New electric BMW i3 2016, prices and equipment

July 29, 2013, in New York, London and Beijing, the official presentation of the production version of the compact hatchback electric BMW i3. World premiere of new items scheduled for the Frankfurt Motor Show in September. Compared with the concept, first shown in the summer of 2011, the production version of BMW i3 apparently not too radically different from the prototype. The key difference was the more traditional rear doors (doors open against the move on Mazda RX-8), which has disappeared from the glazing at the bottom, as well as a redesigned front bumper and other modified optics.
Interior models also become less futuristic, but still kept the source code used in the solution with two soaring like an LCD display on the front panel. The first plays the role of the instrument panel, and the larger on the center console is responsible for the withdrawal of all other information, including data service BMW ConnectedDrive. Overall length ah BMW 3 is 3999 mm (size of the wheelbase – 2570), width – 1775, height – 1578, ground clearance (clearance) – 140 mm. Weight pattern is 1195 kg, and the ratio of its axes is ideal distribution 50:50.
The movement of cars leads located in the rear of the 170-horsepower (250 Nm) modern electric motor that weighs 50 kilograms and is, according to the creators, one of the most advanced power units of this class to date. With him hatchback gaining a hundred places in 7.2 seconds (0 to 60 km/h in 3.8 seconds) and top speed is 150 km/h. For the power of the electric motor corresponds to a lithium-ion battery capacity of 22 kWh, a full charge is enough to run in the 130 – 200 km, depending on the driving cycle and the selected mode of operation of the power plant. At the same time BMW i3 can be ordered with an optional 650-cc 34-hp gasoline engine, which acts as a generator and converts elektromotobil in serial hybrid.
He’s cruising range can be increased to 300 km. On charging the battery from a household network requires 8 hours, and the completion of the battery by 80% with a special 50-kilowatt unit rapid charging takes less than half an hour.
The standard equipment of the BMW i3 recovery system including advanced braking, which turns a generator, slowing the car is already at the slightest accelerator pedal is released. At the same time work on the track system changes automatically, allowing you to move without such an active coasting deceleration.
European sales of electric BMW i3 will start in November 2013 at a price of 34,950 euros, but the novelty can be purchased only at selected dealers. For example, in Germany, the manufacturer has selected only 45 of the 200 salons. We have a new BMW 3 ay appear in the next year, but the information regarding the cost of yet.

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