Talk about timeless design

Although the M1 was the first and last BMW supercar to roam the streets, it is fair to say that the Bavarians have made up for not offering a similar-minded successor with the sheer amount of grunt packed by their M-badged contraptions - think the new M5 CS, for example.

Obviously, the i8 cannot be counted as a supercar, however, this design study would fit the bill rather nicely.

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Yeah, yeah, it was made seven years ago. So what? If anything, Lukas Haag’s concept car proves that there are designs that can withstand the test of time without ageing one bit.

In all fairness, what you see now is a tweaked version of the original prototype – dubbed BMW ConnectedDynamics – which was also part of the designer’s bachelor thesis project elaborated in collaboration and with the support of BMW AG, specifically the carmaker’s exterior design department.

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Without getting too much technical details, the prototype is supposed to be rely on its aero efficiency to reach speeds of over 185 mph.

We also do not know what sort of powertrain hides under the slick body – heck, we even love the minimalistic take on the closed-off front grille – but judging by the car’s proportions and said grille, the concept could be good for an all-electric powertrain.

If that is the case, then we are taking a bow because it means that Luka guessed exactly right BMW’s future electrification intentions, which are only starting to bear more palpable fruits with the launch of the iX and incoming i4 EVs.

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Oh, and we don’t know if you see it too, but when viewed from the front, the prototype looks like a smiling kitten.

Source: Lukas Haag

Tudor Rus
Tudor Rus
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Tudor’s first encounter with cars took place when he was only a child. Back then, his father brought home a Trabant 601 Kombi and a few years later, a Wartburg 353. At that time, he was too young to know how they worked and way too young to drive them, but he could see one thing – each of them had a different ethos and their own unique personality. As time went on, he started seeing that in other cars as well, and his love for the automobile was born.  Read full bio
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