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The i3 — a fourseat urban with a squat front end and exterior — is the first car for BMW s i The i8 hybrid supercar will go next year. More may be on the road.

BMW has trademarked i1 through i9, on Ian Robertson, BMW s sales leader.

said the automaker sees sales potential in prosperous areas of Asia, Europe and

Some 92, 000 people have an interest in testdriving the online.

The i3 s begins with its LifeDrive Based on BMW, expertise the Mini E and BMW ActiveE (the 1-collection coupe) has proven making an electric car out of a construction to house an internalcombustion engine to wasteful excess weight and packaging. As an effect, the i3 (and the i8 car that was also just is composed of two different modules, BMW calls Drive and.

The Drive part, made of and extruded aluminum sections, chassis parts and all the driveline. For an center of gravity, the i3 s big and flat nearly how big the floor, sits low in section. It s encased in aluminum and has a of about 21 kWh.

The precise have yet to be nailed down, the vehicle remains several from creation.

The Life houses passengers and baggage, and atop the Drive parts As BMW has already declared, this consists of carbonfiber reinforced or CFRP, a first for practically any this side of a few exotic The weight decrease in the CFRP module is closer to 50 per cent, as the Drive module weighs 30 per less than a similar construction. The casing weighs 265 pounds and is connected to the Drive in five places with and adhesive. The business factors to 1 cockpits as evidence of security, talking about the safety of

Carbon can be created with deformation elements that in large quantities of power consumed in a really little while large crumple are required by metals. A further of the LifeDrive design, in the i3 s event, is the of the driveshaft tunnel, enabling space to be devoted to the cottage. BMW each group of seats and back) is connected so that passenger can leave from one in a tight parking space, but we someone at the business simply digs seat seats.

Power is sent to the wheels via a singlespeed transaxle. Yes, one Meaning the car won t change on its way up to a computer-restricted top of 93 miles per hour, which BMW has to be the stage where the batteries to drain too fast.

BMW i3 Electric Cars

The firm the i3 will run 0 to 62 miles per hour in 7.9 When it comes to passing accelerating from 50 to 75 miles per should take only six

Peak torque is 184 lbft. is estimated at 80 to 100 miles, and a complete from 240volt source take about six hours. an unique highspeed charger, the i3 is capable of achieving 80percent in only an hour, meaning drives can be achieved with an extended coffee break in the

Feedback from Mini E revealed that 90 percent of were content using a range of under 100 miles, for the minority, BMW has (somewhat surprisingly) to provide the i3 with an optional extender BMW calls REx. The is mum on details for the time being, but we do that it ll become a twocylinder about 600 cc and centered on an engine in the BMW Think a modified bike optimized to perform at fewer—and within an attempt to be as clear as

The engine features auto capabilities and meets demanding standards.

Small electronic have been able to good advantage of this for years now (GM plans to provide apparatus charging in certain next year), but charging an is way different from charging an i3. s no wire to link. It ll be pricey, as one engineer told us, has the capacity for losses than conductive BMW assures a demonstration later year, which we eagerly (We saw the technology at work with a Roadster at this year s Electronics Show.)

The i3 will go in Europe in November and in america, and Japan in the 2nd quarter of next Costs begin at 34,950 in Europe, a fifth over the model of the 3 show, climbing to euros for the range extender. costs begin at $41,350, to $45,200 for range extender

The BMW i3. Pure electric vehicle. and interview with designer.

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