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The i3 Coupe Concept will be officially revealed at the 2012 LA Auto Show from November 30-December 9, 2012

The 2012 LA Auto Show isn't for another couple of days, but BMW is already showing off the i3 Coupe Concept.

The i3 Coupe Concept has an electric motor capable of 170 HP, and 184 lb.-ft. of torque by single-speed transmission. It also uses lithium ion battery packs, which are in the floor of the vehicle, that produce 125 kWh. 

As far as the design, the i3 Coupe has a length of 3,964mm, a width of 1,768mm and a height of 1555mm. Its body is made of carbon fiber reinforced plastic, and uses sustainable materials like leather, wood and wool. The overall interior seems more spacious, and it sits on 20-inch light-alloy wheels. 

There are two driving modes, which can be changed via the Driving Experience Control switch. There's the default Comfort Mode for a sporty and comfortable experience and Eco Pro Mode to improve the efficiency of the vehicle. Using Eco Pro Mode over Comfort increases efficiency by about 20 percent. 

The estimated range of the i3 Coupe is 160km on a full battery. 

The i3 Coupe Concept will be officially revealed at the 2012 LA Auto Show from November 30-December 9, 2012. 

Source: AutoBlog

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Looks like a Kia
By Denigrate on 11/28/2012 8:41:39 AM , Rating: 3
They steal designers from Kia?

RE: Looks like a Kia
By Spuke on 11/28/2012 9:24:43 AM , Rating: 2
I like it.

RE: Looks like a Kia
By ElConquistador on 11/28/2012 9:36:29 AM , Rating: 2
That ... thing is the absolute UGLIEST BMW I have ever seen

RE: Looks like a Kia
By Brandon Hill on 11/28/2012 9:44:42 AM , Rating: 2
I guess you never saw the previous generation 6-Series? ;)

RE: Looks like a Kia
By protomech on 11/28/2012 10:44:30 AM , Rating: 2
Check this out then:

I'm guessing the battery pack is closer to a 25 kWh unit that produces up to 125 kW, not "produces 125 kWh". It worries me when I see journalists mixing up energy and power.

RE: Looks like a Kia
By bupkus on 11/28/2012 2:21:00 PM , Rating: 2
Sexy. :p

RE: Looks like a Kia
By GulWestfale on 11/28/2012 7:58:08 PM , Rating: 2
it's the other way around:
hyundai's design chief is an ex-BMW man, and kia's design chief is an ex-audi man.
i, a german, quite like the recent hyundai designs. i think they are much sexier than recent BMWs, which goes to show you what a designer can do when he is given a free hand instead of simply being ordered to make countless evolutions of "flame surfacing" and bangle butts.

RE: Looks like a Kia
By someguy123 on 11/28/2012 11:48:45 AM , Rating: 2
Looks like a pig with an underbite.

RE: Looks like a Kia
By ClownPuncher on 11/28/2012 3:07:05 PM , Rating: 4
I'm feeling strangely aroused.

RE: Looks like a Kia
By RaistlinZ on 11/28/2012 5:22:16 PM , Rating: 2
It's the Rumor Willis of automobiles.

RE: Looks like a Kia
By Jeffk464 on 11/28/2012 10:17:05 AM , Rating: 2
yuk, if someone pays the premium for a beemer it better have good looks.

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