(Reuters) -- BMW CEO Harald Krueger hinted that the automaker could add a new car to its i subbrand.
BMW already sells the i3 battery powered compact hatchback and i8 plug-in hybrid sports car.
Krueger said there could be room for a new electric car to be positioned between the i3 and the i8. "There is space if you look at it from the number point of view," Krueger told the German newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung when asked if he was planning new models.
Krueger said he could not give any more details at present. Reports have said the model could be a sedan called the i5 based on the 5 series. It would be sold as a plug-in hybrid and as an electric only car that would complete against the Tesla Model S.
Germany's Manager Magazin reported last month that BMW and Apple had come close to an agreement for BMW to build a version of the i3 for Apple - dubbed the iCar.
Krueger would only confirm that BMW was in regular contact with major technology companies, including Apple.
Automotive News Europe contributed to this report