Rumors: BMW Pondering i4 and i5 Models


There are rumors that BMW are considering i4 and i5 models to add to their current i-Series.

Just recently, BMW unveiled the first i sub brand models, which are the mega city car i3 and the sporty hybrid i8, but BMW plans on delivering more i-badged cars within the next few years. According to a BMW insider, the German automaker is playing with the idea of a longer i3 model. In addition, there is also word about a possible convertible variant of the i8. The two upcoming models will take these concepts to the next level. The i4 is based on the i3 except it's a sportier version and a two-seater.

The "iPeople" over in Munich see the BMW i4 as a more accessible offer for those with a fixed budget when compared to the i8. The i5 is regarded as the ultimate test for BMW i. It will be a mid-sized four-door sedan with Coupe-like design hints; once again it utilizes the same powertrain from the i8. The design strategy is still being discussed, but one would picture to see the i-specific hints such as sleek aerodynamics, adequate space on the inside to seat four people and hinged doors. Both the i4 and i5 will use CFRP technology in their construction.

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The BMW insider says that additional models of the i should be available before 2020 with the i3 preparing to launch in 2013. BMW will step up their marketing efforts around the new i sub-brand within the next upcoming months. For now, the i4 and i5 are simply rumors.

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