German car giant BMW unveiled its futuristic self-driving Vision Next 100 concept car as the company celebrates its 100th birthday in Munich, Monday. The new model is build out of carbonfibre and composite materials, has autonomous driving technology and a four-door monospace design. "The model has the sights of BMW 5 Series and interior dimensions of the BMW 7 Series. So we are definitely moving in general trend of the brand," said Senior Vice President BMW Group Design Adrian van Hooydonk during the presentation.
Adrian van Hooydonk, Senior Vice President BMW Group Design (German): "The measured Cx [head drag coefficient] is only 0,18. It is the new absolute record. The model has the sights of BMW 5 Series and interior dimensions of the BMW 7 Series. So we are definitely moving in general trend of the brand."
Angela Merkel, German Chancellor (German): "BMW is a trade mark that stands for long traditions, high level of engineering art and drive for driving. For example, let's remember a legendary model R32 or highly successful 2002 [model]. Nowadays, BMW is being electricised through its new i Series. BMW sets trends and always new goals. It combines internet and mobility. It is committed to more efficiency by trying to reduce emissions."
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