The first BMW i3 electric car in the history of the Bavarian brand has a high chance of becoming one of the best-sellers in its segment.
Sales of a car with an electric power plant in Europe will start in the middle of next month, and already today there is a stir around the novelty on the market. According to BMW Chief Financial Officer Friedrich Eichiner, the company received over 8,000 pre-orders for the purchase of an electric vehicle from customers, although initially the brand’s marketers predicted sales of 10,000 vehicles a year.
"If market demand exceeds supply, then we will have to increase exclusive cars BMW i3 production," added Friedrich Aichiner at the BMW press conference in Amsterdam.
Production of the BMW i3 at the plant in Leipzig started at the end of last month. The model is driven by a 170 hp electric power unit. and a torque of 250 Nm. The engine allows the car to accelerate from 0 to 60 km / h in 3.5 seconds. and pass the mark of 100 km / h after 7 seconds. after the start. Without a "refueling" Citicard, depending on the driving style of the owner and road conditions, overcomes from 130 to 160 km.
A hybrid power plant is also provided for the BMW i3, which combines an electric motor and is responsible for recharging the battery while driving a 2-cylinder petrol unit of 0.
The cost of an electric car BMW i3 in Europe will be € 34,950.