BMW will seemingly offer the 2017 BMW i3 a jolt of an additional range that will boost the maximum driving distance of the all-electric vehicle to approximately 120 miles. If factual, that would be reasonably a boost from the driving distance of 81 miles by the existing model. An improved lithium-ion battery will make this development possible. This upgrade to the new model i3 puts the vehicle into a working range. BMW has more tweaks in stock for the 2017 model i3, but it has not yet revealed them.
Rumors already hinted that the additional range for the i3 would come because of a higher-density battery, better electronics, and new software. The changes could increase the driving range to more than 124 miles on the European trial cycle. The automaker would also offer the developments on the i3 Rex range-extended version and BMW would even supposedly allow existing owners to buy the upgrades. The German auto manufacturer desires to offer these updates once in three years to stay the electric vehicle fresh.
Showing pictures of 2014 i3 model
2014 BMW i3
2017 BMW i3 Redesign, Exterior
The exterior is expected to come with a sleek and groundbreaking design. For the new i3 model, the auto manufacturer takes its outside design to another stage. With the usual practice of placing the motor nearer to the front wheels, BMW will now place the electric motor at the back. The idea behind this change is to offer the wheels an additional room to turn and to simplify the vehicle-parking task.
The outside part of the BMW i3 next generation should be incorporated with a groundbreaking integrated B-pillar, U fashioned headlamps and keeping up with the four-meter length. The body will be constructed by liberal use of frivolous materials, like aluminum and carbon fiber, resulting in the decrease of the overall body weight the new i3 by 300 lbs (approx 136 kg) when compared to that of its key rival, the Nissan leaf.
2017 BMW i3 Interior
BMW has not changed much of the internal design, except some aesthetic changes in the cabin. As a result, the cabin of the new BMW i3 2017 would come with high-quality lifted seats and larger glass in the front part of the vehicle to offer the driver an increased screening distance. All seats in the cabin will be upholstered in eco-friendly, natural leather material. The interior will be provided with the current beige color with the unmatched standard BMW skill.
The 2017 BMW i3 engine section should be outfitted with a powerful engine to offer better performance and improved distance through electric power. This will make the new i3 a strong competitor to vie effectively with key competitors in its class. According to reliable company sources, the 2017 i3 will be provided with the maximum upgrades that comprise the range boost of its battery set. It will be offered with a set of powerful battery with the capacity that varies between 26 kWh and 30 kWh in contrast with 22 kWh-capacity battery set of the departing model.
In addition, the 2017 BMW i3 range of the battery has been augmented to 120 miles. This will be more than that of the battery set of the existing model that covers the maximum distance of 81 miles only. Additionally, by means of this battery set, the new i3 would get 25 % to 30% of additional power than that of the earlier model. Through this improved battery set, it attains the time to cover the 100-km distance in 7.2 seconds, which is quicker than the aged battery set.
Date of release and price
The 2017 BMW i3 release date is anticipated to be the last quarter of 2016 or start of 2017. The base price of the new vehicle is estimated to be about $37,500 without optional features because of the federal tax credit.
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