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New BMW i Concept confirmed for L.A. debut

It seems that the previous rumors saying that BMW prepares a new i concept model for the Los Angeles Auto Show were true.

The German car maker officially announces that a new member of the i family will be showcased at the upcoming automotive event in Los Angeles.

BMW i3 Concept

BMW i3 Concept

According to current assumptions, the new model could be called i4 being based on the well-known BMW i3. The new model could benefit from an electric motor offering 170 horsepower and 250Nm of torque, proving to be a more potent variant of the i3.

BMW i3 Concept

BMW i3 Concept

“The first two vehicles under the BMW i brand, the BMW i3 and BMW i8 will come to market in 2013 and 2014, respectively,” says BMW.

Along with the new BMW i Concept, the company will present the new BMW i8 Roadster Concept, a plug-in hybrid powered by a three-cylinder petrol unit and an electric motor for a total output of 349 horsepower.

BMW i3 Concept

BMW i3 Concept

The open-top variant of the BMW i8 sports car is able to sprint from 0 to 100 km/h in just 5 seconds hitting a top speed of 250 km/h.


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