What If The Next 2021 BMW i3 Looked Like This?

Earlier this year, reports surfaced with regards to BMW’s intentions, or better yet lack of, to build all-new replacements for their i3 and i8 models.

Yet, if the i3 does eventually make a generational shift (let’s say in the coming years), could it look anything like this digital drawing by designer Joost Bianchi? As far as we’re concerned, it depends on what direction BMW might want to take with the car and whether or not they would open up the cabin to allow for more passenger room.

These renderings clearly show a more futuristic approach to the i3, while keeping the design of the car instantly recognizable – at least when looking at its profile.

The artist eventually settled on a more streamlined exterior, opting to go with thin horizontal taillights over more conventional ones, and a sleek front fascia that sort of reminds us of the current car, although made to look more futuristic.

One very interesting feature on this car is the door mechanism, which sees the front door slide forward all the way to the bumper, and the rear door ever so slightly backward. It’s ideal for making entering and exiting the vehicle as effortless as possible, turning an already practical vehicle into something that much more special.

In the end though, if the BMW i3 does make it to a second-generation, that will be a victory in and of itself.

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  • assassingtr

    You are posting student work with the intention of creating headlines for car design speculation. This is not official work.

  • Soob

    If it looked like this, I would pass…

  • WG

    I’ve always dislike the way that the side window dips down in the middle on the i3.

  • Bash

    Better face and back but that side profile, seriously?

  • Hot Twink

    iNever

  • Elmediterraneo

    They’re not gonna replace the i3 and i8 and rethink the concept of the BMW i brand with the launch of the i4 and then they’ll see how they’re gonna develop that line-up.

  • erly5

    Side view is hideous

  • ME

    It needs more of a Teutonic look to it. These rendering belong on a Bolt

  • Mynameis Taylor

    It’s super cool.

  • smartacus

    Even more laughable joke
    than the current one.

  • Gullet

    You know it’s not true since you can tell the difference from the current model.

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