BMW is bringing a third i model that will preview at the Frankfurt motor show. This is one of the more exciting launches for the brand as the i series will see the i5 take production form during this preview. The i5 is hoping to hit the market by 2021 as announced by BMW chairman Harald Kruger.
Kruger went on to state that by 2025, BMW is aiming to have 25 electric vehicles on sale. These will not be hybrid powered but fully electric which is a huge step forward for the brand towards contributing to a greener world and the future of mobility.
Kruger acknowledged the presence of the new i car and said of the car as a “significant milestone in BMW’s roadmap for e-mobility”. He also said that this car will be the vision of the brand in bringing a car that sits between the i3 and the i8 which they want to be materialized in the future.
Considering the fact that the i3 is a hatchback and the i8 is a flagship marvel, we are hoping that this car will set the middle ground of luxury and affordability in a greener package. There will also be three more electric variants confirmed by BMW.
Other cars include the fully electric powered Mini, an electric version of the X3 and the iNext which is a different branding in the i series cars. The i5 is called the notchback saloon that has four doors and can accommodate up to five adults and will extend in range from 497 to 700 kilometres.
The battery technology used on this model is the fifth-generation battery electric system and BMW claims that it will put them ahead in the game of electric cars and give them a great advantage. We also hope to see some automation technology built in the car similar to Tesla cars which only time will reveal.