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, compact at 28 lbs, 220 lbs max load. Age: 16-50. Height: 3.11-6.6".
- High-performance battery: Dual 400W motors, 10 mph max speed, 13.7 miles per charge, 15° slope.
- Illuminating LED lights for visibility.
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.