The long awaited revolutionary EV from BMW has finally reached dealerships around the world, with UK being among the first to see the model.
And with demand sky high, we expect the model will not sit long in the showrooms, with the first deliveries starting in December.
The BMW i3 is already famous for several reasons. First off, the fact that BMW decided to build a small electric city car has some weight. And being the giant it is, BMW invested heavily in technology to incorporate into the i3. As a result, the EV breaks new ground, with a full CFRP (carbon fiber reinforced plastic) passenger hub.
Power comes thanks to an electric motor capable of 170 Hp and 250 Nm of torque. The battery pack is good to power the vehicle for about 160 km before they run dry. As an alternative, BMW also offers a range extender in case you have longer routes. The extender is a motorcycle engine tucked into the trunk, that generates electricity for the motor instead of delivering the power directly to the wheels.
With prices set at £25.680 before grants kick in, the BMW i3 promises an industry shift, and so far, it seems it might just be the car to do that.