BMW is the Monday, July 29 presented an electric model i3 and thus opened a new chapter in its history. The promotion took place in three places at the same time in New York, London and Beijing, and aside from pure electric mode, the customer will be offered a model with additional gas engine will have a wide range of movement. Production I3, the first electric car of the new series "i" comes two years after the concept of the same name, even if you think, there are obvious differences.
Since technology is unlike any other BMW cars, the Bavarian manufacturer wanted i3 be stylistically different from the rest of the BMW cars. The car has a two-tone body, bonnet, roof and tailgate black. At the front, LED headlights emphasize the shape of the letter "U", and thanks to the typical information "tension" in the network, on which is the emblem of BMW, the viewer has taken everything quandary about what we are manufacturer. Like the Ford B-MAX, the BMW i3 no roof rails center. Instead, the doors are reinforced to strengthen the structure in the case of rolling on the car. The cabin is in the form of cells of fiber reinforced plastic of carbon. The rear door is much shorter than the front and opens in the opposite direction, but due to lack of passengers sitting pillar "B" behind have no difficulty to enter. Although this is a relatively small car, which is designed primarily for urban driving, the BMW i3 is located in a large, 19-inch alloy wheels 20.
The interior is made of natural or recycled materials, and the interior design is quite different from the series of BMW cars. Shoppers will be available three trim levels, Loft, Lodge and Suite. Even the base model will be generously equipped, among other additions have a SIM card and 6.5 inch iDrive USB / Bluetooth /, mounted on top of the center console. Second, the same screen is in front of the driver, and is not a substitute for the classic dashboard. Among the options are available, GPS navigation, automatic climate control (standard manual), heated front seats, sunroof. The electric motor of 170 hp (125 kW), developed by BMW i3 gets its energy capacity of lithium-ion battery of 22 kWh. Power is transmitted to the rear wheels, and the driver can obtain a constant temperature of 250 Nm torque. BMW i3 will be like those who enjoy powerful acceleration, the car has 7.2 s to accelerate from 0-60 mph.
Top speed is 100 mph, which is perfectly acceptable if we consider the main purpose of this vehicle. BMW says the i3 on a single charge can travel at least 80 miles. If the driver needs to move great distances per day than the maximum radius of movement expected, customers are offered a long-range version. Petrol engine uses two extra cylinders and power generator is capable of providing a maximum range of 200 miles of driving. The car goes on sale in November, the first in the German market, and cost $ 41.350.
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