New Video: BMW i3 and BMW i8 in motion
BMW has unrestricted a new video that shows off the initially graduates of its i sub-brand on the streets of Chicago. Continue summer, BMW took the upcoming i3 all-thrilling car and the i8 hybrid sportscar to the Windy Capital for a photoshoot showcasing their sensibleness and appeal.
The short video not single shows the two cars rolling not working the streets of Chicago, but also gives a glance into the DriveNow movable platform that will aid the i-owners to find plug-in charging stations, parking and additional amenities.
BMW i3 goes on sale, as a mainstream vehicle, in 2013, followed by the extra exclusive i8 a year later. Even as not officially confirmed, we have take notice of that in the United States, the BMW i8 will be priced almost $160,000.
The i3 is built with a light CFRP deceased structure and rides on a predominantly aluminum skeleton. The i3 produces 168 horsepower and 184lb ft of torque, and it has a top alacrity of 93 mph (150 km/h). It accelerates starting 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 7.9 s. BMW i3 events 3845mm in length, 2011mm in width and 1537mm in height. The promote-in system is a compact electric motor mounted ended the rear axle. It draws energy starting the battery to provide drive to the rear wheels via a release-speed transmission.
The i8 Concept combines the compensation of two different drive systems – an thrilling motor and an internal combustion engine. The thrilling motor is not a secondary power fund, but rather an equal partner of the domestic 1.5 liter gasoline incineration engine.
A 0-100 km/h (62 mph) hastening time comes under five seconds, including a combined fuel consumption in the European ordeal cycle of less than 3 liters/100 km (78 MPG) and mean real fuel consumption of linking five and seven liters (33 – 47 MPG).
In cooperation cars will be unveiled in closing production form in 2013.