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BASE MSRP: $42,275

As today was the global debut for the BMW i3, the carmaker’s first in its “i Series” of cars and featuring several intended to match the company’s for being a cut above.

The i3 will be the BMW and approximately the size of a 1 Series, but interior space on par with a 3 and with range somewhere that of a Nissan Leaf or Focus Electric. A gas-powered twin cylinder range will be a $3,850 option and the is slated for sale in the second of 2014.

As the “world’s first car” using carbon reinforced plastic, the i3 has been from the ground up as a pure EV.

BMW CRFP is “equally as strong as while being 50 percent and 30 percent lighter than and the estimated weight for the all-electric is 2,700 pounds.

A cascade of benefits have been for the light but strong design as BMW

This has numerous advantages “conversion” vehicles, in which the combustion engine is swapped for an motor. The engineers can design works best, in terms of dimensions and configuration of the electric system’s components. The car’s is dictated by the characteristics designed the car by the development team and not by the constraints by a pre-existing vehicle design.

A smaller 22-kwh lithium-ion weighing about 450 pounds was sufficient as there is less vehicular mass to move The smaller battery also less cost and shorter times.

At the same time, the structure is said to be safe for

Constructed of aluminum, the “Drive combines the battery, electric MacPherson strut and 5-link suspension system along structural and crash components. The motor is close to the rear wheels. BMW says it gives performance characteristics while providing better traction.

In case, 0-35 mph is said to 3.5 seconds, 0-60 mph is said to be in 7 seconds, and top speed is 93 mph. is quicker than the much expensive Chevy Spark EV boasts a 400 pound-foot torque and around 7.6 seconds to 60.

Rated for the i3 is 170 horsepower and 184 pounds-feet of torque.

The car’s 80 to 100 miles on a single can be increased by up to approximately 12 percent in ECO PRO and by the same amount again in ECO mode, says BMW.

time is three hours the use of a 240-volt Level 2, 32-amp charger. An optional SAE DC Combo Charger charges the BMW i3 80 percent in 20 and 100 percent in 30.

The rear-mounted optional 34 range extender generator doubles the range.

“When the gets to a certain level, the Extender starts and maintains the current state of charge,” BMW. “The Range never directly drives the wheels. The Range Extender roughly 330 lbs. to the vehicle weight and has a fuel capacity of 2.4

LifeDrive Architecture

The LifeDrive concept entails a Life and aforementioned Drive Module includes more than the powertrain as integral.

The Life is the name for the passenger compartment, and BMW there is no transmission tunnel to into interior space.

The of the Drive Module adds to the than might be expected space for the small car and its weight is nearly 50/50.

Inside the vehicle makes use of manufactured materials including an panel surround and door use fibers from Kenaf Olive-leaf extract is used to tan leather surfaces. A new bio-polymer on castor oil is used even to the key.

The owner’s manual is made from renewable and the car is made in Leipzig at a plant relies on solar power.

to the list of high quality sources and recycled materials is the Premium interior, which BMW blends sustainable resources a premium feel for the same quality as the BMW 5 Series Sedan. percent of the plastics in the interior and 25 of the thermoplastic parts on the exterior are from either recycled or renewable sources.

A magnesium for instrument panel saves 20 weight versus steel, and the is oriented toward the driver.

The is pillar-less and the rear doors are style to allow for easy and exit to rear seats.

trim levels.

All i3 trim levels have a circle of 32.3 feet, it easier to maneuver in an urban

The name BMW is giving its trim – which it has not broken out prices for – is A Mega World, Giga and Tera World will out the lineup.

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The Mega World 19-inch forged alloy navigation, the ConnectedDrive infotainment eCall collision notification an alarm, a 7.4-kw on-board and LED headlights and tail lights. materials are used for the cloth

Next up is the The Giga World which upgrades the wheels, a leather wrapped steering and wool cloth. It has a garage opener, sunroof and satellite

The Tera World tops all with a leather interior, and as standard ConnectedDrive and other assistance systems.

A Driving Plus safety system is and the i3 has a Collision Warning system prepares for braking and can stop the car at up to 35 mph to prevent an accident.

The package active cruise control and a and start feature.

Ultimate EV

With the perky acceleration and weight – positioned low and split to rear, BMW promises a fun-to-drive car is aimed at more mundane duties.

Studies have been as part of BMW’s Project i, more than 1,000 covering over some million miles. BMW found the average daily distance was around 30 miles meaning the extender is deemed in some superfluous.

BMW also touts as having been thoroughly in and even emergency rescue have already been out.

“In standard cutting the process of rescuing occupants a BMW i3 involved in an accident was comparable to for a conventional vehicle,” said “In some respects, indeed, it was straightforward since the lighter can be more easily cut than steels, for example.”

The Drive was also designed with a crash with minimal risk in mind, as were impact tests.

It’s a and indeed light weight coming in hundreds of pounds than a Leaf or Ford Electric.

BMW is getting a head over rivals at Mercedes-Benz with the electrification of the automobile, and trends that lend to the effort.

“Since 1999 according to the average gasoline prices in have increased from $1.136 to $3.618, or about a 218 says BMW. “In the same the pricing of electricity has increased 6.6 cents to 9.9 cents, a change of 50%, making electricity a far attractive commodity from a standpoint.”

Pricing including will start at $42,275 and the version will begin at at The battery will include an warranty. Included is roadside if the battery loses a charge a trip and the navigation system shows charging station

BMW is also offering house for customer test drives and training for dealers. A fee-based vehicle program, arranged by is also available.

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