A series of recently discovered patent drawings of BMW’s next icar have been leaked online, giving us a sneaky early look into the electric vehicle’s design.
It seems that previous whisperings of the BMW i5 being an SUV or crossover may not be accurate as the pictures show a mid-sized saloon with a hatchback roof.
A familiar style, with the low wide headline and kidney grille arrangement as seen on the i8.
Smooth aerodynamic roofline, upward flicked lines down the sides as seen on the electric sports car and a floating C-pillar on one side. A squared off back end completes the look. There is also a good change that this vehicle will come with self-driving.
Auto Express says that it is still unclear if BMW will offer this car as a pure EV, using the battery pack fitted in the i3, or if it will be a different powertrain for example the plug-in hybrid used in the i8 sports car.
Could this model be the bridging gap between their small electric i3 city car and the flagship hybrid i8 sports car?
The name of this new icar is still uncertain despite consistent rumours of it being called the i5 at launch.
This leak however reveals the company has patented all potential names from the i1 through to the i9.
Plans to reveal this new patented icar have not yet been made. Spin off models such as the BMW i8 Spyder have now been confirmed for 2018.
Posted : 2016-10-12
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