BMW i3 Could Carry Price Tag of $44,000-Plus
German magazine Automobilwoche reports that the BMW i3 will cost roughly $44,000 to $50,000 depending on available option packages. As Automobilwoche reports, the pricing information comes from "sources close to the Munich-based automaker."
The BMW i3 is expected to launch sometime in 2014. If this pricing level proves to be true, then the small electric urban commuter will be as expensive as BMW's entry-level midsize sedan, the BMW 5-Series.
The BMW i3 seats four adult occupants and features a cargo hold with seven cubic feet of useable space. The i3 hatchback measures 151 inches in length and is 79 inches wide—which means it's a bit bigger than the current Mini Cooper.
The i3 features an electric motor rated at 170 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque. BMW claims that the i3 zips from 0 to 62 miles per hour in under 8 seconds and will have a single-charge range of between 85 and 100 miles.
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