Quick Note: Production BMW i3 EV Images Leak
July 25, 2013 8:54 AM
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Official launch is set for next week
If you follow the automotive world, BMW, or electric vehicles in particular you may be familiar with the
. This car set to make its official debut next week, but ahead of that official debut a slew of images have now hit the internet. Images of the car have been seen online in the past, but those vehicles wore camouflage to disguise some of the lines of the vehicle.
The new images that have leaked are of the car sans its camouflage. We already know that the car will start at $41,350 for the full electric version when it goes on sale in the United States next year.
BMW will no doubt pitch the vehicle as a more upscale alternative to other small, electric-only vehicles like the
Ford Focus Electric
($35,200) and the
The little electric car has a 168 hp synchronous electric motor and a top speed of 93 mph. There will be a range extended version of the car with a gasoline engine, but pricing has been unannounced on that version.
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RE: Cheap prop from a Michael Bay film???
7/25/2013 9:41:42 AM
I wouldn't call it ass ugly since there are some rather nice looking asses out there.
But yeah, BMW is giving themselves a double black eye with the design of this fugly thing. The last thing I could call that is upscale. Compared to the Focus EV, Volt or even a Prius EV, there's nothing upscale about this P.O.S. beyond its bucks-up name (big whoop!).
"It's okay. The scenarios aren't that clear. But it's good looking. [Steve Jobs] does good design, and [the iPad] is absolutely a good example of that." -- Bill Gates on the Apple iPad
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