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BMW i3 in exclusive Solar Orange metallic paint

by Tim Jones on April 24, 2013 at 10:50:00 AM

Spotted in Solar Orange metallic paint the all electric BMW i3 goes on sale in Europe in July with production vehicles hitting Euro showrooms in October. US customers will have to wait until 2014. Converted Euro pricing puts the starting price around $53,500.

First pictures of the BMW i3 production line

by Tim Jones on April 23, 2013 at 06:48:00 PM
First pictures of the BMW i3 production line

We have the first pictures of the BMW i3 production line in Leipzig. With full production starting in August the finish touches and testing are in the works. The i3 arrives in European dealerships in October, US buyers will be forced to wait until early 2014 for their i3s.

BMW i3 on sale July starting around $53,500

by Tim Jones on April 18, 2013 at 07:19:00 PM
BMW i3 on sale July starting around $53,500

The all electric BMW i3 will go on sale in Europe in July with a starting price of roughly $53,500 USD. The range extender version with a 650cc electric generator starts around $58,000 USD. Production i3 arrive in dealership in October.

BMW i8 Inches Closer to Production

by Tim Jones on December 12, 2012 at 02:00:00 PM
BMW i8 Inches Closer to Production

This prototype reveals some new details never seen before and shows that the development is well underway for a debut in 2013. For the first time the i8 is sporting the BMW Hoffmeister kink at the rear and.....

BMW i3 EV: What will it cost?

by Bimmerfest.com Member - on November 29, 2012 at 11:23:28 AM

"They" keep saying it will come out in 2013, so let's assume it's a 2014 model year, and that it comes out in 3Q 2013... that's still only 1.3 years from now, and still no indication of price? The i8 gets more price talk. I'm really considering a Tesla, but it's as big as a 5-series (which we already have), and expensive (base model is $50K + 1.5 sunroof + 1.5 leather + 1.5 jumpseats)... AFTER a $7500...

At a press conference with San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee, BMW Group Member of the Board Dr. Ian Robertson today announced the upcoming launch of ParkNow, an innovative mobile parking solution that is a joint venture with Urban Mobility, and provided new details about DriveNow, a unique premium car-sharing service which features a fleet of BMW ActiveE all-electric vehicles. San Francisco serves as the initial U.S. market for...

BMW i8 is 2012 Concept Vehicle of the Year

by Tim Jones on July 12, 2012 at 03:58:02 PM
BMW i8 is 2012 Concept Vehicle of the Year

BMW takes the 2012 Concept Car of the Year Award with its i8 Concept Spyder. This award marks BMW's fourth competition as a category finalist and the brand's second visit to the awards podium at the eleventh annual North American Concept Vehicle of the Year Awards announced today. The Concept Car category recognizes those vehicles where passenger carrying is the primary intent. The awards recognize...

See What Some ELECTRONAUTS Have to Say About Their BMW

by Tim Jones on June 30, 2012 at 04:53:29 PM
See What Some ELECTRONAUTS Have to Say About Their BMW

The BMW ActiveE drivers, our BMW Electronauts, have officially begun their journeys into the future of mobility. Now, with the launch of the "Electronauts" series, BMW i gives you a firsthand look into the BMW ActiveE Field Trial and the EV lifestyle. You'll meet a group of ActiveE drivers and hear stories about how going electric has changed their lives.

More details about the Megacity

by Bimmerfest.com Member - on January 26, 2011 at 12:40:01 PM

BMW released a few more details about the MegaCity electric car. They are showing up in several on-line articles. To go on sale in 2013 Rear-drive 50/50 weight balance. About the size of a VW Golf. It won't be cheap. It won't be sold as a BMW. Batteries and drive components are mounted on an aluminium subframe. Carbon fiber passenger cell mounts on top of this. Weight to be about the same as a conventional steel car. ...










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