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BMW i3: an advanced electric utility will range extender optionally with two cylinders

The power project BMW i, started back in 2007, will begin to take shape this year with the launch of the first electric tourist house Munich, the BMW i3. Although we will not live until the next Frankfurt Motor Show, after the summer, it can go ahead and that beyond the sustainability of electric, BMW will position its product for its premium character (and thus luxurious for its category), the extension of autonomy, its lightweight construction and the use of unusual materials in utility and of course a technology deployment unpublished.

As if that were not enough the BMW i3 will have a very powerful engine with 170 hp and torque of 250 Nm available from the first moment it step on the accelerator. Its numbers are impressive, from 0-100 km / h takes only 7.2 seconds, as fast as a BMW 118i (170 hp but also with an internal combustion engine, gasoline).

Although this utility battery ensure a range of between 130 and 160 kilometers, electric , will be offered a range extender optional two-cylinder, 34 hp that will allow us to enjoy a maximum range of 300 kilometers.

Will BMW found the key to solve once and for all one of the largest electrical problems?

As BMW has placed special emphasis on maintaining the momentum expected from their cars, a nice touch and agile chassis with a weight distribution of 50% base. As if that were not enough this BMW i3 retain rear-wheel drive feature. As a whole, including batteries, this BMW i3 will weigh 1,195 kilograms.

With integrated motors in the rear and batteries under the floor of the car (architecture sandwich ), this i3 not only optimized its board space but also reduced to their center of gravity, which should result in road agility.

The most innovative of the BMW i3 is precisely the way it has conducted its lightening. Aluminum has become one of the materials used in its architecture, together with a supporting structure of magnesium, and a predominance of fiber reinforced plastics on the carrier carbon. These technologies are usually in very high end cars or even supercars.

The difference will be that the need for these materials to the BMW i3 is not imposed by the search for maximum performance, but the maximum possible energy savings.

Through rapid recharge the BMW i3 can cover 80% of the energy storable in its batteries in just 30 minutes. BMW will distribute to its customers (optionally) an optimized charging point for this function, called BMW i wall box.

The optional range extender two cylinders displaces 650 cm 3 and not sacrifice at all the cargo space of the trunk, as their 9-liter tank was installed on the front. Not know the price of the car and the range extender, but it is indisputable that BMW has solved one of the biggest problems and the largest generator of distrust among customers, autonomy.

With between 130 and 160 miles of range in electric mode and 300 miles with 9 liters of gas in its extender, the BMW i3 could finally used relatively long runs smoothly.

Finally BMW has also developed a number of applications within its infotainment package BMW ConeectedDrive, designed specifically for electrical tourism. Among the applications that have the BMW i3 will advanced navigation guides with tips to optimize energy management, location of charging stations and even remote monitoring the state of charge of the battery is connected or not to the point Official recharge.

BMW still has not revealed if, as shown in the pictures will be launched only with a five-door body or against also see two-door body derived from i3 Concept Coupe. Of time until most see, this BMW i3 have five doors and tailgates system suicidal opening, i.e. in the opposite direction to the front.

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