After a number of announcements, spy pictures and concept, German carmaker BMW has officially unveiled the new model i3 the big premiere to be held in three cities – New York, London and Beijing.
BMW i3 design
Have already had the opportunity to meet with the i3 model and two years ago when this little boy was presented as a concept. BMW then announced a brand new line of electric vehicles, “i” label, in addition to the aforementioned i3 is expected to be offered to find and i8 sports coupe and Spyder forms. The BMW i3 is the first model of the company and it is expected great things, and the German giant is expected to be the first year all over the world could sell 30,000 copies. BMW i3 is billed as an affordable electric car designed for customers who want a stylish product for those who want to be noticed. The main objective in developing a low weight so that the i3 weighs just 1,195 kg thanks to a combination of aluminum and carbon, and the mass is equally distributed 50:50. BMW i3 model is 3,999 mm long, 1,775 mm wide and 1,578 mm tall, making it the company’s smallest model, but in addition to the folded rear seat trunk space is quite large 1,100 liters.
BMW i3 engine
When it comes to this little powerplant driven by an electric motor of 170 hp and 250 Nm of torque, which weighs only 50 kg, which is sufficient for acceleration to 60 km / h in 3.7 seconds and to 100 km / h in 7.2 seconds and the maximum speed i3 model is limited to 150 km / h. With a single battery charge, the BMW i3 can travel between 130 to 160 miles, and the battery also provides two additional sources of energy by an additional 20 kilometers. For the extra money the customer can get this car with the optional petrol engine size 650 cc with 34 hp, for a ride that extends to 300 kilometers. It is interesting that it is the engine used in BMW motorcycles. From the design i3 remained steady compared with the concept, and still offers a distinctive design of German car manufacturer. The interior of this model is done in a distinctive style and as expected the car to a BMW tag and provides the highest quality materials.
BMW i3 price
Home prices in the European market will amount to 35,000 euros, while American buyers have to fork out $ 42,000. It should be said that customers on both continents receive at 7,000 euros / dollars off state.
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