Rights to a name: BMW secures iX1, iX2, iX3, iX4, iX5, iX6, iX7, iX8, iX9

The Boom after the SUV has been for many years unbroken, the breakthrough for the electric mobility in the view of many experts only a matter of time. Since, it is no surprise that BMW for a future with numerous electrically driven X-models upgraded, and the name of rights assuresthat the Expansion of the i-family could facilitate: With the initials BMW iX1, iX2, iX3, iX4, iX5, iX6, iX7, iX8, and iX9 place in Munich the legal Foundation for the combination of BMW i and the BMW X in all possible vehicle classes.

As always, that solely from the Secure of the rights to the name, no plans for a concrete model can be derived. Instead, it is often a matter of options for the future, to keep open and to create space for subsequent decisions. The now secured the rights do not have to point out mandatory to already made decisions for future vehicles, but could well be an indication – for example, for the name of the all-electric BMW X3, which will come out in 2020 on the market, and as BMW iX3 could start.

Another candidate for a near-term merging of the letters i and X, the BMW X7, which was presented at its Premiere as a Concept Car already as iPerformance model. Depending on the drive, so also the new luxury may be sold SUV BMW iX7, if BMW decides to use such a nomenclature, and part-time-Stromer with a different name to differentiate.

More likely, however, is that the new abbreviation, such as iX1 or iX5 only pure electric cars are reserved, while Plug-and-bear-Hybrid continues to be a name in the style of the BMW X5 xDrive40e. This solution makes therefore more sense, because in the future, more and more variants of a series as a Plug-in to be offered in Hybrid, PHEV technology is, therefore, to the “third normal case” in addition to petrol and diesel engines, and a strongly-defined Name such as BMW iX5 results against this Background, only limited sense.

Unlikely according to the current state that it is in the models of iX1 to iX9 to fully Autonomous vehicles such as i3 and i8. We assume, rather, that the future SUV models of BMW i share a common architecture with the conventionally powered X-models. BMW had recently emphasised on several occasions that the vehicle-architectures of all the upcoming models for use with an internal combustion engine, as well as in the pure electric variants. A parallel offering of a stand-alone BMW iX3 and X3 eDrive to G01-base can be excluded with a view to the inevitable cannibalization effects practically, but the electric is expected to carry Version of the X3 in the name iX3.

Just as in the case of the BMW i3 and i8, the new nomenclature for electrically driven X-models, reminiscent of the Korean car maker Hyundai, whose vehicles bear names such as i10, i20 or i30. Also in South Korea, had already years ago, the idea of off-road variants, with names such as ix20, or ix35 on the market. Because BMW i is relying solely on single digits behind the i or iX, and the products are also completely different classes of vehicles compete, there seems to be no legal conflicts.

[resources : bimmertoday.de]
by : klonr.com

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