Stefan Sielaff is admiring BMW for the i3. Yet he assumes that those who own one didn’t buy it because of its looks.
BMW shocked just about everyone when it revealed the i3 prototype at the Frankfurt Motor Show in 2011. Unlike any other BMW, the funky electric city car with a polarizing style until it retained much of the show car’s styling as it developed into a production vehicle a few years back.
It’s 2020 and even the retro hatchback still seems like it’s coming back from the future. Yet there’s at least one guy who feels buyers aren’t fond of the vehicle’s appearance.
Bentley’s product director Stefan Sielaff said in an interview with Autocar magazine. That whilst he appreciates BMW from a production point of view for coming up with the i3.
These are some very ambitious 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 guys 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 battery science is not yet ready for a fully silent Bentley, which 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 spokesperson 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 be numbered. 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 developing at a rapid pace. Making the i3 motorcycle engine unusable. In Europe, BMW has already axed the edition.