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2014 BMW i3

We can only imagine the challenges BMW is going to have explaining the i3 electric vehicle to the world. It's got a new powertain (all-electric, with optional range extender), a new production method (carbon fiber reinforced plastic!), a new brand (the 'i' line) and a new vehicle type (it's a city car). Despite everything that's different, BMW is still trying to talk about the i3 as if it fits in with the rest of the company's vehicles. But it doesn't. Not really. And that's going to make the marketing and salespeoples' jobs quite difficult. Which is a shame, really, since the i3 is... Read More

Vital Stats

Engine:
125 kW electric motor
Power:
170 HP / 184 LB-FT
Transmission:
Single-speed automatic
Base Price:
$41,350 (US)
As-Tested Price:
NA
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