BMW i5 rendering based on patent leaks

BMW i | October 17th, 2016 by 14
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Last week, possible leaks showed BMW’s patents for the i5 and today, we’re going to take a look at a new rendering image of the …

Last week, possible leaks showed BMW’s patents for the i5 and today, we’re going to take a look at a new rendering image of the i5 based on those images. The rendering shows a four-door hatchback with subtle SUV elements and a raised driving position. The i5 clearly borrows a lot of its design from both the BMW i3 and i8, with the rear end being almost entirely i3 and the front end having a lot of i8 in it. The reason behind an electric i5 crossover is simple: People love SUVs and people also love electric cars now. So combining the two should be a home run, right? Right. So long as it doesn’t look like the Model X.

According to sources, the underpinnings of the BMW i5 are known internally as FSAR, short for flat battery storage assembly, similar to the modular CLAR platform underpinning several new BMWs allowing multiple cars to be channeled through the same factory. FSAR and CLAR will also share different technologies, like faster 5G mobile chips which will help with BMW’s autonomous driving plans.

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Along with a new design, the third i car will also employ some of the latest and greatest technology advancements in telematics and autonomous driving. It’s expected, given the recent news of BMW’s broadening planned electric vehicle lineup, that the car will be a pure electric vehicle, rather than a range-extended EV like the i3, or a petrol-electric hybrid, like the i8.

BMW’s rival Mercedes-Benz recently launched its EQ sub-brand, a rival to BMW’s i sub-brand, at the Paris Motor Show, so BMW is on the clock to deliver another premium electric vehicle before its archrival.

[Source: IndianAutosBlog]

14 responses to “BMW i5 rendering based on patent leaks”

  1. Me says:

    Much better… adding color does wonders for renders. If true, looks like they’re going the GT route…

    Reminds me of a Toyota Venza, just more sporty. And I don’t mean that in a negative way. I think the Venza is quite sharp for a car… perhaps ahead of it’s time, surprising coming from Toyota. I was fond of their marketing strategy, the fun adult car.

    • Johan Mo says:

      I agree with Me. Just had to write that :) Anyway, I like it too, although I’m mostly interested in its inside; the tech, connectivity, battery etc

  2. Bob Morane says:

    I hope AWD, 500 km range (Euro), 0-100 km in 5 sec. Otherwise, it is going to be a big loser for a car coming in 2020.

  3. CDspeed says:

    What do you get when you cross an i8 with a Prius………………….

    • Kaisuke971 says:

      A good looking Prius

      • CDspeed says:

        Or an extremely boring BMW.

        • BrianF says:

          Exatcly ! What the h.. is that thing !!!! That’s not a BMW for sure.
          The i brand is very bad for BMW except i8, the futuristic design is just awful.
          I don’t recognize BMW in this. At all. Is BMW ever seen a Tesla, seriously.
          Mr. A drian van hooydonk less talk, more work !!

          • CDspeed says:

            It’s funny to think in the world of electric cars Tesla is building sport sedans, and BMW is building city hatchbacks. Yeah that’ll win customers for BMWi, build the exact opposite of what your famous for.

          • Kaisuke971 says:

            The Model S is as sporty as a Bentley Flying Spur lol

          • CDspeed says:

            Your right with a top speed over 200 mph the Bentley is faster then anything BMW makes.😎

          • Kaisuke971 says:

            Come on know the M760Li, M6 Gran Coupe/Coupe Competition and M5 30 Jahre would be faster if BMW didn’t put their 280kp/h limiter thing.

          • John says:

            *GASP* Grammar nazi!!!

          • Henrik P Jansen says:

            That’s the whole point. I would never consider an electric BMW if it looked anything like their butt ugly ICE lineup.

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