BMW has revealed a revised concept car of the i3 during an event marking the opening of the first showroom dedicated to the new “i” brand in London.
After being officially presented to the public during the Frankfurt Motor Show last year in September, the BMW i3 concept is once again being placed into the spotlights, this time with the German based automaker revealing a revised version of the model which brings it one step closer to its final production form. According to the car manufacturer, the model has been revealed at an event which marked the opening of the first showroom dedicated to the “i” brand in London’s Park Lane.
The revised BMW i3 Concept is revealing a more realistic interior and exterior and it was made using two independent modules, with the structural Drive using aluminum and incorporating the battery, chassis and drive system and the Life module being made out of lightweight carbon fiber reinforced plastic. The model is powered by an electric motor fitted over the rear axle, generating 168 BHP and 170 lb-ft of torque, mated to a single-speed transmission which is sending power to the rear wheels. The i3 can accelerate from 0 to 62 mph in under 8 seconds and can reach a top speed of 93 mph. The final production version of the BMW i3 will be revealed next year.