BMW’s iNext electric, self-driving flagship car set to hit showrooms in 2021

During the course of bigwig automaker BMW's annual shareholders meeting in Munich on Thursday, CEO Harald Krueger revealed that the company is readying its iNext electric, self-driving flagship car.

According to the details shared by Krueger, the iNext electric, self-driving car is scheduled to hit showrooms in the year 2021.

The imminent availability of the BMW iNext in 2021 will mark a new addition to the luxury car manufacturer's 'i' sub-brand, which presently includes the company's i3 electric vehicle and i8 plug-in hybrid.

Krueger has revealed that the iNext electric, self-driving car will boast a new interior, along with an avant-garde electric powertrain. The car will essentially be one of the key focus areas in BMW's attempts to retain its dominance in the luxury-car arena, especially against challengers like Tesla Motors.

To highlight the significance of iNext electric, self-driving car for BMW, Kueger said in his prepared comments at shareholders meeting that iNext will be BMW's "new innovation driver, with autonomous driving, digital connectivity, intelligent lightweight design, a totally new interior and ultimately bringing the next generation of electro-mobility to the road."