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BMW i3 in multiple colors at 2013 Frankfurt Auto Show

Auto Shows | September 9th, 2013 by 6
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BMW i sub-brand is the center of things at the BMW stand at the 2013 Frankfurt Auto Show. Along with the BMW i8 world debut …

BMW i sub-brand is the center of things at the BMW stand at the 2013 Frankfurt Auto Show. Along with the BMW i8 world debut scheduled for tomorrow, the BMW i3 electric vehicle takes the stage as well.

To impress its visitors, as well as the press and potential customers, BMW has setup a suspended track which is 280 meters long and runs parallel to the main visitor area. Two cars can run in parallel if needed, nearly 50cm away from each other. BMW is offering i3 rides on the track and they have proven to be quite fun.

To show how serious the company is about their “i” cars, an entire fleet of BMW i3 models are being displayed, showing the premium electric vehicle in all the possible color combinations.

BMW i3 in multiple colors at 2013 Frankfurt Auto Show

The BMW i3 is available in Ionic Silver, Arravani Grey, Laurel Grey, Andesite Silver, Solar Orange and Capparis White.

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 efficiency reasons.

The BMW i3 will go on sale in the US market in the second quarter of 2014, and starts with a base MSRP of $41,350, before any federal or state incentives, and before Destination & Handling fee (currently $925).

Enjoy the photo gallery below:

  • CDspeed

    Which silver metallic is a true silver, I’m asking because most pics I’ve seen look silver/blue or silver/beige? My current BMW is Titanium Silver metallic and I’d like to know which silver on the i3 is similar to titanium silver, is it Ionic Silver or Andesite Silver?

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  • ecoangel

    I find the color i3 schemes very restrictive. You can have any bonnet color as long as it’s black – which as a design idea and bmw cost saving is ok. But why so many shades of grey (if you think about white and silver being mono). The standard grey front looks too bulbous because the contrast driving light strips almost disappear. Then if you want a bright color all you get is Solar Orange – that’s ok but to spec it costs £530 in UK and then you have to upgrade the interior because BMW won’t do a nice standard one without blue seat stripes – total cost of orange is really £1530 to £2530 !

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