2014 BMW i3 Hatchback specs, price, photos – BMW will go into the future with electric vehicles, i3 hatchback in 2014. The German automaker has designed i-Series to the philosophy of sustainable mobility. 2014 BMW i3 is a fully electric city car, with a length only 157 inchesor about 1.5 meters shorter than the Nissan Leaf – i3 should have few problems finding the city park. and with four passengers seating, you will able to bring family or colleagues while driving around town. The 2014 BMW i3 goes on sale next spring in North America with starting price at $41,350.

As a BMW vehicle, i3 2014 is not lacking for performance. We tried one at a BMW test facility and were impressed with fluid acceleration, smooth ride at highway speeds and the handling capability typical of BMW. Extensive use of aluminum and carbon fiber for the chassis and cab structure make the i3 only has weight about 2700 pounds.

A powerful electric motor 125-kilowatt mounted above the rear axle and drive the rear wheels. That equates to 170 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque. BMW says i3 will accelerate from zero to 62 mph in 7.2 seconds and achieve a top speed of 93 mph. 2014 BMW i3 will provide 80-100 kilometer range journey for a single charge, with a variety of additional activated but stick to efficiency-minded Eco Pro mode and Eco Pro + drives.

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2014 BMW i3 will also be offered with a second powertrain, a small two-cylinder engine combined with an electric motor as a generator. Auxiliary engines do not provide any propulsion, but is used for maintain battery power when the load started to decrease. BMW says the option Range Extender roughly double the i3′s range. In the basic configuration, the 2004 BMW i3 can recharge in six hours, while the 50kW “fast charge,” similar to the configuration use by Tesla supercharger promising a full charge in 30 minutes. Using a 220-volt outlet, i3 can charge in three hours.

For exterior, the 2014 i3 doesn’t look quite like any BMW and feature with 19-inch alloy wheels, LED taillights and adaptive LED headlights. There are three trim levels: Mega, Giga and Tera, which various of options including distinct wheel designs, a sunroof and leather upholstery. Two additional packages bundle with advanced navigation features, smartphone-connected services, safety tech including a rearview camera, collision mitigation, forward collision warning and parallel parking assist.

Interior

Inside the cabin, the freestanding steering column along with the instrument cluster and the gearshift lever that eliminates the center console. The main screen 8.8-inch, 6.5-inch instrument cluster and the third screen is use for the audio and climate controls, form a big driver interface along with a navigation system comes standard.

The cabin also with i3 center tunnel bisecting the floor and using a full-width seats front and rear for easy passenger entry and exit. Eco theme with coatings and panels are made of sustainable materials, up to a quarter of the interior plastic derived from recycled sources.