BMW Planning "Neuer Elektro-Van" Prius V Competitor
January 27th, 2012 11:48 AM Share
BMW is said to be planning a new minivan-esque competitor to the Toyota Prius V, dubbed the i5. We like the name given to it in the original Autobild story; Neuer Elektro-Van.
Published January 27th, 2012 2:00 PM
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yeah, just try to match the Prius in reliability, good luck!
I must admit that BMW may successfully excape the "Bangugly" motif with that machine. Heck, I'd even consider purchasing one - IF - they'd get the reliability better than the BMW 325 I owned.
I hope BMW is as successful and groundbreaking with the new i vehicles as they were with cars like the 2002. I'm also glad to see an electric drivetrain with some decent HP for once (though with electric motors, we all know its about teh torquez)! The perception of reliability will definitely change as we substitute weaknesses and failure modes of the ICE+transmission with those of an electric drivetrain. We have already coined the first term: range anxiety.
You thought it stopped at the 5GT