BMW has actually revealed its i Vision Dynamics concept at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show. This curved saloon sneak peeks a production electrical car called the i5– destined to be the third model in BMW’s electric ‘i’ range after the i3 and i8. The production model is expected to get here in 2021.
The Vision Dynamics principle shown at Frankfurt is believed to look like the ended up i5. Its swoopy styling resembles BMW’s other Gran Coupes and it seems approximately the same size as the company’s 3 Series. There’s a full-length sunroof on the principle, similar to the one on the X7 idea, and this would be an optional additional on the production model.
The headlights and brakelights will be reduced before it goes on sale, however are most likely to stay a similar shape. We also anticipate BMW’s signature ‘kidney’ grilles to change prior to production– they’ll probably be made smaller sized and more closely look like standard grilles.
The interior is anticipated to obtain a lot of parts and the layout from the i3, with upgraded technology and possibly a larger range of trim materials. It’s likely to continue the i3’s minimalist technique, with a small digital screen changing standard analogue dials and a second drifting screen to control the infotainment and navigation. Headroom may not be as good as the boxier i3, although rear passengers will benefit from boosted leg and shoulder space.
In theory, the electrical i5’s range could be as much as 375 miles, but that figure will be hard to replicate in the real life, with driving design, the environment and climate condition having a big effect on that total. BMW states the battery-electric powertrain is at the ‘next-level’ compared to the i3. It’s also believed that the car will be able to drive autonomously in some minimal situations. Despite the i5’s green credentials, it needs to be able to speed up from 0-62mph in 4 seconds– about as quick as the just recently revealed Audi RS4– and on to a leading speed of 124mph.
The production i5 is anticipated to be launched in 2021 and BMW is seeking to have 12 totally electric models prior to 2025. The new model could cost from around ₤ 35,000 and rise up to around ₤ 50,000.