Tesla, Audi and Porsche will have to face serious competition from BMW
One more brand on the electric car market!
BMW intends to make up for lost time on brands such as Tesla, Audi, Porsche and Mercedes in the electric car segment. Already next year, the Bavarian brand will launch the iX3, an electric variant of the very popular X3 SUV. The i4, which will rival the Tesla Model 3, will follow. However, there is still one vehicle missing to compete with the Tesla Model S, Porsche Taycan and Audi E-Tron GT.
According to the Italian media Autoblog.it, BMW's answer will make its debut around 2024-2025 with a large sedan called the i6. In addition to competing with the Model S and Taycan, the car will also compete with the future Audi E-Tron GT and Mercedes EQS. BMW has already given us a glimpse of the future i6 with the BMW i Vision Dynamics concept unveiled at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show.
On this concept, we could already see the large grille that will appear on the next generation BMW 4 Series. The overall design of the concept doesn't seem too extravagant and should easily go into production with minor modifications. We still don't know what motors will be under the hood of this i6.
There could be a base version offered with two different electric motors. One would develop about 200 hp and the other about 300 hp. A sporty version of the car is of course planned. If it were to exist, the future i6 M would have to develop around 650 hp, which would put it in direct competition with the Taycan Turbo and its 625 hp. On the battery side, the i6 could offer a 90 kWh battery for 350 miles of range and a 120 kWh battery for 430 miles of range.
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