According to BMW BLOG, Auto Motor und Sport and several other German language outlets are reporting that BMW will build a futuristic four-door sports car called the i9.
It's rumored that the i9 could enter production as early as 2016, the same year that BMW will "not only name a successor to the highly-successful CEO, Dr. Norbert Reithofer," but reiterate its commitment to future mobility and sustainability.
The i9, as the flagship plug-in vehicle in the i lineup, will show the world just how serious BMW is in regards to future mobility.
BMW holds trademarks for i1 through i9.
We believe that after the i3 and i8, BMW will unveil the i5, a family sedan/hatchback will four proper doors and seating for 5.
Beyond the i5, it's anyone's guess what's next.
The i9 does however make sense, as it's far easier to turn a profit on the high side of the luxury scale than it is on the low side.
We believe BMW at least hints at the i9 with its recently unveiled Vision Future Luxury Concept.
If BMW moves as rumored, then it'll have the i3, i5, i8 and i9 all available by the end of 2016.
Source: Auto Motor und Sport via BMW Blog