BMW considering cheaper, lower i2 to replace i3?by Justin King
The i2 is expected to be built without carbon fiber.
BMW is reportedly considering a cheaper successor to the i3 with a more traditional profile and lower price tag.
A Manager Magazin report spotted by BMW Blog suggests BMW development head Klaus Fröhlich has hinted at a new model, potentially using the i2 nameplate, to launch in 2024.
The company has experienced lackluster demand for the i3, which features controversial styling and relatively expensive carbon-fiber construction.
The i2 would be aimed at cars such as the Tesla Model 3, arriving with a price tag closer to 30,000 euros. It would forego composite materials and a tall profile in favor of traditional construction and a lower roof for a more sedan- or coupe-like silhouette.