Oliver Walter, Head of Product Management BMW i3, and Jacob Harb, Head of EV Operation and Strategy BMWNA, talk about the all new BMW i3.
BMW’s first electric vehicle made its world debut last week and in the U.S. it will go on sale in the second quarter of 2014.
The BMW i3 features a large number of technological innovations – such as a carbon-fibre passenger cell and a chassis made of aluminum – and sets new standards in the field of lightweight construction. With a curb weight of 1,195 kg, it is lighter than most vehicles in the compact segment, yet offers significantly more space for up to four occupants.
The car’s electric drive-train generates output of 125 kW/170 hp and peak torque of 250 Newton metres, which is immediately available from a standing start. The BMW i3 sprints from 0 to 60 km/h in 3.7 seconds and from 0 to 100 km/h in 7.2 seconds. Its top speed is limited to 150 km/h for efficiencyBMW i3 New Videos reasons.