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 |  Jan 25 2012, 8:30 PM

We’ve seen plenty of the i3 and i8 concepts from BMW, and now reports are coming in that BMW is developing an i5 to fill the gap between the two upcoming models. Autobild is reporting that the i5 will be a midsized MPV and looks to target the Toyota Prius V market, but we’re thinking its price tag will put it in a league of its own.

Essentially, the i5 will be a larger i3 with sliding rear seats, a large cargo area and a high roof. It will also probably be a sedan sporting coupe styling and will feature an electric motor just like the i3 concept. The electric motor that BMW has been teasing in the i3 concept has 167-hp and 184 lb-ft of torque. There is also the possibility of another variant with a standard gasoline, three-cylinder engine with around 89-hp.

No pricing has been announced, but it’s safe to assume the BMW i5 will be at least $65,000 or thereabouts.

[Source: AutoBild]