BMW i6 Sedan In The Works?

2 years ago by Eric Loveday 13



There’s no slow down to rumors suggesting that BMW is working on another i electric car to add to the lineup that currently includes the i3 and i8.

This latest rumor, courtesy of Automobile magazine, suggests that BMW is working on a pure electric sedan called the i6. Automobile claims that the i6, not due until “mid-2020,” will be roughly the same size as a BMW 3 Series (which makes no sense at all if you’re familiar with BMW naming conventions).

An i6 would imply a two-door car roughly equal in size to a BMW 6 Series, so we have no idea why Automobile is making such wild claims.

Here’s Automobile’s i6 rumor report:

“BMW is also on its way to building an all-new, all-electric car called the i6, a modern yet practical package roughly the size of a 3 Series sedan. Due in mid-2020, the i6 will be built on a new “flat-floor” component set made specifically for EVs and have lots of carbon-fiber bits and pieces. The i6 will have between two and four electric motors and might even have an all-new lithium-polymer battery pack that is reportedly half as cheap to build as today’s batteries but with more than triple the energy capacity.”

Still, it seems a bit far-fetched to us.

Source: Automobile

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13 responses to "BMW i6 Sedan In The Works?"

  1. David Murray says:

    If it isn’t due out until 2020 then it is just vaporware to me. Until a manufacturer has at least shown a prototype and publicly stated an intention to make and sell it, I guess I’m not that interested.

    1. Disappointed says:

      Too often First with Nothing !

      1. evcarnut says:

        Anyone Can Blow Smoke Up Ye Butt…But Tesla has Produced the Goods…..There is the BIG Difference…Viva La difference!

  2. John says:

    The “half as cheap to build as today’s batteries but with more than triple the energy capacity” is what killed it for me.

    Until it exists, it’s smoke and mirrors.

    1. Ryan says:

      Well we are heading in that direction regardless of what BMW might be doing. Per kWh costs are falling and energy densities are increasing, with a number of promising battery chemistry plausibly being used in vehicles by 2020. Those numbers could just come from optimistic projections alone.

  3. jelloslug says:

    Talk is cheap. Show me the plug.

    1. Elroy says:

      Well BMW already has 4 plug-in vehicles. The X5,330e,i8 and i3. And how many models doe the mega juggernaut GM produce? And BMW didn’t rely on Korea to build an EV for them.

  4. Loboc says:

    Lol. Yet another answer to Tesla. Too little, too late. Model 3 will be out for several years by 2020. Bolt will be on second generation.

  5. Elroy says:

    BMW has not only produced the most efficient and innovative EV out there, the i3 is also the quickest car in its class. (20-30kWh class) Give them some credit for their engineering capabilities. They have also won more international engine of the year awards than anyone else. They do far more than most vaporware manufacturers.

    1. MDEV says:

      The most ugly price too

  6. Priusmaniac says:

    Call it i whatever as long as it has four wheels, sits five, is electric motor driven, can go 100 miles on battery and a rex to go further on gas (conventional like i3, free piston like Toyota or DLR, Fulcrum turbine like Wrightspeed), has four proper doors (possibly five), a real trunk, and a price the workers actually building it can pay.

    1. Priusmaniac says:

      Or full BEV version of course with 300 miles at 80 mph megacharger capacity at about 500 KW and also at a price the workers actually building it can pay.