BMW i3 available on order late July from 35,000 GBP - report

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

Range-extending model to start from 38,000 GBP

The BMW i3 will be available on order starting the end of July, according to a new report.

From that moment on clients will have the possibility of ordering the electric i3 from approximately 35,000 GBP (40,800 EUR or 53,300 USD), while the range-extender variant will cost 38,000 GBP (44,300 EUR or 57,800 USD). Deliveries are expected to start towards the end of October, following a public reveal set for September in Frankfurt.

The electric variant will offer a range between 80 miles (129 km) and 100 miles (161 km), while the range-extending model will travel for up to 186 miles (300 km). The latter is likely to use a two-cylinder gasoline engine borrowed from BMW's Motorrad (motorcycle) division.

As previously reported, i3 buyers will have the chance of renting a conventional-powered BMW for several days a year for free or at discounted prices.

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SouthAfrica SouthAfrica
Dear BMW, if this electric venture blows up on your face....I hate to see the damage. But that being said, am sure that you have made some quality products here ( audi will be following you very very soon I promise you). That being said...if I were BMW i'd buy fisker and see if theres knowledge benefit that could result in fisker turned into a rolls royce of electric cars. I'd buy fisker instantly.
Apr 21st, 2013 6:17am
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Reshdiu Reshdiu
there are other hybrid / electric vehicles out there - for much less money - this is BMW, and as one of the worlds best driving machines, there will always be a premium to pay - it doesnt look like a super sexy vehicle - but - one thing I am sure, it will be fit for purpose, excellent driving dynamics, minimal emissions, and will turn heads for many years to come - well done BMW - look forward taking delivery of mine later this year.
Apr 19th, 2013 6:44pm
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The tech going into this car is cutting edge. The material they are using for the structure of the car is second to none when it comes to safety and strength. How in the blue blazers are people expecting this car to be cheap is beyond me. BMW are targetting a select few with the i range. This is NOT a mass market mini.
Apr 19th, 2013 6:17pm
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Amgforlife Amgforlife
Dont like iit. Sorry
Apr 19th, 2013 12:31pm
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bavorak bavorak
I don't like the looks either but I very much support BMW taking this difficult path. And the i8 will look awesome, drive awesome even though it will be extremely expensive, but I can't wait for it to come out
Apr 19th, 2013 12:58pm
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Thats because the i range is not being pitched to the average joe on the street. This is suppose to showcase BMW's engineering expertise in what one might call "effecient motoring" or "going green" as some would call it. The partnership with Toyota is a clever move. Toyota is one of the leaders in hybrid tech and that is a huge resource bin for the i range.
Apr 19th, 2013 6:22pm
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hunker7 hunker7
£38k. They must be having a laugh. For that kinda money I can get a diesel and fuel it for couple of years. Don't really care about effort tbh.
Apr 19th, 2013 10:34am
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mlhj83 mlhj83
BMW aren't being silly with the pricing. It's completely new technology, and cutting edge technology costs money. No other manufacturer is making a hybrid/electric vehicle with a carbon fibre monocoque. BMW aren't targeting people on a tight budget with the i range. £38k is very reasonable for a car made out of carbon fibre. When was the last carbon fibre monocoque car that costs under £150k? Technology needs to move forward, we can't all live in the past.
Apr 19th, 2013 1:34pm
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Didn't you know?? Talking sense is not warranted when it comes to these discussions. Carbon Fibre monocoques and cutting edge electric/hybrid technology must be cheap enough to sell in north african countries. I strongly suggest you retract your comment *obvious sarcasm*
Apr 19th, 2013 6:15pm
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CDspeed CDspeed
It's going to be a fantastic car, there is a lot of effort in this car and BMW knows it's vital to get it right. Also I've been informed they aren't supposed to hit the US until January.
Apr 19th, 2013 3:55am
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JoshCharlesForrest JoshCharlesForrest
I know it's expensive but it's taken BMW a LOT of money and time to make these, I really admire them for going for it. I cant wait to see one on the road, a real nod towards the future.
Apr 19th, 2013 2:08am
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DavidFlynn DavidFlynn
57,800 USD ;D I'll take 2!
Apr 19th, 2013 1:21am
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