2022 BMW iNext spy shots

BMW is working on a technological flagship code-named the iNext, which the automaker previewed in 2018 with the Vision iNext concept and has since confirmed is coming in 2021.

New prototypes for the iNext have been spotted, revealing a few clues about the vehicle that in production guise could be badged an iX or iX5.

The iNext is a battery-electric crossover SUV similar in size and shape to the X5. The roofline is lower though, for a more aerodynamic profile, and the face of the vehicle sports a unique treatment with a sealed-off grille matching the body color. Inside should be adequate space for five adults.

BMW Vision iNext concept

Being a technological flagship for BMW, the iNext will incorporate multiple technologies that will define the automaker’s cars in the short to medium term, the three main ones being electric propulsion, self-driving capability, and advanced interfaces.

The iNext will feature

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The Cheapest Electric Car on Sale Now: 2020 Mini Cooper SE

Here is a breakdown of the available discounts to see how the cost shakes out:

In California, for example, after the $7,500 federal EV credit and available state incentives are applied ($2,000, and an additional $2,500 subject to income qualifications), the cheapest electric car on sale’s price drops to an enticing $18,750. At the moment, you can pre-order a 2020 Mini Cooper SE electric car, which requires a $500 reservation fee, with deliveries expected to begin in early 2021. According to Mini, there is an overwhelming demand for the Cooper SE EV, and inventory is low. Bearing in mind how costly electric cars are, not to mention the impact of the pandemic on production, it will be interesting to see the sales figures a year from now.

For now, though, let’s take a closer look at what an entry-level electric Cooper SE can afford the hidden environmentalist in all of

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