BMW unveils production i3 electric vehicle

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BMW i3  Electric Car 127kW with Range Extender Auto

Born-electric I3 will go on sale in in the first half of 2014

BMW unveiled the production version of its i3 electric vehicle (EV) – called the Megacity car – at simultaneous held yesterday in New York London and Beijing.

Among its key the four-passenger I3’s body is of lightweight carbon-reinforced plastic – a first for a volume production vehicle. The CFRP body, BMW calls the Life Module, is to an all-aluminum chassis called the Module.

Together, they result in an light vehicle that was from the ground up to be electric – Electric, as BMW CEO, Norbert proclaimed at the New York unveiling.

of its light weight, carbon technology is expected to fundamentally the car industry, allowing automakers to lighter, more efficient and vehicles with reduced consumption and lower emissions, to BMW.

The Drive Module contains a lithium-ion battery pack and drivetrain, with the battery in the rear, close to the drive

BMW says the I3 has a driving range of 130 to 160 km the batteries fully charged, but range can be increased by up to 12% or so if the car is driven in an Eco

I t can be recharged in about three with a 220-volt Level 2 that can be installed in a home. a DC Combo Fast Charger, of the becoming increasingly available at outlets, an 80% charge can be achieved in 20 and 100% in 30, according to the company.

BMW i3  Electric Car 127kW with Range Extender Auto

Alternatively, an optional range-extender engine is said to extend the range to 320 km.


Thanks in part to its construction, the I3 can accelerate from km/h in a little over 7 BMW projects, with an electronically-limited top of 150 km/h.

In appearance, apart from the grille, the I3 is a complete departure the sleek lines usually with BMWs and it bears a vague resemblance to the I3 concept car has been making the rounds of shows.

Perhaps BMW is betting its ugly-duckling appearance will be than offset by the I3’s and EV panache – or perhaps that it even become an endearing in the mode of the original Volkswagen.

The car will be available in Europe in and will go on sale in Canada and markets in the first half of year. The starting price in will be $44,950 .

BMW i3  Electric Car 127kW with Range Extender Auto
BMW i3  Electric Car 127kW with Range Extender Auto
BMW i3  Electric Car 127kW with Range Extender Auto
BMW i3  Electric Car 127kW with Range Extender Auto
BMW i3  Electric Car 127kW with Range Extender Auto
BMW i3  Electric Car 127kW with Range Extender Auto
BMW i3  Electric Car 127kW with Range Extender Auto
BMW i3  Electric Car 127kW with Range Extender Auto
BMW i3  Electric Car 127kW with Range Extender Auto

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