BMW i3 makes Australian debut image

BMW has recently introduced the new i3 in Australia, in a local premiere, where the model will hit the market in either late 2014 or early 2015.

The BMW i3 has been already unveiled, in a world premiere, during the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show, a few weeks ago, and now the model is being placed into the spotlights once again, this time with the company making its Australian debut. According to the local automotive media, the new BMW i3 is expected to arrive at Australian dealerships in late 2014 or early 2014 and its price should stand somewhere between 50,000 and 70,000 AUD.

Power to the BMW i3 will be provided by the same assembly found on the model in other markets, the electric motor, which is good for 170 HP (125 kW) and 250 Nm (184 lb-ft) of torque, mated to a single-speed transmission and transferring power to the rear-wheel drive. There is also a range extender, in the shape of a 650cc two-cylinder petrol engine, providing an extra 34 HP. The petrol burner sits next to the electric motor, above the rear axle, so the luggage capacity isn’t affected by it. You can find out more on the BMW i3 by clicking this link.