BMW i3 to be priced as much as a 3 Series, new details and images emerge

Posted on Jul 13 2013 - 5:25pm by Anjan Ravi
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The BMW i3 would be unveiled to the world on July 29. As the launch date nears, more details and images emerge.

BMW i3

BMW has already conducted a pre-launch drive for the media and these images were shot there. Even for the media drive, BMW has kept some parts of the exterior under camouflage. The entire rear is heavily camouflaged leaving only bits of the taillight visible.

BMW i3 doors open

Meanwhile, the interior has not been shown at all. The upside is that the specifications of the i3 are now available. The electric motor of the i3 is now confirmed to produce 170bhp and 250Nm of torque. The top speed is rated at 150km/h while the 0-100km/h dash takes about 7 seconds.

BMW i3 front three quarter

The base i3 weighs 1,195kg and has a claimed range of 130-160km. Optionally, a range extender can be specified which is powered by a 650cc motorcycle engine. Specifying the range extender will no impact on the boot space. This extender develops 34bhp of power and provides an additional 150km of driving range. It has a 9-liter fuel tank.

BMW i3 front

The price for the base i3 without the range extender is expected in the vicinity of USD 40,000 (INR 23.95 lakhs). Apart from that, the US government is expected to give a USD 7,500 (INR 4.49 lakhs) tax credit for the electric car. That is as much as one would pay for a BMW 3 Series in the US.

BMW i3 rear

We would learn and share all the details on July 29 so stay tuned.

[Source - BMW Blog]

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  1. BMW i3er July 17, 2013 at - Reply

    Love the look of this car, it is really coming together as it gets closer to production. If you want to see the BMW i3 frame and components, and fully revealed you can check it out here: http://www.bmwi3forum.com/forum/pictures-videos/

    Those are some great pics of the car, I wish they would show an all black version of it though!

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