BMW i5 in Development - Report

BMW i5 Rendering 1 photo
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The 2014 Detroit Auto Show brought some new insight into the future plans of BMW, just as expected. One of the biggest news is the confirmation of that there’s a new i model to come out in the near future.
In an interview for Autoblog, BMW’s Head of Electric Vehicle Operations and Strategy for BMW, Jacob Harb, said “You can probably take an educated guess at the next thought process, something a little bigger, maybe a little more range, relative to the i3. We've got everything trademarked and we're exploring the best, next iteration. It is coming. It's in development now."

That kind-of says it all. It is known already that BMW registered the i5 name and with the new info we can now say that the car is going to show up in 2016, at the latest, as a sedan.

Judging by BMW’s new naming scheme, using an odd number in the name points out to a sedan body type, probably a worthy rival for Tesla’s Model S that will use i3 technology and will accommodate 4 people easily.

My biggest hope is that it will have a sexy exterior design that will match the futuristic interior i cars are getting us used to.
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