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BMW is planning to introduce a special edition of the new i3, which will be named the Electronaut Edition and it will be officially introduced in the second quarter of next year.

The brand new BMW i3 Electronaut Edition was hinted by the BMW north America’s boss of Electric Vehicle Operations and Strategy, Jacob Harb, during a meeting with the ActiveE owners, which are also known as Electronauts. According to the company’s official, the limited edition version will receive special equipment which will be unique to it and it will also get an exclusive paint combination, possible with the BMW i Blue accents on its body.

We’re not sure if BMW will upgrade or even replace the electric motor or the 22 kWh lithium-ion battery, but we know that, in the standard car, this is generating 170 HP (125 kW) and 250 Nm (184 lb-ft) of torque. This is enough for a 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) sprint made in 7.2 seconds and a top speed of 150 km/h (93 mph). The car can travel for 130 km – 160 km (81 miles – 99 miles) on a single charge. The BMW i3 Electronaut Edition will be launched in the U.S. in the second quarter of 2014.

Source: ActiveE Mobility