Spied! BMW's new electric car

BMW’s new electric city car has been spied ahead of its official reveal late next month.

BMW i3 prototype

BMW’s new electric city car has been spied ahead of its official reveal late next month.

It’s not the first time the i3 prototype has been caught testing, but it is the first time we’ve seen the new baby BMW almost entirely without camouflage.

Set to go on sale in Australia in the second-half of 2014, the i3 will be offered in two drivetrain variants.

One will be powered solely by a 125kW all-electric motor, while the other will add a small petrol engine to extend the car’s range.

Only the second, hybrid variant will be offered in Australia.

Early talk suggests the i3 will travel up to 160km on battery power alone.

 

How are you finding our new site design? Tell us in the comments below or send us your thoughts at feedback@whichcar.com.au.

 

Subscribe to Wheels magazine

Subscribe to Wheels Magazine and save up to 44%
Get your monthly fix of news, reviews and stories on the greatest cars and minds in the automotive world.

Subscribe

 

NEWS

Vinfast logo
News

BREAKING: VinFast to restructure Australian operation, local exec resigns

Vietnamese manufacturer reshuffling its local operations, following million dollar investment in Australian talent

6 hours ago
Cameron Kirby

We recommend

Please enable JavaScript to view the comments powered by Disqus.