BMW to grow i3 production image

The BMW i3 production will be increased soon, as the German based automaker has recently announced.

Despite getting only four stars when it was tested by the Euro NCAP just a couple of weeks ago, the brand new BMW i3, the company’s first fully electric vehicle, is enjoying a lot of success. In fact, the small “green” car is so successful that the carmaker will have to increase its production soon and the target is to sell 10,000 units by the end of this year. This is pretty significant considering the fact that the model was introduced, in its final production form, back in September, during the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show.

The BMW i3 costs 41,350 USD over-seas and the model in question is taking its power from an electric motor, producing a total output of 170 HP (125 kW) and having a peak torque of 250 Nm (184 lb-ft) of torque. Power is being sent to the rear wheels through a single-speed transmission. The total driving range stands at between 130 km and 160 km (81 miles – 99 miles) and this can be extended with a 650cc two-cylinder petrol engine, adding an extra 34 HP.