BMW recently released official details of its upcoming i3 electric car, but no images of the production version had yet been seen. However, thanks to Autoblog.nl, some images have leaked onto the Internet ahead of the car’s debut early next week.
The main styling differences between the production and concept versions is a new front bumper and revised headlights and fog lights. Inside there’s a two-spoke steering wheel and metallic accents for a futuristic look.
This new full EV will get its power from a rear-mounted electric motor that generates 125 kW and 250 N.m of torque. This motor helps the i3 go from zero to 100 km/h in 7,2 seconds. It has a limited top speed of 150 km/h. Thanks to the 22 kWh lithium-ion battery pack, there is a range of 130 to 160 km in everyday driving.
For those who need to travel further than 160 km, there is an i3 with a range-extending engine. This model comes fitted with a 25 kW two-cylinder 650 dm3 petrol engine that is housed above the rear axle. This extends the range to 300 km.