The 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show is opening its gates starting with September 12, and BMW carmaker has already started campaigning its future model range ahead the event.
Besides the 2018 BMW M5 already presented, the German based carmaker has also announced the arrival of the new 2018 i3 and i3S in the United Kingdom, with prices starting at £34,070 for the facelifted i3. On the other hand, the much more powerful i3S can be had at £36,975.
As we can see in the massive media gallery below, BMW has not added significant changes at the exterior. However, both models do come with a new front bumper and updated fog lamps. The i3S adds metallic and black accents as well as the new 20-inch alloy wheels.
The interior updates refer to the new iDrive infotainment system with Apple CarPlay connectivity. Another noticeable chance is the adding of the “i-Wallbox” charging system, which increases the charging time to less than 3 hours.
In the engine department, the 2018 BMW i3 comes with an electric motor developing 168 horsepower and 250 Nm of torque. The sprint from 0 to 100 km/h is done in 7.3 seconds, at a top speed of 150 km/h. On the other hand, the i3S churns out 181 horsepower and 270 Nm of torque, and reaches 100 km/h in 6.9 seconds.
There is also the choice for the REx petrol burner, with a two-cylinder engine which adds 38 horsepower. The good news for the new REx is the increase 235 km range NEDC and 200 km WLTP. Design details of both exterior and interior are provided in the media gallery below.