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What Comes between i3 and i8? Apparently This New BMW Battery-Electric Concept

BMW I Vision Dynamics Concept will reach showrooms in the near future, officials confirm.

by on Sep.12, 2017

The BMW i Vision Dynamics Concept is expected to reappear as either the new i5 or i6.

There’s a big gap between 3 and 8. Make that i3 and i8, the two models that currently populate the BMW i battery-based sub-brand. But we’ll soon be seeing something help fill that open space, company officials confirmed during the opening news conference at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show.

The Bavarian automaker has joined what has become a stampede among automakers in recent weeks to announce grand electrification plans. BMW, in particular, now says it will have a hybrid, plug-in or full battery-electric version of essentially all of its models by the end of the next decades. At least 12 of those will be all electric.

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BMW’s news conference was filled with different electrified models, including the updated i3 and a sportier version called the i3s, as well as concept version of the upcoming Mini Electric. Also making its debut was the BMW I Vision Dynamics Concept, an edgy prototype strongly influenced by the Vision 100 Concept created last year to mark the automakers centennial. But the newest show car, apparently, has a real future as the next BMW I model.


BMW Plugs-in with Battery X5 Concept

Frankfurt debut planned.

by on Aug.23, 2013

The BMW Concept X5 eDrive delivers 19 miles of battery-only range before switching to hybrid mode.

Who says you need a microcar to get good mileage? While SUVs have traditional inspired the wrath of environmentalists, BMW hopes to win some love with the Concept X5 eDrive it will bring to the Frankfurt Motor Show next month.

The show car is expected to return in the not-too-distant future as a plug-in version of the popular BMW X5 Sport-Activity Vehicle, part of a growing line-up of plug-based vehicles from the Bavarian maker that will soon include its i3 battery-electric vehicle and i8 plug-in sports model.

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The lithium-ion-powered BMW Concept X5 eDrive boasts about 19 miles of battery range, with the ute able to operate in electric-only mode at speeds up to 75 mph. Fuel economy is an estimated 60 miles per gallon – though European tests generally yield higher results than what the American EPA testing cycle gets.