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The 2021 i5 should look something like this.

At Frankfurt, BMW offers a look into its mid-size future.

EV said to be one of four electric BMWs at the show, would launch in 2021

It could have a range of up to 435 miles.

The i3 gets a makeover, and a sportier variant.

We'll see them in the flesh in Frankfurt.

The i5 – or, rather, iNext – isn't dead.

Hands-off, eyes-off driving comes to BMW in 2021.

Audi and Jaguar have serious competition.

Andretti will run a newly developed BMW powertrain.

Simplify, as in, fewer manual transmissions and steering wheels.

Expect fewer manual transmission BMWs in the future.

When something is hip, an automaker must glom onto it.

Rethinking personal mobility, and all the other jargon.

The German automaker says to expect more over the next five years.

More electric vehicles are coming soon, and so is autonomy.

BMW is hatching another model for the i portfolio.

That's a big bump over next year's 420-hp facelift.

More power than a Lamborghini Aventador SV and torque from 0 rpm.

EV brand changes its mission amid struggles, leadership departures.

BMW head of research and design Klaus Froehlich is pushing the i sub-brand in a different direction, embracing autonomous vehicles alongside EVs.

The app lets carpoolers find each other and share rides to and from work.

For now, the company taking a wider approach to electrification 'that will affect the whole portfolio.'

Mercedes will offer three pure electrics (in Europe) by year's end, will have 10 plug-in models and a new GLC-based fuel-cell vehicle by the end of 2017.

BMW wants to go more mainstream with the i5, creating an EV for the whole family. Like the i3, a range extender would be optional.

Munich might one day sell its electric powertrain to other OEMs.

BMW wants half its research and development staff to be computer programmers to build the AI that will control upcoming self-driving BMWs.

Is BMW prepping a hydrogen fuel-cell concept with a touch of 1990s flair? According to leaks from the Chinese patent office, it's coming to LA.

BMW CEO Harald Krueger talked about his company's electric-oriented sub-brand, and the chances of a third model, potentially the oft-rumored i5 sedan.

Hotter i8 Would Make 450 Total Horsepower

BMW won't be giving its high-performance i8 an M badge, but the hot hybrid will be getting a new, 300-hp, 2.0-liter turbo, according to a new report.

BMW is allegedly prepping an all-electric CUV to combat the upcoming Tesla Model X. Like the brand's other high-riders, this new model will be made in America.

Autobild puts some numbers to the BMW i5, which it says will be based on the long-wheelbase 5 Series sold in China and have around 640 horsepower coming from a four-cylinder ICE and two electric motors. It's not a straight-up Tesla fighter, but it will stress electric power over ICE.

But Battery Improvements For New i3, i8 Models Coming

The next new vehicle to wear BMW's i prefix is not due until after 2020. In the meantime, we can expect battery updates for the i3 and i8 every three years.

BMW is fighting a recent rumor from Germany claiming that the Bavarian automaker is working with Apple on the tech giant's car.

We Keep Hearing How The German Automaker Will Take On Tesla

The next offering in BMW's i line is said to be based on the Chinese-market, long-wheelbase BMW 5 Series and be called either i5 or i7. Intel suggests a plug-in hybrid sedan with a range-extending four cylinder in front and two electric motors.

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