The Reports from German Company indicate that the automaker is in early stages of producing yet another plug-in hybrid with a longer all-electric-drive range, named BMW i5 SUV. According to BMW, the approaching model will hit the market in the last quarter of 2017. It will be very appealing, but maybe importantly, this vehicle will provide remarkable engine options. It is expected to have better capability than the 2016 BMW X5 xDrive 40e plug-in hybrid SUV. Besides fantastic engines and great drive range, this model provides remarkable exterior and interior design. According to numerous speculations, the plan behind the new plug-in hybrid sedan is to compete with well-known Tesla. Read the following review, and you can find out why this vehicle is a good choice and why is so eagerly awaited.
BMW i5 SUV – Exterior and Interior Design:
The exterior design of the anticipated model is very elegant and modernistic. Also, some design cues will be borrowed from the upcoming 7 Series and its dimension will be similar to the 6 Series Gran Coupe. Also, we can see some styling cues from the i8 model. The whole chassis will be made from lighter materials such as aluminum and thanks to that the total weight of the vehicle will be reduced. At the front fascia, we can notice the same and well known BMW front grille but this time without vertical bars. The LED powered headlights will be connected with the front grille and it will be thinner than usual. Very nice front bumper contains air intake on each side, and that will be very useful for engine cooling. Also, there are located and small LED fog lights that will reduce reflective lights. Other exterior features include a glass roof and lightweight alloy wheels 20 inches.
Inside the cabin, the resulting BMW i5 SUV will be very comfortable and spacious. Besides that, there will be a lot of high-tech features inside. The cabin will be able to accommodate up to 5 passengers. All seats are very supportive, and wrapped in high-quality leather. Except leather, the wood and aluminum will be other quality materials that we can see inside. The large touchscreen display will have an updated BMW infotainment system so the entertainment in the cabin will be on a high level. There is going to be so many safety features, but unfortunately, we don’t have exact information about which systems are available. We assume that the BMW i5 SUV will have the same safety system as all BMW X models have.
BMW i5 SUV – Engine Information:
When it comes to engine capabilities, some people talking about a hydrogen-powered engine, others about a fully-electric platform while most were talking about a plug-in hybrid. We can just confirm that the BMW i5 SUV will feature the eDrive technology that the automaker established last year with the BMW 5 Series GT Concept. According to famous German Magazine, “Auto Bild,” BMW reveal that the range for the new model will be in excess of 200 miles with top speed of 155 mph.
BMW i5 SUV – Price and Release Date:
The release date of the future model should by the end of 2017 while there is no official information about prices.