The BMW Company has globally announced today its first mass-produced electric car. BMW i3 is a tribute to the infinite wonders of German engineering. It will go on sale in Q2 of 2014 in USA for price starts at MSRP $41,350 and $45,200 for Range Extender model.
The electric vehicle of the 21st century is a reality now. BMW came up with the i3 which is a thrilling experience to drive. It is not just a simple engine fitted with a steel body. Rather it is the most sophisticated pair of wheels ever to grace the planet. Munich ought to feel great pride in its technical experts. A 22 kWh lithium-ion battery allows this bold and beautiful belle to travel up to 100 miles. This places it on an equal footing with the rest of the electric vehicles on the scene. Recharging the batteries takes 180 minutes and takes place over a 220 volt cable. The charger device is the biggest to be found on the market. A fast charging set up is also available that can shorten the time to half an hour for those who are a little impatient.
It possesses a solid 170 horse power hybrid engine with unbelievable torque. The electric motor works at 11,400 revolutions per minute. And it accelerates from 0 to 60 mph in an amazing seven seconds. Like any other BMW it has perfect balance. At 2,700 pounds, it is the lightest electric form of transportation around. Since its inception, the i3 was meant to be an electric driving experience par excellence. Its exterior is almost entirely made of carbon fiber reinforced plastic. This magical stuff of materialistic dreams is efficient, energetic and electrifying. The ecologists are cheering this vanity vehicle that will help immensely in the battle against fossil fuel based transportation that only spreads pollution.
BMW i3 will be available to purchase in US during second quarter of next year at a starting price of MSRP $41,350 and $45,200 for Range Extender model. But these prices do not include any federal or local incentives and Destination & Handling fee (currently $925).