Now that the BMW i3 has launched and cars are in the hands of customers, the BMW i3 Facebook Group has had a look back at several of the early renderings for the i3.
The renderings, once the camouflaged prototypes had broken cover, were relatively accurate. After all it’s hard to do ‘swoopy/bendy’ with a basic two-box shape. The renderings, however, didn’t always anticipate the door configuration of the production car, which, thanks to the stiffness of the passenger cell, does not require a B-pillar.
However, prior to the prototype i3s breaking cover, a number of renderings existed for what appeared to be a modern interpretation of a BMW Isetta. And we reported on some ‘mysterious’ going ons around the Isetta name in 2010 (http://www.bmwblog.com/2010/