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2014 BMW i3 electric car preview

BMW i3 electric car attempts a revolution within

The first all-new car from BMW will test how much technology its buyers The i3 offers a typical mix of all-electric and speed wrapped in one of the more chassis the auto industry has developed. Whether it will be to lure EV shoppers to the BMW fold be tested when it goes on in the United States in mid-2014.

and Cons

Pros

The BMW i3 represents the time carbon-fibre reinforced (CFRP) are being used in a electric car. This material makes the i3 extremely and strong. Combined with thermo plastics to make up the of the car s body, the i3 will never will likely last and will be dent resistant.

As a pure purpose-built EV, the i3 poses no compromise on a day-to-day basis. It a roomy cabin and a decent, trunk.

The 2014 BMW i3 is, according to a true BMW where driving are concerned.

Cons

Range poses an issue for potential At roughly 100 miles or 160 km, it should be for most buyers.

The purchase may turn some consumers however, it is only slightly expensive than the Chevrolet

Price

Base price for the BMW i3 is $44,950. Equipped with a pricing starts at $48,950. trims will be: Loft World, Lodge Design and Suite Design World.

The Technology package (BMW Drive Services, Internet DC fast charging system, and stereo) will be optional on all

Exterior styling

The 2014 BMW i3 is a or hatchback-type, 5-seater urban vehicle.

The all-important signature grille reminds all that is a BMW. The black hood, and glazed hatch are a distinctive for the i cars. Handsome adaptive headlights and floating LED taillights are

The lower beltline in the rear and of a B pillar improve side-rear The trick coach or suicide aid rear passenger ingress and

The 2014 BMW i3 is 3,999 mm long, mm wide and 1,578 mm high. 19 with front P155/70 are standard. With the range rear tires grow to

20 wheels are optional.

Inside

The is surprisingly roomy thanks to thoughtful elements such as seats and the absence of a centre and tunnel. The latter enables to slide out one way or the other should the car be in a parking spot.

The instrument and Control Display consist of screens, one behind the steering and the other in the centre top portion of the

Materials used onboard may not as exotic as CFRP; however, are all from recycled, natural or sources. BMW refers to this as next premium. For example, the and door cards are made dried grass, aka fibres the kenaf plant. It looks and is in fact far more premium it sounds.

Eucalyptus wood is optional.

The BMW i3 features the interior volume of a 3 and the quality materials and attention to of a 5 Series.

Cargo capacity

The BMW i3 s boot has a useable volume of 260 Max cargo space with the bench folded is 1,100

Powertrain

The 2014 BMW i3 s electric synchronous motor with power electronics engine is in the under the trunk floor, and the rear wheels.

The large 22 kWh (or drive module which is of 100% aluminum) is located in the of the car, between the axles. A charge on 110 volts requires 20 The available 7.4 kW charger enables a charge.

The drive system s output is 170 and 184 lb-ft of torque. Its power the i3 to 60 km/h in 3.7 seconds and to 100 km/h in 7.2 The i3 s range is between 80 and 100 miles or 130 to 160

For those with range BMW offers a 2-cylinder range-extender The 650cc 2-cylinder petrol develops 34 horsepower and is mounted side the electric motor the rear axle. It is fed by a 2.4-gallon litre) tank and is available on all

It adds up to 265 lbs on top of the 2,630 lbs weight.

The BMW i3 s turning radius is a short 9.6 It features a near perfect weight distribution.

Safety

All manners of airbags and nannies are standard on the 2014 BMW i3. The shell has an impressive ability to energy. An F1 car cockpit is made of the material.

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Lexus CT Acura ILX Hybrid, Audi A3

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