BMW to come forward with the i3 but says those who buy one for the looks haven’t done one admires by Stefan Sielaff.
BMW shocked just about everyone when it unveiled the i3 prototype at the Frankfurt Motor Show 2011. Like any other BMW, the futuristic hybrid city car has a polarizing look because it preserves much of the show car’s styling. A few years ago it evolved into a production vehicle. It’s 2020 and somehow the retro hatchback still appears like it’s coming back from the future. But there’s at least one person who feels owners don’t particularly like the appearance of the car.
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The project director said that while he appreciates BMW for coming up with the i3 from a product point of view. He assumes that those who actually purchased one did not automatically find it pretty.
Those are some very brazen assertions that come from an organization that promises a “brave” concept for its own EV. Having seen the full-electric EXP 100 GT concept last year. Crewe people are sure to cook up something different with their zero-emission platform. It will be a long wait, though. As head honcho, Adrian Hallmark said earlier that the science of batteries is not yet ready for a Bentley which is absolutely silent. This means it does not arrive until at least the middle of the decade.
As for the BMW i3, the unorthodox EV that introduced in 2013 not going anywhere anytime long. While the i8 plug-in hybrid sports car will ax next month. It expected that the electric runabout will remain in service until 2024. As a company spokesman told German newspaper Leipziger Volkszeitung.
It’s worth noting that the i3 with a range-extending two-cylinder gasoline engine is still available in the United States. But its days may number. BMW’s president for connected e-mobility, Jan Freimann, told Green Car Reports at the end of 2019 that the i3 REx “has no chance” because battery technology is progressing at a rapid pace, making the i3 motorcycle engine unusable. In Europe, BMW has already axed the edition.