Is BMW now working on an i6 sedan?

BMW i | December 22nd, 2015 by 5
bmw i5 rendering 750x500

After months of rumors around a BMW i5 electric car, a recent report from Automobile brings forward a new model – BMW i6. The said …

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.

bmw i5 rendering i8

BMW i5 Rendering by auto motor und sport

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.

5 responses to “Is BMW now working on an i6 sedan?”

  1. CDspeed says:

    I like the renderings above, but just another rumor……😴

  2. steven75 says:

    All electric 3 series–Be still my beating heart!

    • Tum Tunthatakas says:

      After driving the i3 for a while, getting into a current 328 loaner feels like going backwards in time and down a size class.

      • steven75 says:

        I agree! I had that same experience recently, also going from i3 DD to a 328 loaner. Claustrophobic interior and that oft-praised ZF transmission sure is slow to respond when compared to having NO transmission.

        That said, a 3 series type car with proper 4 doors, more timeless design, and (hopefully) reduced dash “bulk” could be very nice.

  3. Reino-five-five-oh says:

    So the i5 is a coupe, and the i6 a sedan? Completely opposite of the numbering for their other models?
    And the i6 is the size of a 3 series? I’m so confused!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

NEWSLETTER