This latest concept from BMW draws a line in the proverbial sand– and the literal sand with the all-new, all-electric Dune Taxi!
A play on the classic BMW M5 ‘Ring Taxi that shuttles thrill-seeking tourists around Germany’s Nürburgring racetrack, the Dune Taxi is being called an “all-electric prototype” by its developers at BMW Middle East, who quietly (?) announced the new concept car on YouTube.
Details are scarce, but the video claims 536 HP and 737 lb-ft of instant TQ are powering the purpose-built off-roader and its sixteen (!) inches of suspension travel up and over– like, way over the desert dunes, and the automotive press as-a-whole is going with it, with barely anyone asking what, exactly, BMW has built a prototype of.
If you ask us, we’re thinking that the BMW brass has been taking a good, green-eyed look at the success of the Extreme E rally series and the tidal wave of positive press that Audi got for its all-electric Dakar entry and decided that maybe they could use some of that off-road glory, too.
Regardless of the “why,” the “what,” in this case, is still pretty awesome. You can watch the original release video, below, then let us know what you think of the go-fast BMW off-roader in the comments section at the bottom of the page. PS: no bonus points for mentioning that there are no chargers in the desert (LOL).
Dune Taxi – When xDrive Meets BMW M
SOURCE | IMAGES: BMW.