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#1 Old 08-01-2014, 05:00 PM
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BMW vs Tesla

With Tesla shortly moving into the SUV realm it will be interesting to see how BMW counters. Will we begin to see the i brand populated by X series SUV's as well? iX7 anyone?

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#2 Old 08-01-2014, 05:36 PM
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I think that the next car that makes sense for the i brand would be a CUV. I don't think its really in response to the Model X, I think that that would be their next move regardless.
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#3 Old 08-01-2014, 07:40 PM
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^ that's a good suggestion, it really is what they need, CUV's are what growing families need, an iSUV should do it, just don't know what they will call it
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#4 Old 08-06-2014, 05:05 PM
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^ that's a good suggestion, it really is what they need, CUV's are what growing families need, an iSUV should do it, just don't know what they will call it
Well it is obviously going to be the "i(something)". I think that i5 has a nice ring to it. It also relates to the X5, which is a pretty popular BMW model.
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#5 Old 08-07-2014, 01:26 PM
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i5 indicates a sedan like the 5 series, iX5 or similar would make sense if they wanted to do a SUV. BMW needs to show the i brand has mainstream viability and not just an impractical toy for fools and their money
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#6 Old 08-07-2014, 05:33 PM
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Yeah I agree with the 5 series and x5 segment, those would be some great segments to expand into, even the 4 series gran coupe and x4 if they want to go a bit down segment while keeping it cool with coupe styling.
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Yeah I agree with the 5 series and x5 segment, those would be some great segments to expand into, even the 4 series gran coupe and x4 if they want to go a bit down segment while keeping it cool with coupe styling.
I think those are still a bit too niche, at least the styling is. the x3 would probabaly be an even better size to consider, they could meet the Model X head on in segment...
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#8 Old 08-08-2014, 07:58 PM
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You're right and Tesla likely has very good reasons for going into a segment the size they're planning to, that's likely where most of the demand is for a green SUV.
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You're right and Tesla likely has very good reasons for going into a segment the size they're planning to, that's likely where most of the demand is for a green SUV.
no green SUV's come in all shapes and sizes, dont discriminate




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no green SUV's come in all shapes and sizes, dont discriminate




sure, how ever you want to see it
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