BMW has just announced the pricing for the BMW i3 electric vehicle, which will start at $41,350 before any state or federal tax incentives.
BMW has just announced the pricing for the BMW i3 electric vehicle, which will start at $41,350 before any state or federal tax incentives. BMW is going to officially unveil the i3 a week from today.
“The BMW i3 heralds the dawn of a new era for individual mobility and for the BMW Group. True to a genuine BMW, the BMW i3 has strong emotional appeal, outstanding product substance and a guarantee of sheer driving pleasure,” said Ian Robertson, Member of the Board of Management, Sales and Marketing BMW. “With this leading-edge vehicle and attractive price, we will provide customers with a compelling offer for electromobility.”
The BMW i3 is powered by a 170 horsepower and 184 lb-ft electric motor and a 22-kWh lithium-ion battery, which gives it a range between 80-100 miles. BMW will also offer a version with a range-extender two-cylinder engine. The i3 can be charged using a standard home outlet with the home charging station supplied by BMW i or at any public charging station that uses a Level 2 SAE J1772 charging system. DC fast charging, using the SAE DC Combo-Fast Charger, will be available as an option. From a public fast-charging station, it will provide an 80 percent charge from a fully depleted battery in just 20 minutes.
The BMW i3 uses the Industry’s first mass produced carbon fiber reinforced plastic passenger cell mounted on an aluminum chassis. BMW also says that its interior space will be comparable to the 3 Series, although the i3 is much shorter overall.
The BMW i3 will arrive in the US in the second quarter of 2014.