BMW's next generation of pure electric mobility is no longer a vision.

The German premium carmaker's Vision iNEXT is taking an evolutionary step forward as

it will be finally churned into a production build in 2021 as the new BMW iX.

The next-gen electric crossover goes beyond mobility, as it blends technology and design to offer a new level of electric driving pleasure

The new BMW iX is underpinned by a new, modular, scalable architecture (iX technology platform) that will also underpin future BMW Group EVs.

This new platform is complemented by the fifth-generation BMW eDrive technology, with power units delivering around 500 hp

output for a 0-62 mph sprint time of under 5.0 seconds. As for range, the iX can go as far as 300 miles.

In terms of looks, the new BMW iX boasts muscular looks with powerful proportions.

Similar in size to the X5, the new iX has a face that's marked by the massive kidney grilles, making it look as repulsive as the new M3 and M4.

This grille have no cooling purpose; it serves as an intelligence panel that integrates a camera, radar, and other sensors.

The kidney grilles are flanked by slim LED headlights, or the optional BMW Laserlight

They lead to a pronounced three-dimensional hood, complemented by frameless windows, doors

integrated flush handles, black body edging, as well as a minimalist rear end and slim tail lights.

The carmaker will commence production of the iX at BMW Plant Dingolfing in the second half of 2021. Sales in the United States will start in early 2022.