BMW i2 Small EV May Launch In 2024 For Under $34,000 On Joint Platform With Daimler

An all-new BMW i model could be in the works and it may be dubbed the i2.

BMW development boss Klaus Fröhlich recently hinted to Germany’s Manager Magazin that a small new electric model is being developed by BMW’s i division. It is reported that this vehicle could launch in 2024 and be priced at a touch under 30,000 euros ($34,000).

At this early stage, it remains to be seen if the BMW i2 would serve as a direct successor to the current i3 or if it would be positioned as a separate model. BMW Blog reports that the i2 will have similar dimensions to the i3 but its lower price point could allow the automaker to build it alongside a second-generation i3.

Also Read: BMW i4 And iNext EVs’ Driving Range To Exceed 373 Miles

It is reported that BMW will be able to make the i2 significantly cheaper than the i3 thanks to the use of a platform that doesn’t use carbon fiber and instead uses more affordable aluminum or steel. The same report says BMW is interested in co-developing the platform with Daimler and use it in other models in the brand’s range, including plug-in hybrids and all-electric vehicles.

The lower starting price of the BMW i2 won’t be the only thing that makes it appeal to customers. According to reports, it will adopt a more conventional design than the i3 and could take the shape of a small sedan or a four-door coupe.

If BMW does indeed launch an i2, the model could benefit from technologies developed in collaboration with Daimler as part of a new collaboration between the German carmakers.

more photos...
  • Netsphere

    no one asked BMW to build cars out of space grade materials, and then charge an arm and a leg for a final product. i3 is a massive flop

  • blunt-o

    What if we all stopped buying ICE cars, and helped save the planet instead of surrendering to our base instincts. And coerce all car companies to do their part in assuring the survival of the planet? Naive? What if it’s the only rational alternative to the coming horror.

Google Maps Updated To Alert Drivers Of Speed Traps

The update was first launched on Android, and now iOS device users can also report speed traps to other motorists through Google’s app.

GM’s Baojun 530 Gets Updated For The 2020MY In China

Pricing for the 2020 Baojun 530, which sports a number of design changes and new tech, starts from $11k.

Volvo S60, V60 And XC60 Polestar Engineered Launched In The UK

Priced from £56,105, the 399 HP S60 Polestar Engineered is Volvo’s fastest accelerating car yet, sprinting to 62 mph in 4.4 seconds.

Former Mitsubishi Executive Tipped To Replace Linda Jackson As Citroen CEO

Jackson took over as Citroen’s CEO in 2014 and, although the company did confirm hiring Mitsubishi’s ex head of production, didn’t comment on any leadership change.

McLaren 720S Stood No Chance Against Hennessey’s Corvette ZR1

The tuned Corvette ZR1 has 1200 hp while the McLaren makes do with 710, at least officially, but even so, it managed to put up a good fight.

A Pagani Owner Just Drove Coast-To-Coast In His Huayra Roadster

This Huayra Roadster traveled for three days, adding 3,000 miles on its odo – more than what most others will in a year, if not longer .

Turn Heads With This 2011 Audi R8 Spyder And Enjoy Its V8 And Six-Speed Manual

This R8 V8 Spyder only has 8250 miles on the clock and, with three days left in the auction, the highest bid is $63k.

Alfa Romeo Montreal Vision GT Concept Is Pure Sex On Wheels

The stunningly designed concept brings the styling of the original Montreal into the 21st century in spectacular fashion.

2020 Mercedes GLS: Luxurious And Comfortable, But Not As Cool As An X7 Or Range Rover

The 2020 GLS 450 is powered by a new turbocharged inline-six and costs $76,195, yet it might be too conservative for its own good.

The 2020 BMW M235i Gran Coupe Is Already Out And About

The new M235i Gran Coupe is fitted with a 2.0-liter turbocharged four delivering 301 HP to all four wheels.