BMW i3 to start at USD35,000 image

BMW has recently hinted at a price ballpark for the upcoming i3 in the United States, where its future buyers will have to pay at least 35,000 USD before driving it home.

After announcing that almost 100,000 requests to test the i3 have been received so far, and a lot of them are from possible customers, the German based automaker is managing to place the new BMW i3 into the spotlights once again, this time with the help of a hinted starting price of the model in the United States. According to the car manufacturer, U.S. customers of the i3 will have to pay between 35,000 USD and just over 40,000 USD for the model, once it will hit the market.

The BMW i3 will start its European deliveries this November for the fully electric version, with its 168 HP and 184 lb-ft of torque, sent to the rear-wheel drive, coming out from the electric motor. This has been mounted on the rear axle and it’s mated to a 22 kWh lithium ion battery pallet fitted under the passenger compartment. There will also be a range-extending version, which will receive a 600cc two-cylinder motorcycle engine, which should increase its total range. More details on the model are limited for the moment and will be announced over the following months.