The rumor mill is churning that BMW could stretch its i3 model to create a new family car, likely to be called the i5.
That is, if it becomes a reality at all. Given that the BMW i sub-brand is still in its infancy, it’s a safe bet that the German automaker is waiting to see if its initial investment pays off before spinning off new models. Sure it would make complete sense for BMW to create an i5 and follow the foot steps of its traditional 3 and 5 Series models, especially since BMW already trademarked the i1 to i8 nameplates.
Because the i3 does use a separate chassis, lengthening in in order to create a larger model would be relatively inexpensive for BMW. All said and done though, expect the i5 to remain a rumor until at least mid-2015. By then, BMW will have a clearer picture on whether or not an i5 is even demanded in the marketplace.
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