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BMW i3: Specifications, Pricing, and Disappointment

The new BMW i3. tech, coupled with low

At the Frankfurt motor show BMW out its new i3 electric car, part of a new focused on efficiency and Responsive .

However for those of us out here in the world, with wives, and jobs to go to, what matters the is:

1: How far will it go on a full charge,

2: How much will it cost?

Let s get two questions out of the way first. The BMW i3 will 150 kilometres (100 miles) per charge, and is expected to cost USD when it goes on sale.

So why the in the title of this article I you ask? Simply that the won t be sold until 2013, means Nissan, Coda, Renault, Toyota, and Peugeot are releasing their all-electric for sale next year) have already beaten to it.

This means a compact car 100 miles / 150 kilometres range is to have to do better than USD if it wants to lead the pack, there s more to the i3 than the eye.

There may be just too: The i3 consists of a very construction of both aluminum and fibre. This means the pack needn t be as large as the LEAF s for the same distance. It means the i3 can reach 100 kilometres per (62mph) in only 7.9 seconds.

Not bad for a

However, if you re like me, then you re wondering why BMW have made a car weighs a total of 1250 (2756 pounds) yet only it 100 miles of usable range. We all well-engineered electric vehicles can several hundreds of miles per and considering the Nissan LEAF 1526 kilograms (3366 you must wonder why the i3 is so lacking.

Given the falling cost of battery packs, and BMW s recent purchase of its very own carbon plant in the USA, there s no why the i3 can t have a more usable 150 or 200 range for a slightly higher perhaps $40,000 USD.

I say because the cost of the battery in the Nissan Leaf cost USD almost 2 years ago, and costs fall 8% each (according to Elon Musk of Considering this is a car which won t begin production until I feel there s room for in the specifications.

There s also ace BMW have up their sleeve to a higher cost for a better which is the fact motorists are likely to pay a bit extra simply for blue white BMW badge. Or they know all of this and don t want to.

Let s not forget the recent past. BMW t ever been interested in vehicles and up until the last two were still touting internal combustion as a more future engine, long all the other car makers had realised a dead horse it was and dropped it.

So I it all comes down to simple If you spend decades engineering, and refining internal combustion and all their replaceable components, why on would you throw it all away for newfangled electric nonsense.

propulsion may be simpler, cheaper in the run (for the motorist, not the manufacturer) and in a world that s falling ecologically, but it s not where the money is I remember from my days in that a Sensible business follows the money trail. there s still a load of in their existing technology.

What a shame.

Ian D

The people I who have BMWs (of a similar bracket) seem to be purely the badge, unfortunately. They don t things like value for

I m talking here of people my boss who will drive a 2002 318i because it has the (despite it being slower and value for money than a age Corolla.)

Though not really about those who are buying the lovely BMW M3s, 535s, etc ( drivers cars .)

Doesn t I will stick to my Tesla or thankyou

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I doubt the I3 will get

BMW had an E1 concept car in the early 90s

and a BMW 1602 car in 1972.

The only Electric I see are the ones where people yourself did their own Electric Car

I m of the belief that if you want an car, you are better off buying Gav s and doing your own Electric Car


I love the design and of this car. I really they release it! I ll buy the day I graduate college.


This assumes there is nothing to a car than its gas mileage and price The assumption that BMW is riding on it s is silly. BMW s are engineered to drive! a corolla, nissan leaf is not the as driving a BMW.

BMW handle brake better, have safety features, etc than of the cars you compare them Also BMW is not trying to compete Nissan, Toyota. They do not the same target market.

You to compare them to Mercedes, etc. This article is a

I m sorry you re disappointed in the article, but now s chance to write a better one on own blog. Let me know when you do.

the that buy used bimmers for the are a bunch of welfare losers could never afford a new one btw BMW s driven 10x better then any jap or car

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