BMW i3 fares well in a side crash

BMW i | October 24th, 2014 by 10
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An Oklahoma City resident and owner of a BMW i3 was involved in a car crash during the 3 Day Extended Drive program offered by …

An Oklahoma City resident and owner of a BMW i3 was involved in a car crash during the 3 Day Extended Drive program offered by dealerships.

The customer was driving with their child in the passenger rear seat when they were were hit broadside at about 45 mph without injuries. The i3 looks to have fared well and needed new doors and the right side carbon panel. There is also some front suspension damage.

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The high voltage deactivated as designed by the engineers when the pyrotechnic 12 bolt battery separated upon impact.

According to the dealership, the customer was impressed with the safety of the BMW i3 and he ordered their very own i3.

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The images below give us a closer look at the damages and also the repair needed, reminding us of the BMW i3 we’ve seen at the BMW Repair Center earlier this year.

10 responses to “BMW i3 fares well in a side crash”

  1. jason bourne says:

    Very impressive… The damage looks to be relatively minimal, considering the impact was at 45 mph.

  2. danwat1234 says:

    45MPH verified? What did the other car look like?

  3. RussB says:

    Not a chance that this was a 45mph side impact. Besides the front passenger door, none of the glass is broken!
    It’s a miracle!
    C’mon, man!

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