BMW has exposed its i Vision Dynamics idea at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show. This curved saloon previews a production electric car called the i5– destined to be the third model in BMW’s electrical ‘i’ range after the i3 and i8. The production model is expected to arrive in 2021.
2021 BMW i5 Styling
The Vision Dynamics idea revealed at Frankfurt is thought to look like the finished i5. Its swoopy styling resembles BMW’s other Gran Coupes and it seems roughly the very same size as the company’s 3 Series. There’s a full-length sunroof on the idea, much like the one on the X7 concept, and this would be an optional extra on the production model.
The headlights and brakelights will be reduced before it goes on sale, however are likely to remain a similar shape. We also anticipate BMW’s signature ‘kidney’ grilles to change prior to production– they’ll most likely be made smaller sized and more closely resemble conventional grilles.
2021 BMW i5 Interior
The interior is expected to obtain a great deal of parts and the layout from the i3, with updated technology and possibly a larger range of trim products. It’s most likely to continue the i3’s minimalist approach, with a small digital screen changing conventional analogue dials and a second drifting screen to manage the infotainment and navigation. Headroom may not be as great as the boxier i3, although rear passengers will take advantage of boosted leg and shoulder space.
2021 BMW i5 Engines and Driving
In theory, the electrical i5’s range could be as much as 375 miles, but that figure will be difficult to reproduce in the real world, with driving design, the environment and weather conditions having a big effect on that overall. BMW states the battery-electric powertrain is at the ‘next-level’ compared with the i3. It’s also thought that the car will be able to drive autonomously in some limited scenarios. Despite the i5’s green credentials, it needs to have the ability to speed up from 0-62mph in 4 seconds– about as quick as the just recently revealed Audi RS4– and on to a leading speed of 124mph.
2021 BMW i5 Price and Release Date
The production i5 is expected to be launched in 2021 and BMW is wanting to have 12 totally electrical models prior to 2025. The new model might cost from around ₤ 35,000 and rise to around ₤ 50,000.