From polygons to wood, these 13 swanky steering wheels will turn your head

From polygons to wood, these 13 swanky steering wheels will turn your head

The steering wheel and display inside the BMW Vision iNEXT are unveiled at a special event ahead of the LA Auto Show, November 27, 2018 in Los Angeles.  The BMW Vision iNEXT is fully electric, fully connected and offers highly autonomous driving. The series-production model, set to become the company's new technology flagship, will be built at BMW Group Plant Dingolfing from 2021.

The steering wheel and display inside the BMW Vision iNEXT are unveiled at a special event ahead of the LA Auto Show, November 27, 2018 in Los Angeles. The BMW Vision iNEXT is fully electric, fully connected and offers highly autonomous driving. The series-production model, set to become the company’s new technology flagship, will be built at BMW Group Plant Dingolfing from 2021.

A picture taken on December 1, 2017 shows the steering wheel and the inside of a Mercedes-Benz classic car displayed during the 'Essen Motor Show' fair in Essen, western Germany.

A picture taken on December 1, 2017 shows the steering wheel and the inside of a Mercedes-Benz classic car displayed during the ‘Essen Motor Show’ fair in Essen, western Germany.

The inside of a Tesla vehicle is viewed as it sits parked in a new Tesla showroom and service center in Red Hook, Brooklyn.

The inside of a Tesla vehicle is viewed as it sits parked in a new Tesla showroom and service center in Red Hook, Brooklyn.

A visitor holds a steering wheel of the Audi Elaine vehicle in the Audi AG booth during the Tokyo Motor Show at Tokyo Big Sight on Oct. 25, 2017 in Tokyo, Japan.

A visitor holds a steering wheel of the Audi Elaine vehicle in the Audi AG booth during the Tokyo Motor Show at Tokyo Big Sight on Oct. 25, 2017 in Tokyo, Japan.

The steering wheel of Toyota Motor Corp.'s Concept-i vehicle is seen during the Tokyo Motor Show at Tokyo Big Sight on Oct. 25, 2017 in Tokyo, Japan.

The steering wheel of Toyota Motor Corp.’s Concept-i vehicle is seen during the Tokyo Motor Show at Tokyo Big Sight on Oct. 25, 2017 in Tokyo, Japan.

The dashboard and steering wheel of the all-new 2020 Mustang Shelby GT 500 is shown during the 2019 North American International Auto Show held at Cobo Center in downtown Detroit on Monday, Jan. 14, 2019.

The dashboard and steering wheel of the all-new 2020 Mustang Shelby GT 500 is shown during the 2019 North American International Auto Show held at Cobo Center in downtown Detroit on Monday, Jan. 14, 2019.

Steering wheel and side mirror of the Infiniti Q Inspiration concept during the 2018 North American International Auto Show held at Cobo Center in downtown Detroit on Monday, Jan. 15, 2018.

Steering wheel and side mirror of the Infiniti Q Inspiration concept during the 2018 North American International Auto Show held at Cobo Center in downtown Detroit on Monday, Jan. 15, 2018.

Seduction Motorsports' tribute to the Porsche 550 Spyder includes period-correct touches such as simple gauges, a wooden Nardi steering wheel and a circular rear view mirror.

Seduction Motorsports’ tribute to the Porsche 550 Spyder includes period-correct touches such as simple gauges, a wooden Nardi steering wheel and a circular rear view mirror.

Jimmy Spithill from the Oracle Team USA, left, receives a new BMW steering wheel from BMW Board Member Ian Robertson during the North American International Auto Show on Monday, Jan. 9, 2017 at Cobo Center in downtown Detroit.

Jimmy Spithill from the Oracle Team USA, left, receives a new BMW steering wheel from BMW Board Member Ian Robertson during the North American International Auto Show on Monday, Jan. 9, 2017 at Cobo Center in downtown Detroit.

Interior and steering wheel of the Porsche 911 Targa GTS at the 2015 North American International Auto Show at Cobo Center on Monday, Jan. 12, 2015.

Interior and steering wheel of the Porsche 911 Targa GTS at the 2015 North American International Auto Show at Cobo Center on Monday, Jan. 12, 2015.

 This is the steering wheel and dashboard of the Land Rover Autobiography Black stretch Range Rover.

This is the steering wheel and dashboard of the Land Rover Autobiography Black stretch Range Rover.

On July 22, BMW revealed a moody teaser image featuring the steering wheel of its upcoming electric, automated flagship. The iNext EV’s steering wheel doesn’t come in the typical circular shape, instead it’s more polygonal which BMW claims is better designed to switch between highly-autonomous and active-steering modes. The German automaker is far from the first to experiment with out-of-the-box steering shapes. Take a look at these other notable unusual, cutting-edge steering wheels found in cars and trucks.

On July 22, BMW revealed a moody teaser image featuring the steering wheel of its upcoming electric, automated flagship. The iNext EV’s steering wheel doesn’t come in the typical circular shape, instead it’s more polygonal which BMW claims is better designed to switch between highly-autonomous and active-steering modes. The German automaker is far from the first to experiment with out-of-the-box steering shapes. Take a look at these other notable unusual, cutting-edge steering wheels found in cars and trucks.

Yanfeng Automotive Interiors displays an autonomous concept car with a retracting steering wheel and seats rotating towards each other for an easier conversation during a press day of the 66th IAA auto show in Frankfurt am Main, western Germany, on Sept. 16, 2015.

Yanfeng Automotive Interiors displays an autonomous concept car with a retracting steering wheel and seats rotating towards each other for an easier conversation during a press day of the 66th IAA auto show in Frankfurt am Main, western Germany, on Sept. 16, 2015.

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