New BMW i Concept confirmed for L.A. debut
It seems that the previous rumors saying that BMW prepares a new i concept model for the Los Angeles Auto Show were true.
The German car maker officially announces that a new member of the i family will be showcased at the upcoming automotive event in Los Angeles.
According to current assumptions, the new model could be called i4 being based on the well-known BMW i3. The new model could benefit from an electric motor offering 170 horsepower and 250Nm of torque, proving to be a more potent variant of the i3.
“The first two vehicles under the BMW i brand, the BMW i3 and BMW i8 will come to market in 2013 and 2014, respectively,” says BMW.
Along with the new BMW i Concept, the company will present the new BMW i8 Roadster Concept, a plug-in hybrid powered by a three-cylinder petrol unit and an electric motor for a total output of 349 horsepower.
The open-top variant of the BMW i8 sports car is able to sprint from 0 to 100 km/h in just 5 seconds hitting a top speed of 250 km/h.