5 Fresh Rumors About The 2018 BMW i5

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German report estimates a total combined output of 640 hp.

Withthe German automaker hard at work preparing its Tesla Model S fighter,the BMW i5, a new report published in AutoBild magazine sheds some more lighton the model that plans to become a true contender in the EV luxury sedanwards. According to AutoBild, the i5 will be based on the long-wheelbase,Chinese market 5 Series, employing a design language that mimics the upcoming next-generation7 Series. The car will be roughly the same size as the current generation 6 SeriesGranCoupe.

Aswe reported before, the i5 will not be a fully-electric Tesla fighter like itsi3 counterpart. Rather, its power plant will be quite similar to the 5 SeriesGT hybrid concept, employing an eDrive technology system that combines a 218horsepower gasoline engine with two electric motors – a 150 hp motor in frontand a 272 hp motor in the rear. Combined, its total output will be animpressive 640 hp. But until the company gets around to showing us a conceptversion, perhaps at this year's Frankfurt Motor Show, we'll have to wait andsee if Tesla truly should be worrying itself about what's going in Germany.

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