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BMW i3 officially unveiled

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BMW i3 officially unveiled

BMW i3 officially unveiled
July 30
10:00 2013

The 2014 BMW i3 was officially unveiled today. This is the first electric vehicle made by the Bavarian producer and the launching event took place simultaneously in three different locations around the Globe: London, New York and Beijing.

According to BMW the i3 represents a landmark in car maker’s mission to provide a completely sustainable, electric vehicle. The new i3 is the first product of the i sub-brand and it is the only model in the world that was designed to incorporate an all-electric drive system.

The brand new BMW i3 was developed on the LifeDrive architecture that comes in two different modules: Life Module and the Drive Module. More than that, the first product of the BMW i sub-brand is the first mass produce car who has a Carbon Fiber Reinforced Plastic (CFRP) passenger cell.

As you already know, the CFRP is strong as steel, 50% lighter than it and 30% lighter than the aluminum.

The new BMW i3 comes with 170 horsepower and 184 lb-ft peek of torque. The electric engines are kept alive by a 22 kWh lithium-ion battery pack that can provide 80 to 100 miles of free emission driving. The range extender is a 650 cc gasoline unit who only charges the battery pack.

The sprint from stand still to 60 km/h is done in 3.5 seconds while the acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h is done in almost 7 seconds.  The top speed is clocked at 150 km/h and is electronically limited to preserve efficiency.

In Germany, the new BMW i3 will come is showrooms in November at a price of 34.950 Euros or 39.450 Euros with Range Extender option.

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