BMW i-range vs Mercedes electric range
BMW has a clear strategy when it comes to the electric propulsion. The i3 will get a facelift and a bigger battery in 2017 and the i8 will get a Spyder version.
BMW is working on a third i model named i6, that will offer a lot of space and the looks of the i8. The i6 is expected not before 2020 and will use the new battery generation, which would guarantee a 500-km electric range.
Mercedes will develop the next B-Class Electric Drive without the assistance of Tesla and the new E-Smart generation will come in the autumn of 2016.
Mercedes is also studying the possibility of developing a special electric range with two SUVs and two sedans with an independent design.