BMW i3 parks itself at the touch of a button, owner is amazed
Not many would be surprised when they hear about self parking cars today. But what happens when you personally experience the same? Well, one of the BMW i3 owners experienced this self parking feature on his brand new i3 recently, and he has shared the experience via video.
Michael Thwaite, purchased his new BMW i3 and opted for this Parking Assist Package option at an additional $1,000. The video reveals the way in which the i3 parks itself into a tight spot all at the press of a parking button. The BMW i3 manoeuvres its way into the space between two other green cars, a BMW ActiveE and Ford Fusion Energi with the steering wheel turning itself and then getting back into position once parking is complete.
BMW’s i3 opens a new stage of development where design language where BMW’s electric vehicles are concerned. 200 kgs lighter than Nissan Leaf, the new i3 is the first mass produced car to have its body and structure made of carbon fiber. Its aerodynamic design with large wheels gives the i3 a sense of driving agility even in stationery position.
Just a bit longer than the Mini Cooper and with its park anywhere facility, the i3 is quick and offers easy handling. It is powered by a 170 hp electric motor with a 22 kWh lithium ion battery pack. This battery pack comes with an 8 year, 100,000 mile warranty while the engines can delivery between 80 to 100 miles of range on full charge.
Watch Michael Thwaite’s video below!