BMW has released a series of videos to unveil the first two cars in their "i" series of electric vehicles: the i3 and the i8. Both are still very much concepts, but the videos give us a good look at what BMW has in store for this line of vehicles.
Both vehicles feature carbon fiber construction and sleek, futuristic styling (note the use of clear carbon fiber panels on both vehicles) and are scheduled for a 2013 release.
The i3 is a four-door, compact city car, formerly going by the name of Megacity, that will be the automaker's first series-produced all-electric vehicle. It will be 700 lb. lighter than the Nissan LEAF and have 170 hp -- 63 hp more than the LEAF.
The i8 is the two-door, all-wheel drive, plug-in hybrid sports car that was formerly the Vision. The i8 will have a combined output of 349 hp, will go from 0 - 60 mph in 4.6 seconds, have a top speed of 155 mph and get about 80 mpg.
Check out the video above or watch all the new videos on these vehicles here.
written by alternative ways, August 12, 2011
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