BMW i5 is said to be based on the long-version of the 5 Series Sedan which is built for the Chinese market and to deliver 640 horsepower.
The latest edition of German magazine Autobild talks about the highly and long-time rumored BMW i5. The third model graduating from the i sub-brand has been the topic of many conflicting reports in the last year; some pointed to an imminent release to compete with Tesla while more recent ones said the car won’t arrive until at least 2020.
The drivetrain has also been the subject of many speculations, we’ve heard them all, from a fully-electric platform to a hybrid and even hydrogen-powered. Autobild now seems to believe the i5 will be a plug-in hybrid using the eDrive technology BMW has previewed last year in a 5 Series GT Concept.