Electric Sea Vehicle from BMW: THE ICON
When it comes to BMW, fast, comfortable, and expensive cars come to mind for all of us. However, the German automotive giant surprised us with an unexpected vehicle at the Cannes Film Festival. BMW showcased an electric watercraft called THE ICON, which can be considered the “new generation yacht concept,” and received a lot of praise from yacht enthusiasts and celebrities.
Before discussing its technical specifications, let’s talk about its design. THE ICON bears the signature of Oscar-winning composer Hans Zimmer, who has composed music for many unforgettable films such as Interstellar and Batman: The Dark Knight. As you can understand from this, THE ICON’s design includes both functionality and art.
We can say that THE ICON is a floating five-star hotel room. With its glass walls from top to bottom, the vehicle offers a panoramic sea view. When viewed from the outside, the vehicle looks like a glass cage placed between two giant boat wings. However, when you step inside, it offers a magnificent view.
As you can see from its photos, THE ICON is designed for those who do not want to compromise on luxury and comfort even on the sea. The vehicle, which can accommodate 5-6 guests at the same time, promises a comfortable seating area, a marble floor, panoramic glass walls and ceiling, and a quiet journey.
The quiet journey detail is important because THE ICON is an electric vehicle unlike other watercraft. With its electric motors and battery located under its body, it offers a range of 488-560 km. Thanks to the advantages of electric motors, when you set sail with THE ICON, you only hear the sound of seagulls and waves.
Of course, such a modern vehicle is not controlled with a classic helm. THE ICON has a 32-inch 6K touch control panel that offers modern control features such as voice command and digital display.
Speaking of technical specifications, this floating five-star hotel is approximately 13 meters long and 4.5 meters wide. Although it can reach a maximum speed of 56 km/h, a comfortable journey and longer range are recommended with an average speed of 44 km/h. Keep this in mind if you are considering buying one… Yes…