|2014 BMW i3|
The BMW i3 has now unveiled the production version of his first BMW i model, which will connect the emission-free mobility with the typical BMW driving pleasure. The futuristic look of the i3 study could completely save it in the series and differs only in minor changes of the concept vehicle.
It is surprising also that the counter-opening doors were included in the series. By eliminating the B-pillar, access to the rear is much easier.
The i3 offers a passenger compartment made from carbon fiber reinforced plastic (CFRP), which, together with many other lightweight components for the electric cars that weighs only 1195 kg on the scale.
Powered the first electric vehicle from BMW i by a 170 hp (125 kW) electric motor that has a maximum torque of 250 Nm and power transfer to the rear wheels via a single-stage gearbox.
The power applies to the electric motor of lithium-ion storage cells, which are integrated into the subfloor. This has the i3 has a very low center of gravity, which he will also shine with a perfect road holding.
The i3 is 399.9 inches long, of course, also provide for the well-known BMW driving pleasure and have in addition to the optimal driving characteristics also compelling performance.
Via fast charging stations can be charged 80% of the battery in just 30 minutes. The i3 can also be charged via any standard wall outlet, BMW also offers the BMW i wallbox at home on.
At the request of the BMW i3 can also be equipped with a specially developed for the i-Series BMW ConnectedDrive navigation system which allows the electric operation through optimized routing and also displays all charging options.
The interior of the i3 is designed as futuristic as the exterior. Both the instrument unit as well as the 6.5 or 8.8-inch Control Display of the iDrive system are designed as free standing displays.
Start of the new BMW i3 priced at 35,700 €, already included in the price are the iDrive control system, Professional radio, air conditioning, auxiliary air conditioning, a telephone speakerphone and a rear parking aid.
Optionally, there is among other things the Range Extender, the BMW ConnectedDrive services, LED lights, an electric glass roof, automatic climate control, comfort access and driver assistance systems such as the Driving Assistant Plus, the park or Assistant, Speed Limit Info.