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Old 04-05-2013, 06:46 PM
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Well I hope BMW decides to bring it to the US. I always like to have options. At the moment I am considering the i3, Active Tourer concept, or the 328d. I'm unsure if the 2 series will be offered in diesel format. I want a gas friendly daily driver.

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Old 04-19-2013, 07:31 AM
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The i3 will start at $53,500 USD when converted from UK pricing. That is of course before any subsidies or credits.

Read more details here -> http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=690596
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Old 05-06-2013, 08:21 PM
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A hint on pricing from Autoblog... http://www.autoblog.com/2013/05/06/b...around-40-000/

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Old 05-07-2013, 05:58 AM
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A hint on pricing from Autoblog... http://www.autoblog.com/2013/05/06/b...around-40-000/

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You beat me to the post! Also at http://www.autonews.com/apps/pbcs.dl...#axzz2SYWfDtCI

Yes, the Autoblog source puts the price at $40,000 USD, not euro or GBP, and that is said to be before the $7500 tax credit. So there is cause for optimism, but don't get too optimistic: having done 2 euro deliveries where I customized options I know how quickly they add up. As I said upstream, hopefully it comes well-equipped, but if you have to shell out for seats, automatic, power seat/windows (hey: everything is a drain on the battery, so crank windows are a real possibility), it could be mid $40s in no time. The range extender will be the priciest option.

Anyway, stay tuned.
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Old 05-07-2013, 06:56 AM
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You beat me to the post!
My apologies. Just excited to share some more info. You are right devil is in the details as to what is included and what is not. Let's await the next leak of info and hope ED is an option.

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Old 05-08-2013, 03:33 AM
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ED in an EV???? There is a good charging network in Munch and the surrounding area. Many of the chargers are 22kW 3-phase AC.

I haven't seen any detailing information on the i3's charging capability. If the i3 could accept 3phase AC, it should charge fairly quickly.

At the moment the Renault Zoe is the only production car that for certain has an on-board AC rapid charger.
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Old 05-08-2013, 06:54 AM
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I would be game for ED in an EV. Unfortunately I think my timing will be a bit off as I will be looking to make a purchase by close this time next yr, and I have a feeling even if ED is an option for the i3 it would come out of dealer allocation and not eligible for a great deal. Which is why I am anxiously awaiting more details.

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Old 05-11-2013, 07:42 AM
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I'm also hoping for an ED, flexible dates, but realize the trip would be much more geographically constrained given my opposition to the range-extender option.

Reading the fine print in the BMWCCA magazine (page detailing club member rebate), I see there is presently an exclusion for active-E purchases, so I'm hoping that won't happen with i3. I'm counting on every credit, especially ED, to bring i3 into my price range.
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Pricing Update

Production i3 goes live on BMW UK website at the end of July.

First UK deliveries will be 16 November.


The base UK car will be at a high standard trim. Sounds like it will be similar what is normally found on a base model in the US. Base model BMWs in the UK are stripped compared to what comes standard in the US.

Options will be bundled in 4 packages. There will be few or no options ala-cart.




Price will be 32000 to 35000 before the 5000 plug in car grant. PCP (~ US lease) payments will be around 350 per month.
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Old 06-12-2013, 10:21 PM
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100,000 reservations according to Autoblog and Automotive news Europe... http://green.autoblog.com/2013/06/12.../#aol-comments

Come on BMW release pricing for the US please.

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100,000 reservations according to


100,000 potential requests for Test-Drives world-wide are not reservations for purchase.

I paid Renault for my all but useless reservation slot.


The BMW-i store in London has taken a few deposits.
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Old 06-13-2013, 04:38 PM
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100,000 potential requests for Test-Drives world-wide are not reservations for purchase.

I paid Renault for my all but useless reservation slot.


The BMW-i store in London has taken a few deposits.
Very true which is why I tried to note the difference. I'm awaiting some firmer cost figures before I dive in.

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Old 07-22-2013, 07:37 AM
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http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=710396

We now have the answer. Within the range that I thought it would be. I have signed up for more information (I want to know standard features and cost of options) and a test drive.

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Yup: $42K

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=710396

I ended up losing patience and buying a fisker karma, but still looking at this as a second vehicle. If that price holds it should do well with the $7500 federal credit. Look forward to seeing the invoice price sheet when it leaks.

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