BMW i3 Available in Parts of Europe Right Now

BMW i3 Available in Parts of Europe Right Now

If there's one automaker I claim to know inside and out, it's BMW.

My first automobile was a lowly, used BMW 325e (1984 purchased with some 160,000 miles on the odo).  Since then, I've been an aficionado.  That's not to say I think BMW does everything right (a BMW SUV...C'mon now BMW, what were you thinking?), just that I follow BMW's every move more closely than most of the other automakers.

BMW is Accepting European Orders for the 2014 i8 - Though It's Reportedly Sold Out for Next Year Already

BMW is Accepting European Orders for the 2014 i8 - Though It's Reportedly Sold Out for Next Year Already

With that out of the way, let's move on to the focus of this post: BMW's plugged-in future.

In plotting BMW's plugged-in future, we have to tie in what the automaker has stated on record with what we know (and predict) to be true.  Surely you can question how I've assembled this list, but it's my belief that this timeline and list of models is as accurate as one could expect to see available anywhere outside of BMW's headquarters in Germany.

  • BMW i3 - In production now
  • BMW i8 - Entering production soon - Sold out for 2014
  • BMW i2 or i4 - The two-door version of the i3 - Predicted to enter production in late 2014
  • BMW X5 e-Drive Concept - Expected to enter production in 2015
  • BMW Active Tourer Concept (called 1 Series GT in production form) - Late 2015
  • BMW i5 - Predicted to enter production in 2016 to 2017
  • BMW i7 or perhaps called BMW 7 Series plug-in hybrid -  Predicted to enter production in 2016 or 2017
I fully expect this list to be disputed and I in fact encourage discussion that suggests I'm wrong.

We at InsideEVs have no problem with being told we're wrong.  If indeed we are, we'll be the first to admit it.

How's my BMW plugged-in future lineup look?