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Carrying worldwide hubbub and a of pride that would glow in the dark, BMW lifted the on its 2014 i3 5-door hatchback (or mini-SUV. if you prefer). That was lifted simultaneously in New York, and Beijing to reveal the production of BMW’s all-new (literally BMW says that not an ounce of any BMW is in this car; we say hmmm) vehicle that’s made of aluminum, plastic and carbon

BMW’s primary goal in the 2014 i3 was to do a completely original car — something environmentally and ultra-friendly in an urban context you could still commute and fearlessly run on the freeway. Though the car is not pocket-sized, which will drivers more confident venturing out of the city and into with trucks and big SUVs.

The aluminum portion of the i3 is chassis/platform, the on which the car’s passenger rides and rests. That cabin is composed primarily of reinforced plastic — of it left unpainted just to how cool it is — with the glued together with a substance that’s so strong, last something like (or at least for the life of the i3). cladding and bumpers are laid on top of and add color.

Using premium such as carbon fiber and is rare, almost unheard of in but the benefits are worth it, exponentially so in an car. You save weight. The in electric cars like the BMW i3 add like crazy.


So the lightest materials you can use to build the car sacrificing strength, bulk and are worth their lack of in gold. Carbon fiber, for is 50-percent lighter than and stronger, so at around 2,700 the i3 can run circles around a Nissan (roughly 3,300 pounds), Focus Electric (3,640), and Volt (3,781) without a sweat on its way to a 0-60 mph time of 7 seconds.

Producing zero by definition and 95-percent recyclable to its maker, the BMW i3 lives its environmental Electric power’s cheap, compared to gasoline. The i3’s power is delivered to the rear and stored for delivery in a 450-pound battery that, along the single-speed transmission, resides away beneath the vehicle’s floor, showing off the added benefit of a low center of gravity.

Charging the system is a good, worst situation with the being a 220-volt home-charging that BMW will happily add to the of your i3 financing. That will give you a full in three hours, but the better and also added-cost option solution is the SAE DC Combo Fast compatibility that will you an 80-percent charge in just 20 (a full charge in 30). the worst: A 110-volt charge of an extension cord running the kitchen out to your i3 in the driveway) 24 hours to complete.

With a charge, the i3 electric car will get you 80-100 miles, depending on the and with how much spirit you advantage of the 170 horsepower and 184 lb-ft of torque. If range anxiety is an BMW also offers the i3 with a Extender set-up consisting of a 2-cylinder gasoline engine automatically starts up when it that the battery is running The 34-horsepower Range Extender power the car, it simply to keep car’s battery essentially doubling the i3’s range.

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The i3 interior is not a typical BMW affair, nor are the you enter that interior by: The doors are what we’re all to, but the second row is accessed by opening doors — call carriage doors, suicide whatever — that away from the front of the i3 to entrance to the rear seats. The are surprisingly thin, but still Only the rear passengers are to make a compromise — for The interior materials are refreshing to and touch, including some of the panels and instrument panels using Kenaf (crossword pay attention) plant fibers from southern Asia.

Also worth noting is the cargo space under the hatch.

What with eligible for carpool lane and as much as $10,000 in tax breaks, there’s that nifty DNA, the well-stocked BMW i3 is priced at a $42,275 for the Mega trim That price includes stuff like 19-inch wheels, adaptive LED headlights, and wood trim. Techno include a navigation system also allows you to find the not-being-used charging station. If you you can sail up toward $50,000 and by choosing the Giga or top-tier i3 versions, where you get progressively including partial leather in the and full leather in the Terra.

The Extender i3 starts at $46,125.

BMW is getting dealers ready for the of the i3, which is not just a new car composed of new but a conscientious new philosophy of cars the i standing for innovation, BMW insists. The of the company’s latest vision of the of driving, the 2014 BMW i3, is scheduled to in dealer showrooms in the spring of

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