BMW GINA Light Visionary Model: Premiere

With the development of the BMW GINA Light Visionary Model the BMW Group presents trendsetting solutions. Chris Bangle gives us a first impression of the ideas behind the process of sculpturing an experimental study. This is the story behind this innovation!

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BMW GINA Concept
DtRockstar1 records a one of a kind concept car, the BMW GINA. GINA stands for Geometry and functions In 'N' Adaptations. The body is made of a very strong fabric, polyurethane coated spandex. It is amazing to see the doors opening and the hood opening like an eye. This was GINA's first time in the USA. Facebook - Blog -​m/ Twitter:!/DtRockstar1 Razzi:

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BMW Vision Next 100 - interior Exterior and Drive
Revealed: the BMW ‘Vision Next 100’ concept BMW celebrates 100 years this week. Here’s the car that’ll lead the party BMW’s vision for the next 100 years is a sporting saloon. Not an SUV, not a hypercar, not a nuclear-powered flying car. Sports saloons are, says Adrian von Hooydonk, ‘the core’ of BMW. But the BMW Vision Next 100, to give the car its full name, is also autonomous, shape-shifting and powered by something they won’t name. Just like the i8 Spider revealed at CES in January, it has two modes. You drive or it drives. But even when you’re driving, you’re in ‘Boost mode’ - Boosted into a hero driver. Augmented-reality guides you, projecting the ideal steering line and speed onto the windscreen. The augmented-reality display will also project hidden hazards into your field of view. BMW’s example is a cyclist obscured by a truck. An image of the cyclist is projected onto your windscreen, making the truck magically semi-transparent. If even that is all too difficult, or you have other things to do, switch to ‘ease mode’. The steering quadrant folds away and the chairs swivel around so you can kick back and get on with life. Now, this shape-shifting business – or ‘alive geometry’ as van Hooydonk calls it. The armadillo-scales triangles on the dash let the car warn you, almost subliminally, of upcoming hazards by opening to reveal their red flipsides. The external bodywork wears more of the same triangular motif. The wheels are faired in, so when the front ones turn to steer, the bodywork stretches to accommodate them. At the back of the car, the profile lengthens with speed, cutting aero drag. At the front, the kidney grille is present and correct, but van Hooydonk points out it isn’t needed as an air intake – a clue that there’s no straight-six behind there. Instead they have re-purposed the grille as a porthole for all the sensors the car needs to drive autonomously. “If you can imagine the future, you’ve made the first step,” says AvH. He’s imagined something pretty, don’t you think. But the future? Thoughts below, please. "SUBSCRIBE NOW" 2016, 100 points to the next century, concept, led lights drive interior technology Alive Geometry

NEW BMW Z4 Concept
BMW Z4 Concept Debuts, Suggests Sublime Shape For Future Roadster. The exterior looks fantastic, but the cabin is bizarre. After copious speculation, the BMW Z4 Concept finally gives us a real hint about what the upcoming roadster looks like. The orange droptop will brighten the Concept Lawn of the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance for its only North American public showing on Sunday, August 20. “The BMW Concept Z4 expresses the new BMW design language from all perspectives and in all details,” Adrian van Hooydonk, Senior Vice President BMW Group Design, said in the roadster’s announcement. “From the dynamic- looking front to the striking flanks to the clean-cut tail end: a few lines and the subtle interplay between surfaces are enough to generate a sense of power and emotion.” BMW says that the Z4 Concept takes inspiration from the company’s past roadsters, but there’s nothing retro about this shape. In fact, the design team moves away from some of the firm’s traditional styling cues. For example, the vertically oriented headlights diverge from the horizontal layout that’s generally the norm for the German brand’s vehicles. In addition, rather than bars in the kidney grille, there’s an intricately shaped mesh. Up front, the roadster features a fascia that appears to float below the hood. A V-shaped piece of carbon fiber dominates the center section and lends a visual flourish with the body-color sections on each side. The fascia’s angular design contrasts with the long, clamshell hood’s rounded shape. Long slits keep things from appearing too boring. Gills behind each wheel create contours that run up each side. A hard crease starts at the upper portion of these outlets and flows diagonally up the body until the taillights pick up this shape. Nacelles are a common feature of modern roadster, but the Z4 Concept has a unique spin on them by leaving them open in the center. Plus, a gorgeous curve on the inside of each one pleases the eye. Inside, the Z4 Concept is pretty weird. The driver’s side looks aggressive by being entirely black except for some metallic trim and red paddle shifters. A digital instrument cluster and wide infotainment display are the same height so that a person has all of these details easily within his/her vision. However, the concept’s passenger side is a shade of light brown leather that matches the Energetic Orange Frozen exterior paint. The bi-color layout creates an odd effect visually because it appears that the cabin comes from two different vehicles. BMW doesn’t offer any powertrain details about the Z4 Concept, but a recent leak hints at what motivates the production model. In the United States, customers would be able to choose from an entry-level four cylinder with 195 horsepower (145 kilowatts), a 248-hp (185 kW) four banger, and an inline six with 335 hp (250 kW). Z4 buyers will be able to get a manual or automatic gearbox, unlike the potentially auto-only Toyota Supra. “The attention-grabbing design study offers a look ahead to the series-production version of the car set to be unveiled over the course of next year,” according to BMW’s release. The concept at least tells us that the road-going model should look good.