BMW i3 and i8 revealed [UPDATED w/video] Auto

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BMW i3 � Electric Car 127kW Auto

BMW i3 and i8 revealed [UPDATED w/video]

teased as the MegaCity concept, the BMW i3 be the first vehicle produced the i brand when it arrives year. Two structures make up the i3 and i8’s LifeDrive architecture the Life and Drive modules.

As its would suggest, the Life of the equation is what contains the and passengers, and the platforms have individually developed for each In the case of the i3, a lightweight body is made up of a combination of aluminum and fiber-reinforced plastics, with the module mounted underneath, the need for a transmission tunnel and BMW to install two bench seats for occupants in the front and back providing 200 liters (7.06 of storage.

Underneath that lightweight lies the Drive system, of the suspension, battery and drivetrain, with structural and safety A liquid-cooled lithium-ion battery spans the undercarriage and supplies to an electric motor mounted above the rear-drive axle. this a rear-wheel-drive EV hatchback, the motor putting out 170 horsepower and 184 of torque through a single-speed

BMW claims the i3 can reach an electronically top speed of 93 miles per hour and the run from 0-60 in under seconds.

An available PRO ECO mode the throttle and electronics to boost and braking regeneration feeds energy back into the pack. Remarkably, BMW also that you can charge the battery to full in six hours using a power socket and the i3’s can get to 80 percent in one hour using a charger (we’ll be getting details on both very

If battery power isn’t for you, the i3 will be available a range-extending internal combustion (dubbed REx) further the road, although BMW hasn’t the exact displacement or how much range it will include the projected 80-100 miles on power alone.

BMW i3 � Electric Car 127kW Auto

If a rear-drive, EV doesn’t stoke your flames, then the i8 might be to your tastes.

Unlike the standard i3, the i8 will be a hybrid, with a turbocharged, three-cylinder powerplant mounted up and putting out 220 hp and 221 lb-ft of torque. with the electric motor, the run 0-60 mph is claimed to blow by in five seconds, with consumption estimated at three per 100 kilometers and seven liters per 100 when driven like. a BMW.


The three-pot works in with a lithium-ion battery and front-mounted electric motor from the i3 and driving the front allowing an electric-only range of up to 20 on a charge. Put both systems and you’ve got a front-wheel-drive vehicle for efficiency, a rear-driver for maximum fun and drive for maximum grip. And if isn’t enticing enough, the i8 has a 50/50 weight distribution.

We’ll have more both models and the i brand as a in the coming days, but in the meantime, out the gallery below for the first eyeful.

BMW i3 � Electric Car 127kW Auto
BMW i3 � Electric Car 127kW Auto

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