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Old 10-04-2016, 01:08 PM   #1 (permalink)
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BMW i5 takes on Tesla models

Product of BMW's CLAR 'cluster architecture', a modular chassis that expands or collapses depending on the application.
The differing wheelbase variants will house the battery and range options. These are speculative renderings that are registered patents in Japan. The busy-detailed design still has the twin kidneys in front, top hood EV controller heat venting, suicide rear doors, upright tall hatch form, and the corporate brand 'split C-pillar' similarity to the i3 and i8. The size and model design fits the i5 model. In EV form, it will have electric motors front and back and a hybrid will have a 3 or 4 cylinder ICE engine in the front.

BMW i5 Revealed in Patent Images?

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