cost from £25,680 for the full electric version when it goes on sale at the end of this month. That price includes the governent's £5000 electric vehicle grant.
Buyers can also lease an i3 with a deposit of £2995 and 36 monthly payments of £369. Autocar has already driven a late prototype of the car.
electric i3 is powered by a synchronous electric motor producing
168bhp. It has a top speed of 93mph. Carbonfibre-reinforced plastic has
been used for most of the body structure, which rides on a chassis made
of almost pure aluminium. The car is based around BMW's 'Life Module'
No prices have yet been announced for the more powerful
range-exender version of the car - although it is expected to command a
The first deliveries of the i3 are expected
to be completed by the end of the year, while the other car in BMW's
i-range, the i8, is also nearing completion.
Thanks to: Autocar