At present, BMW's R&D leader, Klaus Frohlich, went a bit of a bomb shot claiming that European customers do not want electric cars. It sent the internet to a little madness, with journalists, enthusiasts and critics arguing whether he was right. But he has now revealed some new pieces of information that will continue to create more headlines. For example, Frohlich claims that the BMW i3 and i8 could end up with this generation and that Vision M NEXT will be a real M car.
"M is fast and furious and fun and it always works, but there is no direct successor for i3 and no direct successor for i8," he told car sales . When asked why the BMW i3 and i8 might not continue, Frohlich said "I3 and I8 were lonely cars with lonely concepts. The first battery pack in i3 was only 22kWh."