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.
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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.