Frank has his say about Dee’s color-changing body

Adrian Padeanu

February 2, 2023

Frank Stephenson is a refreshingly honest person as he’s not afraid to speak his mind in the videos uploaded on his personal YouTube account. Let’s just say he wasn’t enamored with the latest 2 Series Coupe (G42) when it came out. Involved in the design process of the first-generation X5 (E53) and the original modern MINI, the Casablanca-born automotive designer had his say about BMW’s latest concept – the i Vision Dee.

Unveiled last month at the 2023 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Dee featured an evolution of the color-changing technology we saw last year at CES where BMW brought the iX Flow. For the electric sedan, the body was divided into no fewer than 240 individually controllable E Ink segments. Stephenson believes it might just be the next step in car customization, but the German luxury brand has refrained from saying if and when the tech will be applied to production cars. For Dee, those panels – which extend onto the wheels – can be configured in one of the 32 colors available.

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