BMW i4 Concept going to 2012 L.A. Auto Show image

The German based automaker BMW is planning to introduce the i4 Concept car during the 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show in November.

After the car manufacturer has pulled the wraps off the i3 and the i8 more than a year ago, the company is bringing us a new concept car similar to the ones mentioned above, which will be named the i4. Rumor has it that the upcoming BMW i4 Concept will actually be based on the well-known i3 and it will be a sportier version of the model with two doors and two seats.

The BMW i4 Concept will adopt the CFRP technology and chances are that the model will borrow the same drive train from the i3, made out of a rear axle mounted plug-in system with a compact electric motor, mated to a single-speed transmission which is sending power to the rear wheels. The i4 is expected to be more powerful than the i3, which is getting 168 HP and 250 Nm of torque (184 lb-ft), and if it will go into production, it will be priced at around 50,000 USD. The BMW i4 will be similar in size to the i3. Additional details on the model will be announced at the 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show next month.

Source: BMW Blog