BMW i3 Electric Car May be Nearly SelfDriving Inside EVs

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BMW i3 Electric Cars

BMW i3 Electric Car May be Nearly Self-Driving

In 16 months BMW will launch first electric vehicle the i3. The i3 be the first vehicle to come out of new i sub-brand. Initially dubbed the Vehicle’ the i3 will be offered as a pure EV however customers desire more range (or piece of mind from anxiety) can order an optional extender BMW calls REx.

The REx is rumored to include a 600cc two engine and a very small gas that only holds 2-3 gallons of gas. The REx will no physical connection to the powertrain and only serve to maintain the charge. It will power the i3 an 100 miles once the 80-100 electric range is depleted.

The i3 has a 170hp motor and 184lb-ft and will accelerate from mph in 7.9 seconds.

BMW has decided all of their vehicles will be purpose EV’s and not share a platform one of their existing cars. The i3 use BMW’s new “Life Drive” where the drive module and cell are made completely and mated together near the end of the production. The two are literally glued and only four bolts are to line them up and hold together while the glue The i3 will be the first series car to employ such extensive use of fiber reinforced plastics.


That along with the all frame will keep the weight to only 2,756

However it’s the electronics might be the most interesting the car has.

Here’s a list of of the features the i3 is rumored to have:

Adaptive cruise control stop and go: The car will maintain a distance from the car in front of it, up and accelerating as it does. It will come to a stop and accelerate again as the lead car does.

BMW i3 Electric Cars

Front Protection: The i3 will a possible collision whether it be vehicle, object or pedestrian and the driver. If the driver doesn t to avoid the collision the car can apply the itself and stop to avoid the

Traffic Jam Assistant: While 25 mph and slower, the i3 will basically itself by combining the adoptive control and the ability to stay in and lanes by itself. The driver need to keep at least one on the steering wheel as a safety but it will basically be there in case because the car will be the driving.

Parking Assistant: The i3 parallel park itself. isn t as groundbreaking as Traffic Jam Assistant it is offered by other automakers, but it s to see it there also.

Whether or not the Traffic Jam Assistant it to the production i3 remains to be seen. I the driver would be able to it as some people wouldn t to use this out of fear of it malfunctioning. BMW it will relieve some of the of city driving with streets and frequent slowing and then speeding up. Either the i3 is shaping up to be an interesting vehicle. The question now is: How much will it

The only word from BMW is is will definitely cost than a 5 series which at about $47,000.

BMW i3 Electric Cars
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