“There is the potential for other mid-sized concepts”, said the source, hinting towards a Concept Active Tourer-based MPV as well. However, BMW doesn’t want electrified crossovers yet, claiming that the LifeDrive platform couldn’t underpin X3 or X5-inspired models.
"With the i3 you have a megacity vehicle that offers zero emissions and a focus on practicality, while the i8 is an all-out sports car that demonstrates the extreme peformance that's possible using this technology," the insider added, leaving room for further i lineup extension speculation.
Until BMW calls anything official, we’ll be waiting for the i3 to be unveiled at this year’s Frankfurt Motor Show scheduled in September.
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