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Official debut will be July 29

BMW has announced the official pricing for its first electric vehicle. The BMW i3 will have a starting price $41,350 in the U.S. That makes BMWs little electric car nearly 30% more expensive than a base 3-Series sedan. However, this news shouldn’t come as a shock since BMW hinted in May that the price of the vehicle would be around $40,000.

The starting price for the i3 in Germany will be €34,950, which works out to about $46,000. The car will be available in Germany starting in November, with U.S. availability early next year. The official debut for the i3 will be on July 29 at events held simultaneously in New York, London, and Beijing.

Bloomberg reports that BMW has invested $600 million in production facilities for the electric car. Among the facilities built specifically for this car are new factory in Washington State to make carbon fiber for the vehicle's passenger cell.
 
BMW also plans an interesting method of selling the electric vehicle. The automaker plans to sell the car on the internet, via sales people that visit customers at their homes, and through some select BMW dealers.


BMW i3 Prototype

The people at Autoblog recently drove the 2014 i3 for the first time at an autocross event in Germany. It appears that this will be a different sort of driving pleasure than most BMW enthusiasts are used to, with complaints of lots of body roll. The little car uses a 168 hp electric motor (184 lb-ft of torque) combined with a 22 kWh lithium-ion battery pack, and BMW promises 124 miles per charge when driven in Eco Pro+ plus mode.

One complaint Autoblog had about the vehicle is that when closing the front doors the structure the vehicle sounded plastic-like and cheap, whereas BMWs are known for being premium automobiles.

Sources: Business Week, Autoblog



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RE: Umm....
By djcameron on 7/22/2013 9:55:02 AM , Rating: 2
More like butt-ugly.


RE: Umm....
By amanojaku on 7/22/2013 10:51:25 AM , Rating: 1
You and FIT... Some butts are pretty freakin' beautiful.

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http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lw2hped4D21qhatv...

And how ugly would life be without sin? No booze, no fast driving, no hot sex...
quote:
I recently picked a new primary care doctor. After two visits and exhaustive Lab tests, he said I was doing 'fairly well' for my age. (I am in my mid 50s.)

A little concerned about that comment, I couldn't resist asking him, 'Do you think I'll live to be 80?'

He asked, 'Do you smoke tobacco, or drink beer or wine?'

'Oh no,' I replied. 'I'm not doing drugs, either!'

Then he asked, 'Do you eat rib-eye steaks and barbecued ribs?'

I said, 'Not much... my former doctor said that all red meat is very unhealthy!'

'Do you spend a lot of time in the sun, like playing golf, sailing, hiking, or bicycling?'

'No, I don't,' I said.

He asked, 'Do you gamble, drive fast cars, or have a lot of sex?' 'No,' I said.

He looked at me and said, 'Then, why do you want to live to be 80?'
Do over, guys, do over.


RE: Umm....
By FITCamaro on 7/22/2013 12:09:12 PM , Rating: 3
I more of a butt man to begin with. And you can drink and gamble without sinning. It's all about excess.


RE: Umm....
By Samus on 7/23/2013 1:08:43 AM , Rating: 2
Damn Fit I always knew you were a powerbottom!

;)


RE: Umm....
By FITCamaro on 7/23/2013 10:05:44 AM , Rating: 2
I like chicks with a nice round butt. Not a 12 year old boys ass.


RE: Umm....
By BillyBatson on 7/22/13, Rating: -1
RE: Umm....
By BillyBatson on 7/26/2013 6:01:45 PM , Rating: 1
Haters lol guess there are many transvestite fans on these forums


RE: Umm....
By djcameron on 7/23/2013 2:04:45 PM , Rating: 2
Okay, you're right. I should have been more specific... It's more like cottage cheese thighs ugly!


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