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BMW began winter testing electric crossover iNEXT (photo)

BMW said, how goes winter testing running prototype of an electric crossover iNEXT at the site in the Swedish town of Arjeplog, close to the Arctic circle. Now, the engineers adjust the chassis and suspension, and also check the operation of the power plant at extremely low temperatures.

BMW iNEXT called a new technological flagship of the German mark. Crossover will fall on the conveyor plant in Dingolfing, Germany, in 2021. In the North of Sweden all components of the car — fully electric propulsion, intelligent all-wheel drive and a specially designed suspension is subjected to a severe test. Checks the operation of the cooling system batteries and power management: battery charging, the transfer of energy to the electric motor, the operation of heating and ventilation of the cabin.

On icy roads BMW is testing electric car designed for four-wheel drive, and electronic stabilization system. Analyzes the effectiveness the distribution of torque between the axles and job management system adaptive suspension.

Serial BMW iNEXT will be based on last year’s concept Vision iNEXT. According to the manufacturer, the model will unite all the key technologies of the future: electric power unit, a permanent connection to the Network and the ability of Autonomous control. The prototype was distinguished by the unusual color of the body of Liquid Copper Greyrose, changing tone from lighting, touch sensitive trim.

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