Leaked Patent Images Hint At New BMW “I” Concept

Several patent images revealing what seems to be a future BMW Concept have ended up online.

Previous reports were indicating that BMW is looking to add the third member of the “i” family, after the i3 and i8, possibly named i5, and it seems that development of such a model could be more advanced than initially believed.

A Chinese website shared these alleged patent images with what appears to be a new “i” car, though, keep in mind that this is nothing more than a concept, at most.

We can notice the familiar front fascia, similar to the other two “i” members, with the kidney grille, but that’s where “familiar” terms end. The side profile uses sharp lines, and so is the rear, a possible throwback to some classic BMWs. The taillights have a thin design, we can see the angular diffuser and a small rear wing as well. The lack of an exhaust system is furthermore suggesting that this is fully electric.

Contributing to its unique looks are the wheels too, with their plain design. The side profile is bringing a sloping roofline and the size of the model seems to be compact, suggesting that it will slot exactly between the i3 and the sportier i8, leaving enough room for another possible future “i” car.

Images with the cabin haven’t popped up on the web so far, but it seems that this has a four-seat layout. Hopefully, BMW will shed some light on this mysterious model in the not so distant future.

Via pcauto.com.cn

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