing BMW iX3 electric car – and this should happen in 2025.

The X is the second of six electric vehicles that will use the Neue Klasse platform. The appearance of these models is planned for the period from 2025 to 2027.

The BMW Neue Klasse X concept brings back BMW’s signature vertical nostrils, which immediately sets it apart from its sister sedan. Although in general the design is designed in the same style of “modern minimalism” and with large glass areas – this should give a lot of light to the cabin.

The headlights follow the trend set by the Neue Klasse sedan: instead of circles and swirls, vertical LEDs are used.

In addition, the interior of the BMW Neue Klasse X concept attracts attention with the use of a projection dashboard: a black strip as wide as the entire windshield, on which the necessary information is displayed. The BMW Neue Klasse X concept also showcases a parallelogram-shaped flat display and hidden air vents.

Neue Klasse X once again confirms the death of the iDrive controller. Instead, the buttons on the steering wheel interact with BMW Panoramic Vision and the central display. Dubbed HyPersonX, the steering wheel features a control designed to adjust the Neue Klasse X’s “sound” (i.e., what artificial noises are introduced into the cabin), which can be adjusted on the fly.

The interior trim uses a new material of plant origin that does not contain petroleum. You can also find a lot of recycled marine plastic: discarded fishing nets make up 30 percent of cabin plastic.

General technical information about the BMW Neue Klasse X became known on the eve of the premiere: new 800-volt architecture, new batteries and electric motors, very fast charging.

The production version of the Neue Klasse X, which will most likely become the second-generation iX3, will be produced at BMW’s Debrecen plant in Hungary starting next year. Meanwhile, reports indicate that BMW will retain the ICE-powered X3, but it will be sold as an independent model from the iX3/Neue Klasse X.

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