BMW prepares the rival of the Tesla Model S. The sedan medium-large 100% electric, with design and dynamic behavior. A new model of the family “i” between the i3 city car and i8 sports hyper. You could call BMW i5. Harald Krueger, CEO of the Group, gave an interview to the Frankfurter Allgemeine said that just in the range of electric cars is no room, just for a code from the i3 i8. Raised also by the authoritative Automotive News Europe, the concept is this: the BMW i5 should be a four-door sports sedan, a direct rival of the Tesla Model S.
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Designed to debut in the two largest markets in the world, the US and China, and push it from one version to the 100% electric version is a plug-in hybrid, in the medium term most likely more attractive to a wider audience. The only electric model should have 225 or 275 horses while the hybrid 275 to which would be added the 135 three-cylinder gasoline front.
The power level in this case would be less than the Tesla Model S. But a lot will also depend on the efficiency, autonomy and platform, which should be completely new and made of carbon fiber reinforced (CFRP). From this point of view a step ahead of the American competitor, also for the weight (just over 1500 kg for BMW i5) and volume of production, 30,000 units per year at the Leipzig plant, very interesting.