BMW i3 to cost around $40,000 image

The German based automaker BMW is planning to offer the final production version of the i3 hatchback for approximately 40,000 USD, once the model will reach the market later on this year.

The upcoming BMW i3 hatchback, in its final production version, will become available to its future customers in the United States for approximately 40,000 USD, which is similar to the price of a well-equipped 3-Series sedan. The announcement has been made by the CEO of BMW North America, Ludwig Willisch. The new BMW i3 will qualify for the 7,500 USD tax credit from the US federal government.

Additional details on the final production version of the BMW i3 are limited for the moment, but as a quick reminder, the i3 Coupe concept, which was unveiled back in late 2012, during the Los Angeles Auto Show, came with a different front fascia, with restyled doors and a new rear end. The BMW i3 Coupe concept was powered by an electric motor, which was producing a total output of 170 HP (125 kW) and 250 Nm of torque (184 lb-ft). The total range of the model stood at 100 miles (160 km). Additional details on the final production of the BMW i3 will probably be released close to its debut.