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      04-10-2015, 05:12 PM   #1
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The Next BMW i model begins to take shape - plug-in hybrid sports sedan

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The Next BMW i model begins to take shape.


Innovative, Progressive and Radical.

The next BMW i model will be a four door interpretation of a BMW Sedan.

Conceptual work is underway to provide a first look at how BMW see the Sport Sedan progress for the future with the first appearance in concept form being the highlight of the 100th Centenary of BMW in 2016 where all BMW and BMW sub-Brands will celebrate in their own way.

The new vehicle owes much to the original Vision EfficientDynamics concept car in that it packages itself for four passengers. With a longer wheelbase. Since the car is in the conceptual stage many ideas are in flow. Such as a single winged door exactly like Vision EfficientDynamics and BMW i3 type reverse hinged doors to access the passenger cell and also continue the visual surprise within each BMW i vehicle.

The exterior design progresses the BMW i design language to ensure the car stands out very much like the i3 and i8 as if they are from another world or a time in the future with similar aerodynamics. The vehicle is much more than just a four door i8 it has to form its own visual to allow the BMW i philosophy of strict individuality to be the anomaly.

Since the new vehicle will be a concept car with the production model aiming for launch by 2020. The Carbon Age will progress with a BMW i3 type Carbon Structure on an aluminium chassis other Lightweight materials will also be used to have the car at a very significant weight.

BMW like to think of the new concept as not just a new BMW i model but also a window into the future of BMW to potentially introduce the 3er in the same genetics in not the next life cycle (G20) but the next at around 2025.

The model will be eDrive with plug-in Hybrid but using the Power eDrive philosophy allowing exceptional performance with fuel efficiency.
A similar drivetrain will be introduced in 2016 both use a Four Cylinder engine combined with electric drivetrain.

The new concept will make the most of the developments of BMWs ConnectedDrive Features including autonomous technology in which BMW are testing in the i8 now as well as the latest in vehicle charging including inductive charging.

First and foremost its a concept but will be shown in certain phases as it makes its way to production after initial introduction and reaction.
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      04-10-2015, 07:12 PM   #2
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2020? Wow, what a long gestation period!
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      04-10-2015, 07:26 PM   #3
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Needs to ditch the fastback look. otherwise, looks promising! needs to have at least 200 miles of range in pure electric form.
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      04-10-2015, 07:29 PM   #4
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Thanks for sharing it with us Scott. I think it needs a LOT of work.
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      04-10-2015, 08:25 PM   #5
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I'm liking that.

Just needs sensible doors and sensible wheels.
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      04-11-2015, 07:41 AM   #6
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Ah, a BMW Volt in 2020. LOL.
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      04-11-2015, 11:54 AM   #7
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is the back of the audi a7
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      04-13-2015, 11:22 AM   #8
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forget the i model.

4 cylinder w/ electric hybrid drive train….future of BMW cars and if they can get the costs down it may become the mainstay "328i" of the next generation 3 series in 3-4 years.
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so they are copying the Audi A7 profile?

where is the originality, BMW!? sad what has happened to BMW design these days...
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Scott, why is the next 3er a G20 and 5er a G30- was the new 3 designed before the next 5 series?
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is the back of the audi a7
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I call BS on this one.
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it looks like a Fu-ed up Audi A7. BMW making this dumbass cars. where's the damn supercar BMW!? where are the supercars!? you already have the goddamn i8 & the i3, for plug-in hybrids. we don't need to see no more fraking plug-in hybrids.
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I call BS on this one.
If you were familiar with the OP, then you wouldn't call BS.
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Scott, why is the next 3er a G20 and 5er a G30- was the new 3 designed before the next 5 series?
because the next 3-series is going to look EXACTLY like this:
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I sure hope these plug-in cars will be upgradable to more advanced batteries when the original ones wear out.
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Thanks for sharing!
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wing doors are not practical, lets face it.
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is the back of the audi a7
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+1. At least no one is saying it "needs a drop," so I guess the artist did something right lol.
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That is a lot of development time. I am sure it will be cool, battery technology will only get more efficient with each year.
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If BMW is going to utilize exotic door contraptions, they should really look into Koenigsegg's dihedral synchro-helix actuation doors. It's way more practical for ingress & egress while maintaining an exotic form.

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