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BMW i5

  • Teaser for BMW i concept debuting at 2017 Frankfurt auto show

    BMW’s oft-rumored i5 had fallen off the radar but now it’s back front and center due to confirmation Thursday we’ll see a new BMW i concept at next week’s 2017 Frankfurt auto show. Along with the confirmation, we received this teaser shot that suggests we’re looking at a sleek sedan. This has led to rumors the concept may be a direct preview of the i5, although it likely won’t reference the i5 name. According to Autocar, the i5 will be an electric sedan with a range between 300 and 435 miles and due on the market in 2021. Like the concept teased here, the...

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    BMW i5 supposedly dead

    BMW as recently as 2016 has stated it’s considering a family-oriented model for its i division, positioned between the current i3 and i8. However, the latest info from the BMW Blog suggests the car, rumored to be called an i5, has been canceled. The usually accurate BMW enthusiast site says...

  • Alleged patent drawing for BMW i5 - Image via Autoguide
    Is this BMW's oft-rumored i5?

    Alleged patent drawings of a BMW model rumored to be called an i5 have surfaced. The drawings were discovered by Autoguide and are claimed to have been filed by BMW with a patent office in Japan in April of this year. It’s been rumored since 2012 that BMW would eventually plug the gap between...

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    BMW considering family-oriented i car above the i3

    Update: An earlier version of this story claimed BMW i product chief Henrik Wenders confirmed plans for an i5. A BMW spokesperson reached out to Motor Authority and stated that Wenders did not confirm such a model. There’s been speculation brewing for years that the next model spawned from...

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    BMW i5 to be an SUV?

    It’s been rumored since about 2012 that BMW would eventually plug the gap between the i3 and i8 bookend models of its eco-focused i range with a new model dubbed the i5. We first heard that the vehicle would be something akin to a small van, but then we starting hearing that the car would be...

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    More details emerge on potential BMW i5 Tesla Model S rival

    It’s long been thought that the next model to emerge from BMW’s i division for enviro-friendly cars would be badged an “i5” (“i7” has also been rumored), positioning the vehicle somewhere between the electric-only i3 city car and plug-in hybrid i8 sports car. The...

  • 2014 BMW i3 and 2014 Tesla Model S   [photo: Tom Moloughney]

    The Tesla Model S remains the undisputed king of electric cars at the moment primarily because it’s the only real car that is entirely electric. But that will change soon, and BMW will be among those seeking inroads into Tesla’s empire. BMW’s vector for those inroads will be badged either i5 or i7, and aimed squarely at the Model S, reports Car Magazine. DON'T MISS: Tesla Model S P85D Drag Races Lamborghini Aventador In 691-HP Duel: Video Using 5-Series architecture and electric propulsion, the i5/i7/or whatever it will be called should be able to mate proven luxury...

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    BMW Project i's next model to be i5 minivan?

    In March of 2008 BMW first announced plans to establish a new research division called Project i, whose task would be to develop a number of solutions for a vehicle designed for congested city motoring. The goal of Project i was never to exclusively develop one type of vehicle, but rather a range...

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