Published June 28, 2012
By Jeff Cobb
BMW’s pending all-electric i3 city car will reportedly sell for between 35,000-40,000 euros ($43,460-$49,670) when it goes on sale in 2014.
According to the German (language) magazine Automobilwoche the price was divulged by a source close to BMW and this fits previous reported estimates for the pending green car which is now being showcased on a tour along with its sportier i8 which will cost over 100,000 euros.
The rear-wheel-drive i3 is a four-seater with good space utilization for a small car, and powered by a lithium-ion battery supplying energy to an electric motor supplying 170 horsepower and 184 pound-feet torque.
The estimated range is somewhere between 85-100 miles and sprints to 62 mph are said to be accomplished in under eight seconds.
It will also be offered with an optional range extender a la Chevy Volt, and that version will be called the REx.
Automobilwoche via BMW Blog