We’ve mentioned the BMW i a few times, but this is the first time that BMW has unveiled the new sub-brand… Here’s the very first look at the BMW i, which was unveiled at the Frankfurt International Auto Show.
Above is the BMW i3 and the BMW i8 in a concept study form, providing the first glimpse of the styling of two vehicles which could prove very significant. BMW board member Klaus Draeger calls it a “revolution in automotive design.”
The i3’s concept city car design currently offers a range of approximately 150 kilometers using a 125 kW electric motor, said BMW, with four seats and a 200-liter luggage compartment.
Designed as a luxury sports car, it offers a top speed of 250 km/h and a 0-100km/h time of under five seconds, although at a more temperate speed the i8 will run for up to 35 kilometers on all electric drive before the hybrid system kicks in.
Alex has written for Vanity Fair, Barrons, Bloomberg and Condé Nast Traveler.