2012 BMW i3 Concept review and pictures

Posted on Monday, 18 June 2012 , 12:06:02 byEmil

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BMW i3 Concept

Bavarian carmaker BMW managed to develop a new model, a new luxury version of the i3 Concept. The reason for all this trouble is the celebration for the opening of the first BMW I Store in London. The concept now features a cabin lathered in premium wood, natural fibers and also leather. All new features combine perfectly with sustainability. To be more precise, the wood trim was carved from Eucalyptus trees harvested in Europe and the leather was colored using a special olive tree and not aggressive chemical substances like the rest of its models are made.

Also, inside the cabin the German carmaker BMW offered bench seats in the front and in the rear. This helps the driver in tight city parking situations. Three displays for vehicle information are available to ease the job of the driver. The new model also features different entertainment options and climate control. Its design does away with the need of a center console, or at least this is what BMW specialists say. The electric motor that powers the car is capable of developing 170 horsepower and 170 lb. ft. of torque. This output enables the car to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in less than eight seconds. Of course part of the credit goes to the single-speed transmission. The new BMW i3 Concept is capable of reaching a top speed of 93 mph. The lithium-ion batteries can be charged in approximately six hours using a standard socket. Using a quick charger, the time can be reduced to one hour. The concept has a range of around 80 to 100 miles. Everything depends on how much the driver uses it.