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January 24, 2013

Discover the BMW i3 and the i8


The new BMW i3 Concept and i8 Concept Roadster vehicles are the next generation of vehicles from BMW.

Discover the latest BMW visionary concept, that has been built from the ground up by the BMW design team. The i Concept will feature an almost complete lightweight carbon fiber construction that contributes to its efficient propulsion system. Both vehicles feature simple, smooth and purposeful lines, which promote efficiency and performance as well as avant-garde laser lighting technology combined with lots of transparency, thanks to amajor incorporation of plexiglass panels.

The BMW i3 Concept is purely driven by electric power and purpose-built to meet the demands of sustainable and emission-free mobility. The two-doori3 is powered by a 170-horsepower electric motor that’s mounted in the rear, crossesthe 0 to 60km/h in4 seconds and 0 to 100 km/h in less than 8 seconds. The battery provides driving autonomy up to 160 km (100 miles) before requiring charging. More over, the battery can be replenished to 80% charge within less than 30 minutes. The BMW i3 Concept is a joy to drive.

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The BMW i8 Concept Roadster is the most progressive and innovative sports car of its time. The innovative plug-in hybrid concept combines the modified electric drive system from the BMW i3 Concept with a three-cylinder combustion engine producing 164 kW/220 hp and 300 Nm (221 lb./ft.) at the rear. This concept is extremely fuel-efficient and gets 3 L/100 km with a low emissions output. BMW shows that electric vehicles don’t have to be boring. The BMW i8 is capable of accelerating from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.9 seconds and has a gentleman’s agreement limited top speed of 250 km/h. The BMW i8 Concept Roadster is an open-top two-seater featuring an athletic design and a sleek, low slung, silver and bright blue exterior. The new BMW i8 delivers unbeatable performance and excellent driving dynamics.

 The first two vehicles under the BMW i brand, the BMW i3 and BMW i8 will come to market in 2013 and 2014, respectively.

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