その名も「ヴィジョンMネクスト(Vision M Next)」。BMWがハイパフォーマンス”M”ブランドと思われる謎のコンセプトモデルのティーザー画像を公開

~このコンセプトモデルは一体何ぞ?!~

BMWは、近日中に最新フラッグシップ4ドアクーペモデル「8シリーズ・グランクーペ(8 Series Gran Coupe)」を発表することが明らかになっていますが、それとは全く別のコンセプトモデルとなる「ヴィジョンMネクスト・コンセプト(Vision M Next Concept)」を数日以内にミュンヘンのイベントにて世界初公開することが分かりました。

今回、「ヴィジョンMネクスト・コンセプト」に関するティーザー画像も併せて複数枚公開されていますが、そのどれもがあまりにズームアップされているため、全く特徴がわからないものの、恐らくBMWのハイパフォーマンスブランド”M”に関連するモデルではないか?と推測されています。

スポンサーリンク

~”i”ブランドと”M”を組合わせたハイパフォーマンスEVモデル?~

いくつかのティーザー画像を見てみると、そのほとんどがリヤフェンダー付近をズームアップしたものだと考えられますが、その傾斜したルーフライン等をチェックしてみると、スタイリング的には2ドアクーペモデルの可能性もあり、更にブラックの部分はカーボンファイバ製のエアダクトの役目を果たす部分なのかもしれません。

かなり目立つキャラクターラインも確認できますね。
ボディカラーはシルバー系?もしくはホワイト系にレッドのアクセントが加わった2トーンカラーだと思いますが、一体どのようなアクセントなのか、ストライプ用のレッドなのかは明らかにされていません。

パワートレインについては何も明確になっておらず、ハイブリッドエンジンや100%内燃機関、もしくは100%EVの可能性も含まれてます。
噂によると、「i3/i8」をラインナップする”i”ブランド部門の中でもトップエンドグレードとなる”M”を採用するモデルかもしれないとも言われていますが、全てはこの数日以内に明らかになるとのことなので、首を長くして待っていた方が良さそうですね。

~プレスリリース~

「ヴィジョンMネクスト・コンセプト」に関するプレスリリース内容は以下の通り。

The future in details – a collaboration between the BMW Group and Thomas Demand. Artist provides early insights into the BMW Vision M NEXT.

What does the new era of Sheer Driving Pleasure look like? That’s the question the BMW Vision M NEXT, preparing for its presentation in Munich in a few days’ time, seeks to answer. As part of a collaboration with the BMW Group, artist Thomas Demand has produced a series of photographs which pull back the covers on some early details of the car – without removing them completely.

Munich. What does the new era of Sheer Driving Pleasure look like? That’s the question the BMW Vision M NEXT, preparing for its presentation in Munich in a few days’ time, seeks to answer. As part of a collaboration with the BMW Group, artist Thomas Demand has produced a series of photographs which pull back the covers on some early details of the car – without removing them completely. This is not the first time Demand and the BMW Group have got together. Back in 2000 the BMW Group commissioned Demand to create a piece for the prestigious AutoWerke collection, which saw 28 internationally renowned artists including Candida Höfer, Wolfgang Tillmans, Thomas Struth and Demand himself turn their attentions to the themes of cars and mobility. And now Demand has refocused his materials and medium of choice – papier, cardboard and photography – on a new subject area: the mobility of the future.

“Like most artists, I’m fascinated by things we haven’t seen before, images still to be discovered. So I was delighted to accept the invitation of Adrian van Hooydonk and his team. I think the way I look at photography puts me in a good place to bring out essential, abstract elements. The M NEXT study is a highly complex vehicle whose radical design extends beyond the job description of an everyday model. A concept like this represents a very interesting opportunity for me to transport these ideas and future forms into the public consciousness.” Thomas Demand.

The new era of Sheer Driving Pleasure.

The shape and substance of future mobility are the forces behind both the BMW Vision iNEXT and BMW’s latest Vision Vehicle: the BMW Vision M NEXT. Where the BMW Vision iNEXT shows us the ways in which autonomous driving will change life on board our vehicles, the BMW Vision M NEXT demonstrates how technology can be harnessed to enhance driving pleasure. In the new age of mobility, intelligent technologies will fuel sporty driving and the person at the wheel will be turned into the ultimate driver.

Whether it’s the relaxation of EASE driving in the BMW Vision iNEXT or a dynamic BOOST experience at the helm of the BMW Vision M NEXT, in both cases people – and their emotions and needs – take centre stage, design and technology enriching the desired driving experience.

“When we reveal a new vehicle, there are myriad overall views at play. This time we’re taking a new approach and presenting a selection of artworks ahead of the car’s unveiling. The photos are fascinating and tell their own story. They are very close to the BMW Vision Vehicle and yet completely abstract, pure art. They will only become tangible when you set eyes on the Vision Vehicle itself.” Adrian van Hooydonk, Senior Vice President BMW Group Design

Down to details.

Thomas Demand and Adrian van Hooydonk hold one another in high regard and regularly take time to discuss all things urban and future mobility-related. It therefore made sense for the BMW Group to give Demand a sneak preview of the BMW Vision M NEXT and invite the inspiration to flow. The artist duly picked out various details and created paper and cardboard models based on them. These provided the focal point for the photographs that followed. Demand’s concept here is based on the actual colour scheme and visual forms of the BMW Vision M NEXT. However, he zooms in so closely on the surface of the vision vehicle that his paper and cardboard models become removed from the subject matter at hand. His endeavours are encapsulated in four works which stay very close to the details of the BMW Vision M NEXT and yet also represent abstract photographic art. Audiences will have to wait until the presentation of the BMW Vision M NEXT in Munich later this month to see the art fleshed out into tangible reality.

☆★☆BMW・コンセプト関連記事5選はコチラ!☆★☆

Reference:motor1.com

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