Spy Shots: BMW sharpens our focus with a new BMW i3 prototype

BMW i3

It’s been a while since we’ve been able to grab any photos of the new BMW i3 , but after months and months of waiting, our spy photographers have been able to snag a few pictures of BMW’s newest i3 prototype. This newest prototype was recently spotted on the back of a truck in the south of Germany, revealing more details on the development of the future electric car.

This i3 prototype has its headlights in the correct position and reveals that the placement and angle of the roof line and C-Pillar mirror that of the i3 concept . Another interesting observation can be made of the electric car’s doors. The doors, like the doors of the Mini Clubman , are suicide doors, meaning that the front door needs to be opened in order to let the back seat passenger out.

The 2013 BMW i3 will be powered by a powerful 170 HP electric motor that will sprint the car from 0 to 60 mph in under 8 seconds and up to a top speed of 93 mph. The car will have an autonomy between 80 and 100 miles in mixed driving, making it the perfect vehicle for those everyday short trips.


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