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Old 05-20-2013, 02:27 AM
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BMW UK announces sales network for revolutionary i brand



BMW UK today revealed its network of dealers that will supply and support BMW i, the company’s revolutionary new sub-brand featuring electric drive systems and premium mobility services.

From launch, 46 sales agents across the UK will offer the BMW i range. Each will have specialist technical capabilities allowing them to carry out repairs to the vehicles’ high voltage batteries. A wider service network is planned to offer extended coverage for the general service, maintenance and repair of BMW i vehicles.

Initially, two BMW i cars have been confirmed for production, the fully-electric BMW i3 megacity vehicle and the plug-in hybrid BMW i8 sports car.

The BMW i3 is BMW’s first fully-electric production car and is due to go on sale in the UK in late 2013. Like the i8, the BMW i3 features an all-aluminium chassis combined with a passenger cell made entirely from lightweight carbon fibre reinforced plastic.

BMW Group UK Managing Director, Tim Abbott said customer enquiries about BMW i are already “extremely high” with more than 6000 people registering their interest in the i brand.

“With the announcement of our BMW i retail network we are open for business and taking deposits on the i3 and i8,” he said.

“Our BMW i dealerships are located in the areas of the UK with the highest concentrations of population.”
Potential customers can now register their interest with one of the BMW i agents or online at www.bmw-i.co.uk.

As well as the vehicles themselves, BMW i will encompass a range of premium services for mobility aimed at optimising the use of parking spaces, recharging infrastructure, ‘smart’ navigation systems, intermodal route planning and access to other BMW vehicles on an ‘on-demand’ basis.

BMW is the first premium vehicle manufacturer to offer such a comprehensive ownership package surrounding electric mobility.

“With BMW i, we are offering game-changing technology that will revolutionise the way we move through a completely new driving and ownership experience,” said Abbott.

The BMW Concept i3 is currently on display in the world’s first BMW i showroom on Park Lane, London. In May, the car will feature at the Wentworth BMW PGA Championship and is then due to appear at the Canary Wharf Motorexpo in June.
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The initial BMW i UK sales agents:
* Bavarian
* Berry Chiswick
* Benham Wolverhampton
* BMW Park Lane
* Bowker Preston
* Broad Oak Canterbury
* Chandlers Brighton
* Cooper Croydon
* Cooper Norwich
* Cooper Reading
* Cooper Teesside
* Cooper Tunbridge Wells
* Cotswold Gloucester
* Dick Lovett Bristol
* Eastern Motor Company
* Elms Cambridge
* Fairfield
* Halliwell Jones Warrington
* Harry Fairbairn Glasgow
* Jacksons Jersey
* John Clark Aberdeen
* Knights North Staffs
* Lloyd Carlisle
* Lloyd Newcastle
* North Oxford Garage
* Ocean Plymouth
* Rybrook Warwick
* Sandal Huddersfield
* Scotthall Milton Keynes
* Soper of Lincoln
* Specialist Cars Stevenage
* Stephen James Enfield
* Stratstone Derby
* Stratstone Leeds
* Sycamore Peterborough
* Sytner Birmingham
* Sytner Cardiff
* Sytner Harold Wood
* Sytner High Wycombe
* Sytner Leicester
* Sytner Sheffield
* Vines of Guildford
* Westerly Exeter
* Williams Liverpool
* Williams Manchester
* Wood of Bournemouth
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The closest to us is Williams Liverpool at 83 miles away. That is just at the edge of or just beyond what the i3's real range is going to be.

Closest Renault EV dealer is in Chester. 70.8 Miles. Less traffic too.

Closest Nissan EV dealer is in Abergele. 40.3 Miles.


A Leaf is the only EV I could absolutely drive home from the dealer without en-route charging. There's a public charge point about 10 miles out from our house. Still marginal getting an i3 from Liverpool to there. Zoe would make the 60 miles from Chester to the public charge point in Bangor.
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