If you’re the BMW i3 , you’re probably sweating over all the attention the BMW i8 is generating, and there’s good reason for that. The i8, after all, is like the stud athlete of the family, whereas the i3 is the the little brother struggling to come out of big bro’s shadow.
Like the CLR i8, the CLR i3 also comes with a comprehensive body kit that’s become tantamount to an awesome makeover for the BMW i3. The new front lip spoiler adds a more aggressive appearance to the hatchback, whereas the new hood, which is made from carbon fiber from the looks of it, is the kind of high-end stamp you normally see supercars receive. Same goes for the carbon-fiber side skirts and the set of 22-inch alloy wheels.
The CLR i3 program also looks like it’s ripe to receive a performance upgrade. After all, you make this hatch look as good as it does, thanks to all those cosmetic and aerodynamic changes, without a matching performance tune.
We’re waiting for the complete program for the i3, Lumma Design. You got off to a great start with the aero mods; now’s the time to finish it off with a bang the BMW i3 deserves.
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The BMW i3 is not the fastest nor the most powerful car on BMW’s roster, but it could very well be the most efficient city mover it has.
For one, it’s the most fuel efficient, thanks to a hybrid synchronous electric motor that puts out 170 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque to the rear wheels. This output pushes the petite hatchback to 62 mph in just 7.2 seconds to go with a top speed of 93 mph.
But the biggest attribute that should make the i3 appealing to tuners like Lumma Design is the fact that its motor only takes up 0.13 kWh from its eight-module lithium-ion battery per mile of driving, affording the i3 an everyday driving range of up to 100 miles or even 123 mile when the car’s ECO PRO+ mode is activated.
Charging also take less than 30 minutes on a fast-charge station.