BMW considers producing an all-electric i6 to hold the market
According to the company’s latest report, it will likely introduce a new EV called the i6 to compete with the likes of Porsche Taycan, Mercedes EQS, and Audi e-tron GT.
The proposed four-door coupe is penciled in for launch in 2024 and shares the principal features with the 8 Series Gran Coupe depicted here.
The report also mentions that in its most basic configuration, the BMW i6 will pack dual electric motors. The front one will be rated at 201 hp (150 kW), while the rear one will deliver 335 hp (250 kW) to the wheels, thus summing up to 536 hp (400 kW). An M Performance version of the i6 is not confirmed, but possible, and estimated at 670 hp (500 kW).
The company plans to offer the performance car in two battery sizes: 90 kWh, which should be sufficient for 560 km (348 miles) WLTP-cycle, and 120 kWh, which will extend the range to 700 km (435 miles).
Editor Andrew Raspopov