Report: BMW considers an i5 after profound initial i-brand success
BMW is apparently having so much success with their new i-brand that sales for their i3 city car have been ramped up to meet the extra demand. But furthermore, a larger i5 crossover is also in the works for production, according to WhatCar.
After speaking with a “senior BMW source,” BMW is thoroughly convinced of the potential to be had if the i-brand was to be expanded. As of now, the automaker is trying to decide on the best course of action and hints point to a larger version of the i3.
Afterwards, a decision will then be made on the type of go power that the new model could receive, which could mimic the i3 and i8’s range-extender setup, or a simpler plug-in hybrid system. It will drive its rear wheels and will be made entirely of carbon fiber and carbon fiber reinforced plastic of CFRP.