BMW i3 Electric CityCar Concept News Car and Driver

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BMW has been hyping up its “Megacity for a couple of years now, and teasers about innovative features and full carbon-fiber structures, we’ve withheld even when we spied one in the over the winter. But as of now, the of mystery has been lifted all the details except how the thing drives. Like a BMW?

nothing before it? Maybe

The i3’s story begins its LifeDrive architecture. According to experience with the Mini E and BMW (the electric 1-series has proven that creating an car out of a structure designed to house an engine results in wasteful weight and imperfect packaging. As a the i3 (and the i8 sports car that was just unveiled) is made up of two modules, which BMW calls and Life.

The Drive portion, of extruded and cast aluminum carries all the driveline and chassis For an optimized center of gravity, the large and flat battery, the size of the floor, sits low in section. It’s encased in and has a capacity of roughly 21 kWh.

Because the car is still a few years production, the exact specs yet to be nailed down.


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The Life module sits the Drive components chassis, and passengers and luggage. As BMW has already this structure consists of reinforced plastic, or CFRP, a for any vehicle this side of a few supercars. While the aluminum module weighs 30 percent than a similar steel the weight reduction in the CFRP module is closer to 50 percent. The shell weighs just 265 and is attached to the Drive module in locations with glue and

As a whole, the i3 weighs in at 2800 according to BMW. When about the safety of CFRP, the points to Formula 1 cockpits as of security. While metals large crumple zones, can be designed with special elements that result in amounts of energy being in a very small space. A benefit of the LifeDrive architecture, in the case, is the deletion of a driveshaft allowing more space to be to the cabin.

BMW says each set of seats and rear) is connected so that passenger can leave from one in a tight parking space, but we someone at the company just digs bench seats. seven cubic feet of left over in the rear for as well as a small compartment up where the gas engine would be for stowing a charging cord or small items.

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