It's a good thing someone at Green Car Reports can read French.

The blog, citing France-based L'Automobile, says BMW will unveil its all-electric i4 concept car at the Los Angeles Auto Show next month.

The i4 will likely be a sportier version of the i3 city EV. The car will have two doors, instead of the i3's four doors, and will likely retail for north of $50,000 whenever it becomes available to the public.

Reports started surfacing last August that BMW would introduce i4 and i5 models to complement its i3 and i8 vehicles for the German automaker's i sub-brand of electric-drive vehicles.

The i3, the successor to the current ActiveE model that's being leased out in limited numbers, is said to have 170 horsepower and was originally slated to start sales to the public next year, though BMW reportedly was talking about delaying or even shelving sales plans for its electric-drive vehicles because of high costs and perceived lack of demand.


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      Aaron Schwarz
      • 2 Years Ago
      Carbon fiber production cars ^^ woot woot ^^ The iSeries from BMW looks very interesting! I hope they use the Tesla Model S as a benchmark for pricing and performance. I am confident this iSeries BWM's will come to market! If Stefan Quandt says its going to happen, it will happen! Woot Woot : more performance EV's with solid handling performance and awesome driving dynamics to choose from... EV FTW!
      Levine Levine
      • 2 Years Ago
      As to a real hybrid, not the 750 Active Hybrid disaster, BMW is all talk can't do the walk. i-this and i-that, but nothing comes out of a factory. BMW= Bunch of Maybe Words. Ain't we tired of this PR nonsense?
        DaveMart
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Levine Levine
        What on earth are you gibbering about? You think they have invested large resources for PR?
      DaveMart
      • 2 Years Ago
      Not after you deduct VAT.
      DaveMart
      • 2 Years Ago
      'le projet d'un petit monospace électrique bâti sur la même base, baptisé i5' 'There is also a project to build a little electric car, the i5, on the same wheelbase.'
      DaveMart
      • 2 Years Ago
      'Il va sans dire qu'elle pourrait aussi se vendre plus cher que l'i3, qui devrait déjà réclamer quelque 40.000 € en entrée de gamme, hors aide gouvernementale.' 'It goes without saying that it ( the i4) will sell for more than the i£, which is already 40,000 Euros at the entry level, not counting Government aid.' 1 Euro = around $1.30 40,000 Euros = $52,000
      Giza Plateau
      • 2 Years Ago
      I'm not sure I believe they will make any of them
        DaveMart
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Giza Plateau
        Well, they are going to do something or the other with the carbon fibre production chain that they have set up over three continents spending many tens of millions.
          Aaron Schwarz
          • 2 Years Ago
          @DaveMart
          they are going to use the carbon fiber to build a space elevator :P so Germany can gain access to ancient alien technology :P lol
          Giza Plateau
          • 2 Years Ago
          @DaveMart
          They had access to that technology by 1930 :)
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