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BMW Provides First Photos and on Production i3 Electric Hatch

there’s not much you can tell these ghost images of the i3 were released by BMW (though, we a very good idea of the production car will look through the spy shots and patent renders ), but there’s nothing about the specifications that also announced today.


first venture into produced electric cars is a built from the ground up its eDrive program and it will be revealed on July 29 in New York.

The i3 is built around a so-called structure with a predominantly chassis and a carbon-fiber-reinforced plastic passenger cell. BMW has strived to cut just about everywhere for the forged aluminum wheels tip the at a very low 15 lbs (7kg) a piece, and as a the i3 has a curb weight of only kg (2,630 lbs). BMW says the hatch also has near 50:50 weight distribution.

For its the i3 uses a newly developed motor that is placed close to the driven rear and which generates a maximum of 168hp (170PS or 125kW) and torque of 184 lb-ft (250

The motor, which weighs 110 lbs (50 kg), sends power to the wheels via a single-speed transmission, BMW quoting a 0 to 35 mph (0 — 60 km/h) time of about 3.5 seconds and a 0 to 60 mph km/h) sprint in approximately seconds, which puts it on par small GTI’s like the Fiesta ST. Top speed is limited to 93 mph km/h).

Feeding the electric is a centrally positioned lithium-ion developed and manufactured independently by the BMW It enables the i3 to achieve a range 80 and 100 miles (130 to 160 km) in everyday that can be increased by up to approximately 12 in ECO PRO mode and by the same amount in ECO PRO+ mode.

BMW i3 Electric Cars

If a greater driving range is buyers can order the car with the -extender engine, which BMW maintains the charge of the lithium-ion at a constant level while on the as soon as it dips below a value. The engine is a BMW motorcycle-derived two-cylinder gasoline unit 34 hp (34PS / 25kW) mounted to the electric motor above the axle. According to the Bavarian it increases the car s maximum range in driving to around 160 to 180 miles to 300 km).

BMW adds that specifying the extender has no effect on luggage as the 2.4-gallon (nine liter) tank is located in the front of the car.

And just to give a piece of mind, BMW says if by any chance the i3 fails to meet requirements in a specific situation, its created 360 ELECTRIC owner will provides drivers flexible mobility solutions alternative vehicles from or in plain English, it will loaner vehicles .

BMW highlights the fact that the i3 is the s first fully networked powered car claiming that no model boasts such exchange of information between the its driver and the outside world. All i3s come with an embedded SIM that unlocks BMW ConnectedDrive such as navigation specially to enhance electric mobility, an i app to share information with car at any time using their and lots more.

BMW i3 Electric Cars
BMW i3 Electric Cars
BMW i3 Electric Cars
BMW i3 Electric Cars
BMW i3 Electric Cars
BMW i3 Electric Cars

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