Jump to content
Forums Gone... but not forgotten!

Tired of these Ads? Register Today!

  • Welcome to Forever Pontiac

    We are a community of Pontiac enthusiasts. The purpose of our community is to keep alive the Pontiac spirit by sharing (or showing off) our cars, discussing Pontiac, helping each other work on our cars and find information, plus attend various meets/shows/etc... To aid discussion, sharing, event planning and selling of parts/cars/anything, we have various parts of the website to aid this from Forums to an online Garage to Classifieds to even a Document Download Repository. You can find links to these in our navigation above based on what each section helps with (discussion, local events, learning, etc...).

    We invite you to contribute, find help or just view some of our member's amazing cars! Don't forget, we also have great contests from time to time (like our Pontiac of the Month and yearly calendar contest) and our Pontiac This OR That, a fun game where you choose the best of two randomly selected Pontiacs from our online garage.

    We look forward to seeing you around!

Sign in to follow this  
Ringo64

RSS Official: BMW i3 gets official worldwide

Recommended Posts

<p>Filed under: <a href="http://www.autoblog.com/category/crossovers-cuvs/" rel="tag">Crossover</a>, <a /category/hatchbacks/'>href="http://www.autoblog.com/category/hatchbacks/" rel="tag">Hatchback</a>, <a /category/bmw/'>href="http://www.autoblog.com/category/bmw/" rel="tag">BMW</a>, <a /category/electric/'>href="http://www.autoblog.com/category/electric/" rel="tag">Electric</a>, <a /category/luxury/'>href="http://www.autoblog.com/category/luxury/" rel="tag">Luxury</a></p><a /photos/2014-bmw-i3-debuts/#photo-6060660'>href="http://www.autoblog.com/photos/2014-bmw-i3-debuts/#photo-6060660"><img alt="2014 BMW i3" data-asid="15372972" data-mediaid="6060794" src="http://hss-prod.hss.aol.com/hss/storage/adam/62ba5a33c7727140f3b14d9482fd1883/2014-bmw-i3.jpg" /></a><br /><br />Even though we <a /2013/07/15/2014-bmw-i3-review-first-drive/'>href="http://www.autoblog.com/2013/07/15/2014-bmw-i3-review-first-drive/">recently drove</a> a near-production version of the <a href="http://autoblog.com/tag/bmw+i3/">BMW i3</a>, the car still wore light exterior and interior camouflage. Today, <a /bmw'>href="http://www.autoblog.com/bmw">BMW</a> took off that little bit of camo and made a big announcement: The i3 will go on sale in the US for $41,350 in the second quarter of 2014. That does not include any state or federal incentives that could lower the price or the $925 destination fee. The i3 will debut with three trim levels, which BMW is referring to as Worlds: Mega (standard in the US), Giga and Tera.<br /><br />The BMW i3 is chock-full of new technology afforded by its design as an EV from the start of development, which has resulted in a vehicle layout unique to the i3. BMW has named it LifeDrive architecture, and it features the Life Module and the Drive Module. The Life Module is the i3's pillar-less passenger cell, which is the first mass-produced monocoque made of carbon fiber reinforced plastic (CFRP). The tougher-than-steel material is also 30-percent lighter than aluminum, which contributes to the i3's relatively light weight of 2,700 pounds (preliminary US figure) and, in turn, increases its energy efficiency. Expect more of this technology to find its way into future BMWs.<br /><br /><a /photos/2014-bmw-i3-debuts/#photo-6060730'>href="http://www.autoblog.com/photos/2014-bmw-i3-debuts/#photo-6060730"><img class="right border" src="http://www.blogcdn.com/www.autoblog.com/media/2013/07/2014-bmw-i3-interior.jpg" style="margin-top: 4px; margin-bottom: 4px; width: 250px; height: 166px; float: right;" /></a>The Drive Module, a 100-percent aluminum chassis mounted under the Life Module, houses everything that makes the i3 go. It includes the 22-kilowatt, 450-pound lithium ion battery mounted as centrally as possible, and provides power to a rear-mounted electric motor that turns the rear wheels. With 170 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque from zero rpm, the single-gear i3 can accelerate from 0-30 miles per hour in 3.5 seconds and 0-60 mph in about 7.0 seconds, but it has a top speed of only 93 mph. BMW says the i3 has a real-world EV range of 80-100 miles, and the standard charger can fill the battery in three hours. Opt for the SAE DC Combo Fast Charger and 30 minutes is all it takes for a full charge; 20 minutes will bump the battery to 80 percent. For customers who have range anxiety, BMW gives them the option to install a 34-hp, 650cc two-cylinder generator as a range extender for the electric drive system.<br /><br />To read all the details of BMW's newest vehicle, <a href="/2013/07/29/2014-bmw-i3-official-worldwide-launch/#continued">scroll down</a> for the press release. Be sure to take some time to flip through the photo gallery, which shows the i3 in all its glory.<p><a /2013/07/29/2014-bmw-i3-official-worldwide-launch/'>href="http://www.autoblog.com/2013/07/29/2014-bmw-i3-official-worldwide-launch/" rel="bookmark">Continue reading <em>BMW i3 gets official worldwide</em></a></p><p style="padding:5px;background:#ddd;border:1px solid #ccc;clear:both;"><a /2013/07/29/2014-bmw-i3-official-worldwide-launch/'>href="http://www.autoblog.com/2013/07/29/2014-bmw-i3-official-worldwide-launch/">BMW i3 gets official worldwide</a> originally appeared on <a href="http://www.autoblog.com">Autoblog</a> on Mon, 29 Jul 2013 08:30:00 EST. Please see our <a href="http://www.weblogsinc.com/feed-terms/">terms for use of feeds</a>.</p><h6 style="clear: both; padding: 8px 0 0 0; height: 2px; font-size: 1px; border: 0; margin: 0; padding: 0;"></h6><a /2013/07/29/2014-bmw-i3-official-worldwide-launch/'>href="http://www.autoblog.com/2013/07/29/2014-bmw-i3-official-worldwide-launch/" rel="bookmark" title="Permanent link to this entry">Permalink</a>&nbsp;|&nbsp;<a href="http://www.autoblog.com/forward/20678493/" title="Send this entry to a friend via email">Email this</a>&nbsp;|&nbsp;<a /2013/07/29/2014-bmw-i3-official-worldwide-launch/'>href="http://www.autoblog.com/2013/07/29/2014-bmw-i3-official-worldwide-launch/#comments" title="View reader comments on this entry">Comments</a><div class="feedflare">

<a href="http://feeds.autoblog.com/~ff/weblogsinc/autoblog?a=2XdiKvE9HcQ:VEkgSdCXcAQ:wF9xT3WuBAs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/weblogsinc/autoblog?i=2XdiKvE9HcQ:VEkgSdCXcAQ:wF9xT3WuBAs" border="0"></img></a> <a href="http://feeds.autoblog.com/~ff/weblogsinc/autoblog?a=2XdiKvE9HcQ:VEkgSdCXcAQ:V_sGLiPBpWU"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/weblogsinc/autoblog?i=2XdiKvE9HcQ:VEkgSdCXcAQ:V_sGLiPBpWU" border="0"></img></a>

</div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/weblogsinc/autoblog/~4/2XdiKvE9HcQ" height="1" width="1"/>


/>http://feeds.autoblog.com/~r/weblogsinc/autoblog/~3/2XdiKvE9HcQ/

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Tired of these Ads? Register Today!

Ugly

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  

Tired of these Ads? Purchase Enhanced Membership today to remove them!
×

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.