BMW i3 with range extending engine announced for Geneva image

BMW has recently announced its plans to introduce a new i3 with a range extending engine next month, during the 2013 Geneva Motor Show.

According to the German based automaker, the new BMW i3 equipped with the optional range extender will offer the model a total range of up to 300 km (186 miles), which will be possible with the small gas tank full and with the batteries completely charged. The total range of the model, with the range extender, stands at 130 km (80 miles). Rumors are saying that the range extender will be a two-cylinder gasoline engine, borrowed from the company’s motorcycle division.

Additional details on the new BMW i3’s range extender are limited for the moment and will be announced next month, during the 2013 Geneva Motor Show. Besides this variant, BMW will also bring the i3 Coupe Concept to the same Swiss automotive event. The model has been unveiled during the 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show and it’s coming with a 170 HP (125 kW) and 184 lb-ft of torque (250 Nm) electric motor. The i3 Coupe Concept is 3,964 mm long, 1,555 mm tall and 1,768 mm wide.

Source: BMW