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BMW i3  Electric Car 127kW with Range Extender Auto

Global Debut: BMW i3 EV

BMW has rethrown its hat the electric vehicle ring, by to the world its all-new i3 model. On the German car manufacturer simultaneously the car at events in Beijing, London and New representing three important where the car will be sold. Its American debut will place in the second quarter of behind its European roll

The BMW i3 gets the iconic twin grille.

2015 BMW i3

The BMW i3 will from $42,475, destination and fees included. A range-extender equipped with a small engine. will sell for $4,000 more. The new model is the one in the BMW i sub-brand, electrified vehicles

BMW has stressed that the i3 has an advantage electric vehicles that a common platform with cars. Notably, the space the rear axle that a gas tank and the exhaust system in models typically goes to in electric versions. Because the BMW i3 was solely with vehicle in mind, no such constraints

A 170-horsepower electric motor 184 foot-pounds of torque will be It is expected to move the BMW i3 from 0 to 60 mph in seven seconds, reach a top of 93 mph and provide a real world range of 80 to up to 100 miles.

A 22-kilowatt battery system weighing 450 stores electricity, making use of braking and outlet charging to this EV. BMW says that the i3 can be in three driving modes: Eco Pro and Eco Pro+. With a 220-volt this model can be recharged in hours.

When connected to an optional DC fast charger, it can be fully within 30 minutes.

Even Distribution

BMW says that its EV the brand s near-perfect 50-50 rear weight distribution. It so in part by employing new and lighter materials including a carbon reinforced plastic roof natural plant fibers and renewable materials. The lighter battery system and 110-pound motor are what helps this vehicle s weight to 2,700 pounds.

The BMW i3 seats four people and rear-hinged rear doors for of back seat access. model will sit on 19-inch feature all-season tires and be in three trim levels. All include a navigation system, an charger, LED headlights, LED tail and a leather-trimmed steering wheel.

up the trim levels, leather and seating or all-leather seating be included. Various technology and assist packages will be

Range Extender Option

BMW has sought to find a balance limited range and full extension. For instance, the Nissan can travel approximately 80 miles it needs to be recharged. The Chevrolet on the other hand, taps power for 35 miles before a 1.4-liter gasoline engine in.

BMW i3  Electric Car 127kW with Range Extender Auto

The Volt can then go another 340 thanks to its 9.3-gallon fuel and refueled again as desired.

For the BMW i3, its 650cc two-cylinder engine about 330 pounds to the vehicle s but it also extends the driving to 160 miles. A 2.4-gallon fuel makes this possible, that drivers might as an insurance policy when on trips.

BMW i Sub-Brand

BMW announced its i in Feb. 2011, telling that the BMW i represents a new movement in mobility. It isn t the first electric BMW has built as both its MINI and BMW brands offer EVs in limited The BMW i3 and the upcoming i8 are its first dedicated models that it hopes introduce new consumers to BMW while giving enthusiasts broader options.

Full model information be available closer to the i3 s U.S.-spec s debut.

Photos courtesy of BMW of America.

Matt Keegan is a writer. His specialities include business, college and career, and articles. Matt founded Trends in April 2008 and it to reflect its current format and policy as of Sept.

2010. is a member of the Washington Automotive Association and is a contributor to various and online media sources.

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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