The German auto-manufacturer BMW revealed technical and design details of the new BMW i3 Concept Coupe. This vehicle extends the BMW „i” range consisting of all-electric models.
The newest member of the “i” brand shines with its state-of-the-art design. The main highlight of the zero-emission car is the three-door architecture. The car features a carbon-fibre body that leaves an impression of lightness, transparency and aerodynamics.
BMW i3 Performance
The i3 is an all-electric version of the BMW eDrive technology. The concept is powered by an electric motor with a maximum output of 125 kW/170 hp and peak torque of 250 Newton metres (184 lb-ft). The powertrain is linked to a single-speed transmission. The motor is combined with a lithium-ion battery placed under the floor. The low centre of gravity adds to the sensationally agile nature.
The range with an all-electric drive depends on driving style. Drivers can opt for three driving modes – COMFORT, ECO PRO and ECO PRO+. The ECO PRO+ offers maximum driving range but the speed is limited to 90 km/h (56 mph).
The BMW eDrive system allows the eco-friendly car to cover a distance of around 160 kilometres (100 miles) on a full battery charge.
BMW i3 Exterior
The BMW i3 Concept Coupe features elegant dimensions – it is 3,964 millimetres long, 1,768 wide and 1,555 high. The wheelbase is 2,570 millimetres long.
The panels surrounding the wheel arches, doors and rear sidewalls are finished in Solar Orange metallic shade. It forms a contrast with the high-gloss black finish on the bonnet, roof and boot lid, lower edge, as well as some detail on the front and rear apron. The impressive appearance is completed by contrasting touches of Frozen Grey matte for the kidney grille.
The i3 is fitted with 20-inch light-alloy wheels in double-spoke design and tyres measuring 155/60 R20 at the front and 175/55 R20 at the rear.
BMW i3 Interior
The occupants are able to enjoy the spacious cabin. The easy access thanks to the lack of a B-pillar is combined with long doors with frameless windows and an improved visibility for the passengers in the rear compartment.
Customers are able to choose an individual styling and materials for the interior. BMW designers offer a premium materials such as fine leather, wood, wool and other renewable natural materials.
The sporty three-door car is equipped with a hi-end displays, as well as innovative infotainment and communications functions, and a navigation system. There are 6.5 inch (16.5 centimetre) display on the steering column, another one 8.8 inches (22.4 centimetres) in the centre of the dashboard and a central information screen.