BMW Vision M NEXT, the electric vehicle concept that had its world debut on June 25 will not be in showrooms anytime soon, if ever. But let's hope the sound of the vehicle, which was created by the famous movie -core composer Hans Zimmer and Renzo Vitale, an acoustic engineer and sound designer at the BMW Group, enters the automaker's next line of vehicles.
Safe electric vehicles are quiet. They do not have to sound like a vehicle with an internal combustion engine. And this notion does not. But it could be a fun addition feature that drivers could choose to turn on or off.
Earlier this month, BMW Zimmer's role in designing the sound of the Vision M NEXT concept and possibly its next generation of electric cars. It was not clear what the concept was like that the video that was released at that time made it difficult to select noise from electric car against the background music.
Now, BMW has added a website where visitors can look into the futuristic car. People can 3D print a smaller version of the vehicle thanks to a free STL file. They can download the wallpaper. Or they can listen to the sound that Zimmer has created for Vision M NEXT.
The video file below plays what BMW Vision M NEXT sounds like when it accelerates in "Boost + Mode."
The beginning of the track sounds much like the THX opener, which plays in cinemas just before a movie and then turns into a pop ̵
It's similar to Blade Runner – and that's a good thing.
The vehicle that debuted in the NEXTGen event in Munich is supposed to show where the automaker is moving in terms of design, electric car plans and technology as its next generation of adaptive cruise control system, which will be able to detect and stop automatically at red light.
BMW customers can expect the next generation of electric vehicles to come with special acoustics designed to mimic the feeling a driver can get when they are behind an M5 or other BMW with an internal combustion engine. And it seems that BMW's next slate with electric cars could arrive faster than originally planned.
In the NEXTGen event, the car manufacturer announced that it is ahead of schedule in its efforts to produce at least 25 electrified vehicles. BMW, which accounted for 2025, now says it will offer these 25 vehicles by 2023.