The new BMW i3 concept coupe 3 door debut at the Geneva Motor Show 2013 has been well received. The new concept vehicle showcases the ongoing development strategies and extended BMW portfolio while also bringing to the fore the BMW resolve to offer vehicles with enhanced performance and zero mobility.
The i3 and i8 are built on BMW eDrive technology offering a unique driving performance with powertrains comprising of electric motor, lithium ion battery and intelligent powertrain management. The i3 goes on sale later this year. It has been tested and exceeds its goal to the extent that it offers a range of 130-160 km and is well versed with long distance travel. Lithium ion batteries ensure better temperature control due to the fact that these batteries are not affected by slight temperature changes as is the case with other batteries.
Cabin heating functions on the basis of heat pump principle, while it also results in 30% saving in energy consumption. BMW range security is seen in LED internal and external lighting. BMW’s i3 comes in three modes – Comfort, Eco Pro and Eco Pro +.