• Jan 18, 2011
BMW Megacity EV – Click above for high-res image gallery

According to the rumors kicking around the interwebs, the upcoming BMW Megacity won't be bargain basement transportation. Autocar cites an unnamed source as saying that when the city-sized electric car hits dealers, it will carry a premium price tag. That likely means that the Megacity will cost more than the Nissan Leaf EV that it's designed to compete against.

That's no real shocker given the Megacity's complete carbon-fiber passenger cell and unique aluminum chassis. Throw in the extensive research and development that's gone into the vehicle so far, and it's not difficult to imagine a lofty price tag for the Megacity when the EV hatch goes on sale as a 2013 model.

There is some indication that as technology and manufacturing costs decrease, BMW will lower the vehicle's price tag, but that's not thought to happen until the Megacity has already been on the road for some time. So far, BMW has said official word one about how it plans to price its EV.




[Source: Autocar]


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      • 3 Years Ago
      Really, BMW is planning on this car competing with the Leaf? I'm sure the word "Nissan" comes up a lot in meetings in BMW land and they are just tired of being beat out by the shear awesomeness of Nissan and its damned electric car. This will show them!
      • 3 Years Ago
      A Overpriced, oh sorry I mean premium priced BMW? Shocking news!!!
      • 3 Years Ago
      In other news: water is wet.
      • 3 Years Ago
      so, this will be different from a Mini how? less wasted interior space I hope?
      • 3 Years Ago
      "So far, BMW has said official word one about how it plans to price its EV" - what language is that?
      • 3 Years Ago
      Heres hoping it's actually justified this time around
      • 3 Years Ago
      I'm gonna go to my local BMW dealer and put down some money for the first Megacity "M".
      Not really.
      • 3 Years Ago
      So, when will they release the MegaCity One?
      • 3 Years Ago
      Was there anyone who thought this would not be a premium product?