2014 BMW i3 leaks to the web

 2014 BMW i3 leaks to the web
2014 BMW i3 leaked photo 23.7.2013

Debuts on July 29th

The first pictures of the 2014 BMW i3 have leaked to the web, ahead of its debut on July 29th.

Looking instantly recognizable, the production model closely echoes the concept but adopts a new front bumper with revised head- and fog lights. The translucent doors have also been jettisoned for more conventional units that open rearward to improve access to the second row of seats.

Speaking of the cabin, it has a bold design which uses angular lines and unique materials. Notable highlights include a two-spoke steering wheel, metallic trim and freestanding iDrive and instrument cluster displays. There's also metallic accents and optional wood trim.

The entry-level model has a 22 kWh lithium-ion battery and an electric motor that develops 170 HP (125 kW) and 250 Nm (184 lb-ft) of torque. It enables the hatchback to accelerate from 0-100 km/h in 7.2 seconds, hit a limited top speed of 150 km/h (93 mph) and travel approximately 130 to 160 km (81 to 99 miles) on a single charge.

The range-extending variant has a similar setup but is equipped with a two-cylinder 650cc engine that acts a generator. It allows the model to travel up to 300 km (180 miles) before needing to be recharged or refueled.

The 2014 BMW i3 will be priced from €34,950 in Germany, £25,680 (after a £5,000 government grant) in the U.K. and $41,350 - excluding a $925 destination & handling fee - in the United States.

Source: Autoblog.nl
Published Jul 23, 2013 3:40 pm By Michael Gauthier

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This facelift looks much better: http://i41.tinypic.com/2qicjkm.jpg
Jul 29, 2013 5:53 am
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Ceramic Rabbit
Wow that interior looks incredible, it looks like a concept car interior!
Jul 25, 2013 6:36 pm
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With Tesla and now BMW pointing the way to EV tech the world should follow. Prices will improve just like the Plasma TV and first micro waves. The electric infrastructure is everywhere just add a plug. No more gas, oil changes or other expensive maintenance. With the money you save not buying gas you can fly to farther destinations. I like the small motorcycle engine idea as that would really be inexpensive to maintain. My next car with be an EV maybe this i3 if the purchase price stays below $50000.
Jul 25, 2013 1:47 pm
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Should look good in the metal
Jul 25, 2013 5:08 am
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Its an excellent design, it's very modern I like that BMW kept it close to the concept car.
Jul 24, 2013 8:04 am
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pioneers of the design. great design.
Jul 24, 2013 3:49 am
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electric cars will not conquer unless they are fully recharged in minutes; like refueling traditional cars at the gas stations
Jul 24, 2013 3:39 am
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They will.
Jul 24, 2013 8:06 am
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in the near 100 years
Jul 24, 2013 8:28 am
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No between 5 and 15 years, Tesla is already working on a 5 minute charge and so are many other companies and universities.
Jul 24, 2013 9:19 am
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CDspeed. If you give them the facts, they will still argue against it. Cutting edge technology gets optimized and more effecient with time. These people are smart, they are already working on quick charging solutions. Yet again the crow population will see huge number drops when quick charging solutions are made available for electric cars.
Jul 24, 2013 1:20 pm
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A VW Polo blue motion diesel will do much better then that
Jul 23, 2013 7:27 pm
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The VW Polo isn't in the early electric car category either.
Jul 23, 2013 8:29 pm
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@Prestige: Wow, the general human population IQ just dropped by a point with that comment. This is an electric car lol *facepalm*
Jul 24, 2013 6:58 am
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Congrats bmw for taking the risk with this...only time will tell if u have a prius or an audi a2 in terms of legacy. It looks better than I thought with more angular front head lamps the silver one looks almost sporty.
Jul 23, 2013 6:47 pm
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No thanks!
Jul 23, 2013 6:23 pm
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Congrats BMW, great job! Pricey but sure to be a winner.
Jul 23, 2013 6:08 pm
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