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BMW i3 Coupe Concept Video Preview

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BMW is preparing to launch its i3 electric hatchback, and there could be related models on the way--models like the i3 Coupe Concept from the 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show.

The i3 Coupe Concept is, as you would expect, a coupe version of the i3 hatchback. If the concept receives a positive reception we wouldn't be shocked to see this electric coupe follow the i3 hatchback into production. If it heads to production, BMW might follow its new naming architecture and name it the i4 instead of the i3 Coupe.

BMW's "stream flow" design language is on display in and over the i3 Coupe Concept. Note the lack of B-pillars, which may or may not make it into production. The rear end has a distinctive window design, which helps open up passenger space inside the car.

Power is provided by an electric motor producing 125 kW (170 horsepower) and 184 pound-feet of torque. BMW isn't saying how large the battery pack is, but range is approximately 100 miles. Zero to 60 mph times are estimated at about 7.8 seconds.

The concept features a version of BMW's ConnectedDrive that can help maximize range. It will be able to determine whether you have sufficient power left to get to your destination based on battery range, topography, and traffic conditions.

For more information on the BMW i3 Coupe Concept be sure to read our full preview here and check out the live photo gallery here.

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