We can all agree that the i branch of BMW is off to a great start, with both its small i3 city car and the hybrid i8 sports car exceeding even the most optimistic expectations.
They also plan to expand and add variety to the green Bimmers, and there are high hopes for the new models to take their place next to the i3 and i8.
BMW plans to reach a production volume of 100.000 units each year, and while they might still sell well, the main reason behind this volume is another. As you might have heard, CO2 emission laws will become stricter come 2020, and each company has to average a certain value across its vehicle range.
The 100.000 i cars a year seems to be the minimum for BMW to comply with the new regulation without having to drastically modify the rest of the range. It’s quite a shame really, having to increase production not because of demand (which is still quite high) but rather because of laws.