BMW recently unveiled the i3 and i8 concept cars, which piloted the beginning of the company’s new greener and more sustainable i brand. We highly doubt that BMW would be putting all of its energy (no pun intended) into just two electric vehicles, so when we caught wind of some rumored future BMW i models, we started to pay attention. According to BMW insider Scott27, the company is already preparing two new vehicles - the i4 and i5 - which should debut sometime towards the end of the decade.
The BMW i4 will be a sportier version of the i3, translating into a 2-seats mini-sports car. It will feature a plug-in electric or range-extended electric drivetrain. The BMW i5, on the other hand, will be a mid-sized four-door sedan with coupe-like design cues. It will feature sleek aerodynamics and rear hinged doors, while being powered by the same powertrain found in the i8. Both models will use the same cutting-edge CFRP technology as the other two BMW i models.
These may only be rumors right now, but it would be hard to believe that BMW would not want to capitalize on being the first brand to have a full lineup of electric vehicles. The future is green, folks, and BMW i s already ramping up their marketing efforts for their new subbrand, so filling in the slots between the i3 and the i8 probably isn’t too far-fetched.
gallery: BMW i8 Concept
gallery: BMW i3 Concept