After months of rumors around a BMW i5 electric car, a recent report from Automobile brings forward a new model – BMW i6. The said electric car is rumored to be a modern yet practical package roughly the size of a 3 Series sedan.
Due in mid-2020, the i6 will be built on a new “flat-floor” component set made specifically for electric vehicles. Lightweight construction and materials are at the center of the project, so expect to see lots of carbon fiber and aluminum.
When it comes to the drivetrain, the report says the i6 will have between two and four electric motors and might even have an all-new lithium-polymer battery pack. The new battery technology is reportedly half as cheap to build as today’s batteries but with more than triple the energy capacity.
Whether BMW is bringing an i5 first, followed by the i6, still remains to be seen, but the next two years should bring some light over BMW’s plans, whether those are electric or hydrogen.