BMW Unveils New Electric Brand At Los Angeles Auto Show

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By: David Kiley

It has the familiar white and black roundel depicting an airplane propeller on the and rear door, and a familiar front grille. But this which the German automaker after months of teasing concept cars. is like no that has come before.

The BMW i3 is an car that company officials say go on sale in the U.S. in the fourth of 2013. The car the Munich-based company today at the Los Angeles Auto is a three-door, but the car that will hit next year with a similar look will be a door hatchback .

The i3 will mark the start of a new i that designates electric and electric cars. Another i the i8, will show up in dealerships in the quarter of 2014. The company has an M performance sub-brand.

The show car BMW is is copper colored with a hatch and roof. The body are plastic, but the structure of the car is made of fiber, a more expensive but lighter weight material steel. Indeed, the car weighs pounds less than the BMW electric car that is based on the sedan .

All auto companies are rolling out and extended range electric, as as cars with smaller, fuel efficient engines to new Federal fuel economy that take effect now and 2025.

The i3 will have a of about 100 miles, and the lithium-ion that powers the car produces 168 and 184-lb. ft. of torque. The electric drives the rear wheels of the and the weight is evenly distributed the front and back, thus the perfect balance that BMW has strived for with all of its vehicles.

The interior of the i3 coupe. which BMW is technically calling a concept but it is close to the final production is spare with no conventional or center console. There are two that display all the car’s behind the steering wheel, and in the center of the front cockpit. A sitting between the two front interfaces with the screens to all the functions of the car.

The floor of the car is flat, with the housed under the floor.

We not driven the all-electric car yet, but BMW say the car has extraordinary acceleration in keeping BMWs that run on gasoline.

As as the i3 may be, it will enter a market for vehicles that has been at best. We actually think BMW will give the whole EV a lot more credibility, says BMW Director Adrian Von Hooydonk.

Nissan’s Leaf electric as well as Chevy’s extended-range Volt, which runs on alone, as well as gasoline, not sold well with consumers. Ford has recently a Focus EV and a C-Max Energi EV similar to the Volt. Toyota has a electric version of its Prius .

But remain wary of EVs because of the price of the vehicles, as well as the infrastructure for recharging them. The endorsement of EV technology, though earlier this month MotorTrend and Automobile both the Tesla Model S EC their Car of the

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