The BMW Dune Taxi prototype is teased in a new cinematic short film that showcases exactly what an electric off-road machine is capable of in the Arabian Desert. There’s no official word on its powertrain, but we do know that its electric motors make 536 hp and 738 lb-ft, plenty of power to get around just about any dune.
As for other features, it boasts gullwing doors, sleek LED headlights, a roof snorkel and massive wheels. Despite saying that BMW wasn’t entering Extreme E, this could be a prelude of what’s to come. Where is this location exactly? You’re looking at the Moreeb Dune, a large sand dune located near the Liwa Oasis at the Empty Quarter desert in the United Arab Emirates.
- Eye-catching black design with modern aesthetic: Ninebot S is compact, weighting just 28 lbs with a max load of 220 lbs; Applicable Age 16 – 50 years; Applicable Height - 3.11 – 6.6 Inch
- High-performance lithium-ion battery for extended use: Thanks to the dual 400W motors, it can easily reach a max speed of 10 mph; A single fully charged battery can run up to 13.7 miles, climbing a max slope of 15°
- Illuminating LED lights for increased visibility and safety
The Dune Taxi symbolizes BMW’s ambition to challenge the status quo. That also goes for the BMW X, i and M cars on and off the road. Whatever the Dune Taxi can do in extreme conditions, the BMW X6 M, the BMW iX M60 and ultimately the upcoming BMW XM can do every day on tarmac, gravel, sand or snow,” said Osama El Sherif, Head of Corporate Communications BMW Group Middle East to CarScoops.