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BMW i3 Electric Car Pricing Announced

BMW i3 Electric Car Pricing Announced

By Jeff Youngs, July 23, 2013
When the new BMW i3 electric car goes on sale in the second quarter of 2014, it will carry a base price of $41,350 before federal, state, and local incentives are applied to reduce the cost of the vehicle. In a state like California, such incentives could reduce the BMW i3 EV's price by $10,000. A destination charge has not been finalized. Today, the BMW destination charge is $925.

"The BMW i3 heralds the dawn of a new era for individual mobility and for the BMW Group. True to a genuine BMW, the BMW i3 has strong emotional appeal, outstanding product substance and a guarantee of sheer driving pleasure," said Ian Robertson, Member of the Board of Management, Sales and Marketing BMW.

Constructed with an aluminum frame and carbon fiber-reinforced plastic passenger cell, the new BMW i3 is equipped with a BMW-developed and BMW-produced electric motor and a 22 kWh Lithium-ion battery, and can be recharged using a BMW i home charging station or a Level 2 SAE J1772 public charging station. A DC fast-charging option will provide an 80-percent charge in 20 minutes or less, according to BMW. The company predicts a driving range of 80 to 100 miles for the new i3.

The BMW i3 is rated to produce 170 horsepower and 184 lb.-ft. of torque, and BMW promises the interior space of a 3 Series combined with "agile and engaging" driving dynamics. The car officially debuts at the end of July, but won't reach U.S. showrooms until mid-2014.

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