Feb. 25th 2020 10:02 am ET @FredericLambert
January 25, 2019It seems just about every European automaker is readying a Tesla Model 3 fighter at the moment, and BMW is no exception. Tipped to be badged as the i4, the Bavarian Tesla Model 3 has been spotted with heavy camouflage in recent days, about a year and a half after an electric sedan was previewed at the 2017 Frankfurt motor show in the guise of the i Vision Dynamics concept.
May 4th, 2018 by Carlo Ombello Originally published on opportunity:energy
The i models were interesting entries in the BMW lineup, but the i3 and i8 were both strange in their own ways. The i3 looked a bit odd and the i8 was too expensive for most people. What the i Division needs is a conventional model to appeal to average car buyers. BMW has previewed the i Vision Dynamics Concept, which will evolve to be the next i model. We knew the i Vision Dynamics would eventually enter production, but we did not know what its production name would be. At BMW's 2018 Geneva Motor Show press conference, we finally found out. Almost as if it wasn't even important to note, BMW CEO Harald Kruger used the name i4 when describing BMW's electric future. Kruger said By 2025, our global vehicle portfolio will include 25 fully or part electric models. At last year s Frankfurt Motor Show, we unveiled our take on the future of e mobility with the BMW i Vision Dynamics. This vehicle will become reality: we will build it in Munich as the BMW i4. This was a huge piece of news to reveal so casually at the end of a press statement. This name may not be set in stone, but for now we can expect the next BMW i model to be called the i4, not the i5 as we previously expected.
According to a comment from Cheng Guifeng, the Chief Engineer of the China Telecom Guangzhou Research Institute, the Mi5 should have a base price of 2499 Yuan and it should be priced in the 2000-3000 price range.The Chief Engineer reported that Xiaomi now wants to lose the budget label of their company. Since the launch of Xiaomi Mi4, around 17 months have passed. The company hasnâ€™t lost its reputation of manufacturing low-priced handsets and the fact that they have been doing so for quite some time, has further added to their reputation.