The BMW i3 is a B-segment, high-roof hatchback manufactured and marketed by BMW with an electric powertrain using rear-wheel drive via a single-speed transmission and an underfloor lithium-ion battery pack and an optional range-extending petrol engine. The i3 was BMW’s first mass-produced zero emissions vehicle and was launched as part of BMW’s electric vehicle BMW i sub-brand. Styled by Richard Kim, the i3 is offered in a single five-door configuration with a passenger module of high strength, ultra-lightweight CFRP (carbon fibre reinforced polymer) adhered to a lower aluminium module holding the chassis, battery, drive system and powertrain.

Electric: 42.2 kWh Lithium-ion battery with BMW eDrive synchronous Permanent Magnet Electric Motor, 170 HP Power, 250 Nm Torque, 0-100 kmph in 7.3 seconds, 150 kmph Top Speed, 304 km Range, 1-speed Automatic Transmission

Electric: 42.2 kWh Lithium-ion battery with BMW eDrive synchronous Permanent Magnet Electric Motor, 184 HP Power, 270 Nm Torque, 0-100 kmph in 6.9 seconds, 160 kmph Top Speed, 282 km Range, 1-speed Automatic Transmission

Petrol engine option: 647 cc, Inline-2 cylinder, Kymco engine, 38 HP Power, 56 Nm Torque, 16 kmpl Average, 9 litre Fuel Tank

Charging Time: 2.3 kW AC Charger- 80% in 15 hrs, 7.4 kW AC Charger- 80% in 4.9 hrs, 11 kW AC Charger- 80% in 3.2 hrs, 50 kW DC Charger- 80% in 42 min

2 Variants: i3, i3s

2 Upholsteries: Fabric, Leather

2 Wheels: 19 inch Alloy, 20 inch Alloy

7 Colours: Capparis White, Red, Grey, Blue, Silver, Gold, Black

Price range (Not available in India): Rs. 31.76 lakh – Rs. 32.73 lakh (Ex-showroom, UK)

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