When talking about the future Project i, BMW said it will be like no other car they built before, featuring an electric motor and a carbon fiber structure. A first prototype will be unveiled at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show and the production version will follow in 2013.

The Project i will feature a carbon steel - because there is no material that is lighter and stiffer - with the target being a total weight of 950 kilos. There will be three different body versions. The plan is a production of 150,000 cars per year including a three-door/four seater with a length of 4.00 m. We already know of this particular model. Its name is the Megacity and will be produced starting in 2013. The next model is a three-door/two seater with a length of about 3.30 meters that is said to be launched in 2015 and a five-door version with a length of 4.2 meters debuting in 2017.

Basically, the Project-i models start with electric drive and lithium-ion batteries. The top version will be offered with a regenerative braking system. The mid-level version is expected to be a long range hybrid and the entry level will deliver around 100 HP and will have an autonomy of 150 to 200 kilometers.

Prices will start in the 30,000 euro range ($36,000 at the current exchange rates) for the base model.

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Source: Autobild

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5 comments:

  (592) posted on 12.20.2010

If BMW keep making Ugly A$$ car like the new 5-Series GT and make the Megacity vehicle (whatever they call it) they can said good bye to being German #1 automaker

  (325) posted on 06.8.2010

Interesting, I think this rendering made it look outdated. Also, it takes all the speed and aggression out of the current design.

  (647) posted on 06.8.2010

For sure BMW will never let this opportunity to pass by. This is the new age of cars E-Cars and Hybrid car is the main highlights of the automotive industry today.

  (798) posted on 06.7.2010

I wonder who will promote this project i.

BryanUsrey  (18) posted on 06.7.2010

I didn’t know you could read German. LOL

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