BMW Confirms Next-Generation i3 Is Coming, Won’t Say When
BMW’s i3 project manager, Heinrich Schwackhoefer, has confirmed what we all believed to be truth…a next-generation i3 is on the way.
Though Schwackhoefer was willing to confirm this, he wasn’t able to discuss the car’s timeline.
Our belief is that the next-gen i3 will launch around 2018/2019, but that’s just speculation for now.
Quoting Schwackhoefer, who was asked if an i3 replacement was in the works:
“I firmly expect that. It’s not the sentiment within the company that it’s been a failure — absolutely not at all.”
This past July, BMW launched a longer range version of the i3, but that’s just an improved first-gen model. The next-gen i3 is still a ways off and will likely have more than 200 miles of range.
“The “i’ subbrand is stable and you can count on a successor to the i3, but I cannot say when that will be.”
Source: Automotive News