BMW has released a new Vision concept car, taking the torch from the BMW Vision Efficient Dynamics concept with clear inspiration from the world of Tron. The new BMW Vision Connected Drive Concept is yet another bold step forward for BMW concept styling, a design with a clear departure from BMW bread and butter. The classic BMW grille and logo are present, but the rest of the design is more curvy, aggressive and downright dangerous when compared to the familiar standard.
The BMW Vision Connected Drive Concept feels like it was designed in the world of Tron Legacy, featuring inset lights between sections of the body and wrapped within the interior as well. That interior is heavy with tech, with a dedicated visual console for the passenger and a heads up display system for the driver. The Vision Connected Drive concept is aimed at connectivity with the driver’s mobile device, using an iPhone or an Android system as a gateway between the tech of the automobile and the user’s own suite of apps.
The earlier Vision concept, the BMW Vision Efficient Dynamics concept, felt a bit like a pipe dream. However, a prototype has been built and it’s looking like it’s heading toward production. Might we see the same of the Vision Connected Drive concept? While a few changes will likely be made to bring this one down to Earth, we have to respect BWM’s inspiration here. [via worldcarfans and theawesomer]