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BMW i3 Electric Car: Ultimate Guide

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Ever since we got wind of BMW's 'Megacity' electric vehicle, it's been one of the most anticipated electric cars around.

Now, it's simply another electric car available to U.S. buyers--though that hasn't diminished the impact of the i3's concept-car styling, innovative interior and strong performance.

2014 BMW i3: First Drive Of BMW's Radical New Electric Car

We've covered the i3 at length since its announcement, and brought together all our related articles for you to peruse. Those at the top of each list are newest, and those at the bottom allow you to look back at our earlier coverage.

 

Basic information

The BMW i3 is a four-seat, rear-wheel drive electric or range-extended electric car.

Power comes from a 22 kWh lithium-ion battery--of which 18.8 kWh is listed as usable--and power to the road is transmitted by a 130 kW (170 horsepower) electric motor.

EPA-rated range is 81 miles for the pure battery version, and 72 miles for the range-extended or 'REx' model--though the latter can achieve 150 miles when its motorcycle-derived two-cylinder gasoline engine kicks in.

You'll pay $42,275 pre-incentives for the regular battery version, and $46,125 for the REx--while other incentives and rebates vary from state to state.

2014 BMW i3

2014 BMW i3

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General news

Plenty has been written on the i3, and you'll find most of it below--everything from the owner profile of i3 drivers to the kind of training dealers are receiving to sell the car.


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