: Sub Brand BMW i3 Spied Winter Testing

03-08-2011, 01:31 PM

BMW took its new sub brand "BMW i" test mules out in Sweden for cold weather testing. The BMW i3 is the baby BMW of the 'i' brand. Designed for "mega city" (cities with 10M+ populations) dwellers and is 100% battery powered unlike the hybrid i8.

It looks like an elongated smart car to me and there is something distinctly animal like about the 'face' of the car. What animal does it look like? I just can't place it.

Sustainable Mobility for the Metropolis
In megacities around the world a need has arisen for a new kind of sustainable personal mobility that works on many levels: it has to have minimal environmental impact, both on the city's streets and on the planet itself. It has to deliver an effortless and comfortable driving experience. And it has to intelligently integrate personal mobility within the wider public transport system. The BMW i3 has been created from scratch with all these needs in mind. Whatever questions the megacity may ask, this electric car always has an intelligent, sustainable, beautifully designed answer.

Advanced, Lightweight Construction
The BMW i3 integrates the newly developed drive components into a completely new vehicle architecture. Lightweight construction throughout the car and innovative use of CFRP (Carbon Fiber Reinforced Plastic) bring benefits to everyone.

Interior Design Freedom
The BMW i3 boasts significantly more interior space for its size. The LifeDrive concept also enables the integration of new functionalities and is far less restrictive in terms of vehicle layout. This design freedom allows the interior of the BMW i3 to be inspiring shaped and sculpted for the demands of urban mobility. Intelligent and intuitive displays, driver assistance systems and location based services making city traveling convenient, streamlined and effortless.

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03-08-2011, 06:04 PM

03-14-2011, 12:27 PM
Like a pint size 1st generation Fiat Multipa.

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03-31-2011, 02:56 AM
Interesting rims.