Production BMW i3 shown in patent images image

A production version of the BMW i3 has recently surfaced in some patent images, which have hit the web.

The German based automaker BMW is getting closer and closer to finally presenting the i3, and some patent drawings, which are showing the final production version of the “green bimmer” have recently hit the web. The model in question is missing the see-through door panels, the headlights and taillights have been modified and the size of the rear doors has been reduces.

The new BMW i3 is expected to make its way onto the market as an electric car, with a range extending engine, being powered by a rear mounted electric motor producing 170 HP (127 kW) and 249 Nm (184 lb-ft) of torque. The model’s range should stand between 130 km and 160 km (88 miles to 99 miles), and with the 0.65 liter two-cylinder motorcycle it should travel for up to 220 km (136 miles). The official starting price of the BMW i3 should stand at approximately 40,800 euros for the EV version and at 44,300 EUR for the range extender, once it will go on sale next month. Additional details on the model remain unknown for the moment.

Image Source: L’Automobile Magazine