According to German website Automobilwoche the new BMW i3 electric car could be priced between 35,000 and 40,000 Euros. The rumour comes from unspecified sources close to the German carmaker and the prices are inline with the information previously released by the brand.
The market launch of the car is planned for 2014. The price range chosen puts the i3 on the same level as other electric cars currently offered on the market. The same amount would be enough to purchase an entry-level BMW 5-Series saloon.
The BMW i3 is equipped with an electric motor mounted on the rear axle. A power output of 170 hp and 250 Nm of torque allow the car to accelerate from standstill to 60 km/h in less than 4 seconds and to 100 km/h in less than 8. The car has a driving range between 130 and 160 km and it is offered with a REx (range extender) powertrain, to meet the needs of those driving longer distances.
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The five-door compact car measures 3.845 m in length, 2.011 m in width and 1.537 m in height. Inside the passenger compartment can accommodate four adults. The boot provides 200 litres of luggage space.
As for the other concept of the BMW family, BMW i8, official figures speak of a base price of 100,000 Euros, but the source cited above says that the final price could be somewhere between 120,000 and 130,000 Euros.