2018-2019 BMW i3 electric car with great pomp went into mass production. The German company has arranged a presentation of new items at the same time in New York, Beijing and London. A bold concept with a lot of innovation has become a reality, and soon the car will appear on the roads worldwide. Brand 2018-2019 BMW driving pleasure now with zero emissions. Distance running in the electric vehicle is ample, but some want more, so the manufacturer has provided a special modification of a gasoline engine-generator.
First of all, the new 2018-2019 BMW i3 – the inhabitant of the urban jungle. Compact dimensions with a length of 3999 mm, width 1775 mm and height of 1578 millimeters facilitate operation. The appearance will not leave anyone indifferent, too unusual until the Bavarian car traffic in general. Hatchback painted in six different colors, but in any event will be attended by black accents (hood, roof, tailgate and bumper partially).
For visual appeal hiding innovation. Easy electric achieved a unique architecture with a body of carbon fiber and aluminum chassis. Curb weight of 1195 kilograms, with an equal (50/50) weight distribution between axles and the low center of gravity.
Engines and characteristics i3
The electric motor that generates power of 170 horsepower and a torque of 250 Nm, drives the wheels of the rear axle. Cruising range of 130-160 kilometers in enough to travel around the city and not only, but in the mode ECO PRO range increases to 20 kilometers, and in the mode of excess economical driving ECO PRO + charge will last for a total of 200 kilometers.
2018-2019 BMW i3 is also available with additional petrol engine working as a generator. ICE volume of 650 cc two-cylinder engine developing 34 horsepower electric motor is installed near the rear axle and is powered by a modest 9-liter gas tank, located in the front of the car.
As a result, the range of stroke is increased by another 100 kilometers to 300. From zero to hundred kilometers per hour electric hatchback accelerates in 7.2 seconds from zero to 60 in just 3.7, but to outdo other road somewhere on autobahn not will mean limited at around 150 km / h top speed. Car rides on narrow tires with low rolling resistance dimension 155 / 70R19, 20-inch wheels are available as an option.
The charging time of lithium ion batteries will vary depending on the source, for example, by a device 2018-2019 BMW i Wallbox process takes about 6 hours. If you use a public charging station fast, then 30 minutes to reach the 80 per cent level.
Access to the cabin is through wide door swings open without the usual central pillar. The absence of a central tunnel ensures space for the legs, and folding rear seat backrest increases the volume of the luggage compartment of up to 1100 liters. Transmission management is focused on the steering wheel. Standard equipment is the electric vehicle media system IDrive with 8.8-inch display and a SIM-card. Right from a smartphone owner can control the charging process, preset the climate control or navigation program.
In the US, 2018-2019 BMW i3 will cost 41 350 dollars, the version with the motor-generator and extended range travel is 45200. In Germany, electric price starts at 34,950 euros. The initial price of 30680 pounds sterling in the UK will decrease by 5000 due to a government grant, which is intended for local buyers all electric cars.