BMW i Electric Vehicles
The BMW i3 is an uncompromisingly sustainable vehicle designed with the focus on innovation to meet the demands of emission-free mobility.
The BMW i3 has every detail designed and optimised to be sustainable. Its innovative design is light, safe, spacious and dynamic. It is the first mass-produced vehicle that integrates the use of structural CFRP (Carbon Fiber Reinforced Plastic) offering advantages over steel. CFRP is as strong as steel, yet it is around 50% lighter, and is the material used in vehicle body construction without compromising safety. The entire production of the CFRP is 100% powered through sustainable hydroelectric power at SGL's facility at Moses Lake, Washington.
The eDrive motor technology generates an output of 170 hp, an impressive torque of 184 lb-ft from a standstill. It accelerates from 0 to 60 mph in approximately seven seconds. The i3 has a real-world driving range of 80 to 100 miles in comfort mode and an additional 12 percent range in ECO PRO with another 12 in ECO PRO +. A level 2 charging station at 32 amps will recharge the vehicle battery from empty to full in 3 hours.
The BMW i3 with Range Extender model utilizes a 2 cylinder gasoline generator to double its range to approximately 160 to 180 miles. This model enables the state of charge of the vehicle battery to be maintained during operation. The BMW i3 will be built at BMW's Leipzig plant in Germany. Vehicle production will be will draw from 100% renewable energy from four on-site wind turbines.
Weight Aproximately 2,700 lb
Overall Dimensions 157 x 70 x 62 in.
Wheelbase 101.2 in.
Motor Type eDrive Electric Motor
eDrive Output 170 hp 184 lb-ft
Battery Charging Time 3 h @ 32 amps (Level 2)
Comfort Mode 80 - 100 mls
Eco Pro Mode +12% from Comfort Mode
Eco Pro + +24% from Comfort Mode
BEV+ Generator 2-cylinder gasoline
BEV+ Range 160-180 mls
Drive System Battery Electric Vehicle Rear-wheel drive
0-60 mph Aproximately 7 Seconds
Top Speed 93 MPH
Expected Year of production 2nd Quarter 2014