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Confirmed: BMW i3 to be RWD, mid-"engine"

by Damon Lavrinc (RSS feed) on Apr 1st, 2011 at 3:28PM

2013 BMW i3 prototype – Click above for high-res image gallery As if the spy video we featured previously wasn't enough proof, today we've confirmed that the smallest BMW i family offering, the i3, will be coming to market in 2013 with a rear-wheel-drive powertrain, and the electric motor powering those wheels will be mounted amidships. The platform, which is all-new and primarily comprised of carbon fiber, was developed to house the motor ahead of the rear wheels, with the battery pack mounted below the trunk. According to a BMW spokesperson, the drivetrain can be completely... Read More

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