When the first models from the electric BMW i sub-brand arrived a few years ago, fans were hopeful they would rival the Tesla Model S. Instead, the BMW i3 and BMW i8 went after different buyers, while people wanting a sleek electric sedan were left with only the Model S as an option. Now it looks like BMW is finally getting ready to add a fully-electric four-door sedan to its portfolio with the debut of the BMW i Vision Dynamics concept.
The BMW i Vision Dynamics is a low-slung four-door electric sedan concept that will slot in between the BMW i3 and BMW i8 in the automaker’s lineup. BMW hasn’t announced what the actual name will be, but it will not be called the rumored BMW i5.
“With the i3 and i8 we have designed a revolutionary city car and a revolutionary sports car,” says Adrian van Hooydonk, Senior Vice President BMW Group Design. “And now the BMW i Vision Dynamics is combining electric mobility with the core values of BMW: dynamism and elegance. We are therefore demonstrating how the product range and the design language of BMW i can be evolved further into other concepts.”
With its long wheelbase, flowing roofline and short overhangs, the BMW i Vision Dynamics is sportier than the i3 with a design that’s sure to appease Model S fans.
With a driving range of 373 miles, a top speed over 120 mph and a 0-62 mph time of four seconds, the i Vision Dynamics shows enormous promise. BMW hasn’t announced when the production version will arrive, but it has confirmed that by 2025 it will offer 25 models with an electrified drive system – of which 12 will be fully-electric.