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BMW i3 production fully revealed in patent drawings

 BMW i3 production fully revealed in patent drawings
BMW i3 production version leaked in patent drawing 29.06.2013 / automobile-magazine.fr

Remains true to the concept

After seeing the BMW i3 production version yesterday wearing minimal camouflage, today we bring fully revealing patent drawings.

BMW has decided to keep the car's looks pretty close to the concept revealed in 2011 at the Frankfurt Motor Show. The first major difference is the absence of see-through door panels, while the front doors have been moved further back which has significantly reduced the size of the rear doors. In addition, the bumpers, head/taillights and mirrors look more down to earth now.

BMW will sell the i3 as a full electric model and with a range-extending engine. The former will pack a rear-mounted electric motor generating 170 bhp (127 kW) and 249 Nm (184 lb-ft) which should provide a range between 130 km (88 miles) to 160 km (99 miles). The range-extending model will have a 0.65-liter, two-cylinder motorcycle engine and should travel for up to 220 km (136 miles) before running out of juice. These are official figures as they have been revealed by head of product management at BMW i division Maximilian Kellner.

It will reportedly be available on order next month from a starting price of about 35,000 GBP (40,800 EUR / 53,300 USD) for the EV and 38,000 GBP (44,300 EUR / 57,800 USD) for the range-extender.

More photos are available at the source link below.

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Comments (23)

 Han Solo Han Solo
Oh!! My!! God!!...that is ugly...
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July 1, 2013 2:23 am
 Dude von Dudenstein Dude von Dudenstein
I could've drawn something much better looking than this... Why can't small electric cars have a decent looking exterior?!
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June 30, 2013 11:12 am
 Rogue007 Rogue007
I appreciate that BMW developed an electrical car and all the ideas which are inside. But this car has an ugly design-finish (not the design in general) and unfortunately if the sales are going to be bad they will blame the engine.
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June 30, 2013 7:58 am
 peterjames7 peterjames7
Never been sold on the styling of this if your going to set up a new brand then give it its own face styling not standard bmw face with a salvador dali painting for the rest. If it had a replaceable battery like a tesla that would be something
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June 30, 2013 5:44 am
 Gile Gile
I find 10 years old Audi A2 better looking than this
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June 30, 2013 5:41 am
 peterg peterg
How is it full electric? When you can get a range extending petrol motor....
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June 29, 2013 12:44 pm
 peterg peterg
That's only ugly car, makes some of the new Hondas look amazing
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June 29, 2013 12:42 pm
 hunker7 hunker7
Side windows are ugly
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June 29, 2013 10:44 am
 GRAVE GRAVE
Forget about evrrything, whats with the side rear window? Looks like it is melted
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June 29, 2013 10:38 am
 pzigly pzigly
They should have put this setup in a 1series to save on startup costs. This thing looks ugly and way too expensive. Also I wouldn't ever consider a car that uses your knees as a crumple zone in an accident.
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June 29, 2013 4:58 am