New BMW ‘i’ Model In Planning Stage


Published on March 15th, 2015 | by Subhash Nair


New BMW ‘i’ Model In Planning Stage

BMW is currently weighing which type of model will join its “i” family of low-emission vehicles, a top executive said, adding that the model would arrive after 2020.


The Group’s Research & Development Chief Klaus Froehlich stated that they were still in ‘strategic research phase’, which involved a lot customer feedback and workshops before the best ideas are extracted.

The ‘i’ range of BMWs was created to alter the perception of how low-emissions cars ought to perform and look, so there’s almost no possibility of the company repackaging a currently produced model for the next iteration.


Froehlich also said that the i subdivision is a starting point for cutting-edge innovation that progressively moves down into the rest of BMW’s models. Carbon fibre technology found in the i3 and i8 are already moving into other BMWs, and the plug-in hybrid powertrain from the latter is approaching mass production on some of the company’s offerings.

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