BMW i3 production version confirmed for Frankfurt Motor Show in September

BMW i3 official spy photo 26.2.2013
BMW i3 official spy photo 26.2.2013

Hundreds of orders already received

BMW has announced the production version of the i3 will be shown for the first time in September at the Frankfurt Motor Show.

Scheduled to go on sale before the end of the year in Europe, U.S. and China, the BMW i3 will be available right from the start with a range-extending engine. It should allow the car to provide a range of up to 186 miles (300 km), while only on electric power the car will do between 80 miles (129 km) and 100 miles (161 km). It is believed the range-extender is a two-cylinder gasoline power unit borrowed from the company's Motorrad (motorcycle) division.

BMW declared during the Geneva Motor Show earlier this month buyers of the i3 will have the possibility of renting a conventional-powered BMW when they have to take trips longer than the car's range. However, they didn't say anything about pricing but chances are some discounts will be available for a defined number of days.

The 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show will kick off on September 10 for the press and on 14 for the public.

Source: autoweek.com

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@1insider: I don't appreciate being labelled a fanboy. Take that kindergarten crap elsewhere. We are adults here. Yes BMW is the number 1 premium brand worldwide. They are in that position for a reason. Come back with a more informed response to my comment because you come across as someone who's feeling is hurt. Either that or you're a 12year old sitting on your daddy's computer.
Apr 19th, 2013 6:26pm
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CReeds CReeds
Please, no.
Mar 21st, 2013 12:32am
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_xxmanoxx_ _xxmanoxx_
Sure, hundreds of orders by their own car sharing company. The i3 won't sell better than any other electric cars like the iMieV or the Ampera...
Mar 20th, 2013 8:30pm
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1nsider 1nsider
wow. fail. big fail.
Mar 20th, 2013 6:20pm
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Yep. Big fail from the number 1 premium brand in the world. I guess being number 1 is the new fail.
Mar 20th, 2013 11:43pm
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1nsider 1nsider
number one premium brand? pff. make some room for the competition. even brain dead fanboys like yourself can only stay loyal to this fugliness for so long...
Mar 21st, 2013 9:50pm
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