Since BMW’s i division launched in 2011, it has only offered two models to consumers, the i3 hatchback and the i8 supercar. So you’d think the next plug-in hybrid, the much-rumored i5, would be right on the horizon. Apparently not, because years after rumors of that car surfaced, BMW Blog says the i5 has now been…
The expansion of BMW's i sub-brand is inevitable, and the next obvious model in the pipeline is a sedan, likely wearing an i5 or i7 badge. But despite calling BMW's new electrically motivated sedan a "Tesla fighter", Car reports that it's going to use an internal combustion engine to extend range.
If there's anything BMW excels at these days, it's expanding their lineup. While some of their products have been questionable from a design perspective, you have to at least give them credit for innovating and trying new things. That goes for the "i" family too.