A CAR salesman has revealed a truly futuristic feature on the BMW IX EV that makes the car seem a lot more like a spaceship than a car.
As EVs slowly become the standard, automakers are scrambling to come up with ways to make their products stand out from the crowd.
A salesman from Open Road BMW of Edison uploaded a video to their TikTok account (@openroadbmw) to showcase what makes the IX EV SUV a vehicle that is truly unlike any other.
As he pointed out, the entire body is made from carbon fiber and aluminum, making it an extremely light vehicle compared to other EVs on the market.
The dashboard, complete with a floating interactive dashboard, is infused with an olive leaf extract instead of conventional tanners in order to stick to the company’s mission for cleaner mobility and manufacturing processing.
The IX comes with washers for all the external cameras, and the image provided to the interactive dashboard can be rotated by moving pinched fingers in front of the screen – no touch needed.
For those hesitant to move away from gas-powered cars due to the sound of the engine, the IX also has a speaker that broadcasts sounds of an engine according to the RPMs of the tires and accelerator input.
Aside from the massive panoramic sunroof, vegan leather tan seats, and spacious interior, the most innovative feature was on the outside of the vehicle.
“This grill may look huge, but that’s because it houses all the sensors,” he said.
“And it’s self-healing, so if someone were to scratch it, it actually heals itself.”
The seemingly alive grill is thanks to ground-breaking technology that is designed to keep the sensors housed in the grill safe.
“An additional polyurethane coating reduces the kidney grille’s susceptibility to damage,” wrote the performance luxury automaker.
“The self-healing effect of its surface can repair minor scratches, for example – within 24 hours at room temperature or through a five-minute supply of warm air.”
According to a statement from the company, the technology is actually categorized as “shy tech,” as it’s tech that is supposed to go unnoticed unless the tech becomes necessary.
The IX’s long list of technology doesn’t end there.
The SUV also has windows that can shift the intensity of UV protection according to how much light is running through the window’s adaptive film layers.
It’s especially helpful when parking in the bright sun, as all the windows can be programmed into a “Shade Mode,” which darkens the windows to keep the interior of the EV cool.