BMW's high-tech flagship SUV has been snapped looking more production-ready than before.
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The 2021 BMW iNext has been snapped on a trailer alongside the current X5, although the company has worked hard to conceal details about its upcoming technology flagship.

Where the upcoming iX3 and i4 will be based on the internal-combustion X3 and 4 Series respectively, the iNext will be something a bit different. It's not expected to share cues with an existing model.

There are a number of differences between the iNext pictured here and the car we've previously covered. For one, it has a revised glasshouse with a pronounced kick towards the tail, in keeping with BMW's current range of SUVs.

As with the iNext concept, the production car has a clamshell bonnet sitting above slim headlights. Neither of those details are clear on previous test mules.

Our spy photographers point out the lines around the boot and doors, both of which have changed compared to the test mule we've covered in the past. In other words? This mule is much closer to production than BMW's last.

Inside, the steering wheel – used as a teaser earlier this week – is plain for all to see. The rest of the interior is well concealed, but previous teasers have already made it clear the iNext will have a large curved display atop the dashboard.

Compared to the X5 sitting above it on the trailer, the iNext looks like it has a longer wheelbase and body.

While full drivetrain details have yet to be confirmed, BMW says the iNext will have a driving range of over 600 kilometres. The car will also serve as the company's technology flagship, and will include Level 3 autonomous driving and access to numerous online services.

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