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New BMW i concept confirmed for L.A. debut

 New BMW i concept confirmed for L.A. debut
BMW i3 concept 29.07.2011

Could be based on the i3

BMW has announced plans to introduce a new i concept at the Los Angeles Auto Show.

Little is known about the model, but the company says it will join "BMW i’s growing lineup of visionary concept vehicles which are purpose-built from the ground up as electric and hybrid electric [vehicles] and constructed primarily from lightweight carbon fiber."

That's not much to go on but previous reports have indicated the concept could be sportier version of the i3 with two seats and two doors but renamed i4. If this proves to be true, the model will likely have an electric motor that develops 170 HP (125 kW) and 250 Nm (170 lb-ft) of torque.

Besides the mysterious i concept, BMW will showcase the 2013 7-Series, the X1-based K2 Powder Ride concept and the i8 roadster concept.

Note: BMW i3 concept pictured

Source: BMW USA

A NEW BMW i CONCEPT VEHICLE WILL MAKE ITS WORLD DEBUT AND THE BMW i8 CONCEPT ROADSTER WILL MAKE NORTH AMERICAN AUTO SHOW DEBUT AT THE 2012 LOS ANGELES INTERNATIONAL AUTO SHOW

BMW Will Also Make World Debut of the New BMW X1-based Concept, the BMW Concept K2 Powder Ride

A new BMW i Concept vehicle will make its world debut and the BMW i8 Concept Roadster will make its North American auto show debut at the 2012 Los Angeles International Auto Show on Wednesday, November 28th at the BMW Stand at 3:10 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. PST at the Los Angeles Convention Center (1201 South Figueroa Street) in Los Angeles. The new BMW i Concept and BMW i8 Concept Roadster vehicles are the next generation of vehicles from BMW i, BMW’s brand dedicated to sustainability and future mobility. In addition, BMW will unveil the BMW Concept K2 Powder Ride for cold weather sports enthusiasts.

The new BMW i Concept will join BMW i’s growing lineup of visionary concept vehicles which are purpose-built from the ground up as electric and hybrid electric and constructed primarily from lightweight carbon fiber. The first two vehicles under the BMW i brand, the BMW i3 and BMW i8 will come to market in 2013 and 2014, respectively. The BMW i8 Concept Roadster is an open-top two-seater featuring an athletic design and a sleek, low slung, silver and bright blue exterior. The i8 Concept Roadster operates with extremely low fuel consumption (78 mpg) and emissions output. It is capable of accelerating from 0 to 60 mph in 4.9 seconds on the way to an electronically governed top speed of 155 mph.

Just in time for the 2013 winter season BMW, in partnership with winter sports equipment supplier K2, will make the world debut of the BMW Concept K2 Powder Ride. Designed for cold weather sports enthusiasts the vehicle embodies both the surefooted and responsive driving characteristics of the BMW X1 and comes equipped with roof rails, door sill strips, a snowboard bag, all-weather floor mats, roof mounted Harman Kardon sound system, ambient lighting, and 18" alloy wheels.

The automaker will also feature the newly updated 2013 BMW 7 Series which will set new benchmarks in its class for performance, luxury, efficiency and safety. New features include a selection of fuel-saving strategies like stop/start technology, regenerative braking and a driver selectable “eco” driving mode. The new 7 Series also boasts a revised exterior that include new technologies such as such as available LED headlights. The interior is similarly enhanced with a newly redesigned navigation system offering faster rendering and 3D maps, while i Drive gets a revised menu structure and enhanced voice commands.

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Comments (6)

 BOOGIE_WOOGIE BOOGIE_WOOGIE
Damn near every manufacturer is going electric so your argument has no base.
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November 21, 2012 11:11 am
 Ceramic Rabbit Ceramic Rabbit
And in other news BMW is still trying to convince people that the i brand is actually going to be a thing, eventually, at some time in the future, that has yet to be determined.
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November 21, 2012 3:55 am