Earlier this week, BMW announced some of its plans for electric vehicles, announcing that by 2023, 25 electric vehicles will be presented as sophisticated concepts, including the Motorcycle Vision DC Roadster and the elegant BMW Vision M NEXT sports car. The company decided to launch a website (via TechCrunch ) to enjoy its futuristic-looking EV. This included Blade Runner 2049 composer Hans Zimmer to move to developing a science-fiction-like sound for that.
The car looks like something out of a cyberpunk movie or video game, and I honestly would not be surprised if it appears in the context of a product placement contract with a Hollywood studio over the next few years. Electric vehicles do not cause engine noise. Therefore, companies have tried to give them a noise profile to warn pedestrians of their presence or reassure drivers who miss the sound of a gas engine. Some manufacturers ̵
BMW feels like science fiction with this car. As a composer, Zimmer is best known for his work on films such as Interstellar, Inception, The Dark Knight Trilogy and of course Blade Runner 2049 (along with Benjamin Wallfisch). Together with BMW sound designer Renzo Vitale, he produced a sound for the car that feels like a movie – a low whine that feels like a cross between what a spaceship should sound like and the classic THX deep sound test.
The company has some other funny things to play for budding cyberpunk car owners – literally. It created a model for anyone who owns a 3D printer to print their own, as well as files to print a poster for your bedroom.