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07/29/2013    6:09 AM
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An online visualizer for the just revealed BMW i3 is now available at: http://www.bmw.com/com/en/newvehicle…isualizer.html

You can see the i3 in its initial available colors, wheels, and interiors. Exterior colors include:

Andesite Silver
Arravani Grey
Iconic Silver
Laurel Grey
Solar Orange
Capparis White

For the full details of the i3, see our Official Thread.

07/26/2013    11:59 AM
COMMENTS: 40

Good morning New York, hello London, wanshang hao Beijing – at 14.30 Central European Time on Monday, 29 July 2013, these greetings will ring out from megacities in the USA, Europe and Asia to mark the unveiling of the BMW i3 to a global audience. The spectacular premiere for this revolutionary vehicle takes place exactly two years after the BMW i3 Concept was presented in Frankfurt on 29 July 2011 prior to the International Motor Show (IAA).

The simultaneous launch in three continents highlights the global approach embodied by the BMW i3 towards resolving urban mobility issues worldwide. This approach is rooted in the holistic idea of a purpose-built vehicle concept boasting a unique design, sustainability throughout the value chain and complementary mobility services. As such, … CONTINUED

07/22/2013    9:20 AM
COMMENTS: 47

BMW today announced pricing for the ground-breaking BMW i3 electric vehicle. The Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (without Destination & Handling) in the US will be $41,350, before any federal or state incentives. The Destination & Handling fee in the US is currently $925.

“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’s 170 horsepower and 184 lb-ft of torque hybrid-synchronous electric motor, developed … CONTINUED

07/12/2013    10:30 AM
COMMENTS: 38

Chris Harris, an auto journalist highly respected for his reviews on the best performing cars in the world, gives his first drive review of the production BMW i3 electric car.

07/10/2013    10:16 AM
COMMENTS: 56

More BMW i3 reviews roll in – now from Top Gear, Autocar and Whatcar.

07/09/2013    10:10 PM
COMMENTS: 56

The very first drive reviews of the BMW i3 are in – via Edmunds and Drive.com.au

07/09/2013    7:00 PM
COMMENTS: 23

The production BMW i3 will be revealed soon – on Monday, July 29. And BMW has now released the first production model details and specs.

Near 50:50 weight distribution
DIN curb weight of 1,195 kilograms, (2,630 lbs)
Small turning circle (32.3 ft or 9.86 meters)

Electric motor outputs 170hp (125 kW) and peak torque of 184 lb-ft (250 Nm), which is on tap immediately.
The motor weighs just 110 lbs. (50 kg)
Maintains a linear flow of power into the higher reaches of the rev range.

0 to 35 mph (0 – … CONTINUED

07/04/2013    6:30 PM
COMMENTS: 97

Here is the production i3 in its most revealing look yet – more than 90% revealed. The i3 will be officially unveiled on July 29, 2013.

07/02/2013    2:05 PM
COMMENTS: 10

The BMW i8 Roadster won the North American Concept Car of the year Award in 2012 and it has been crowned again this year, now as the Best Production Preview Vehicle. The Production Preview category recognizes those vehicles based on a model that has already been announced or planned for production.

The awards are given to the best Production Preview Vehicle, Concept Car, Concept Truck/SUV, Specialty Concept, and Most Significant Concept Vehicle of each auto show season. To be eligible for the awards, a concept vehicle must make its North American debut during the current model year’s auto show season.

More than two dozen Professional Automotive Journalists from throughout North America serve as volunteer jurors for all categories of the awards. By extending the review to the … CONTINUED