As the BMW i3 inches closer to production, German car maker is plotting an expansion plan for this family of electric cars. The i3 Coupe, shown as a concept at the 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show, could be the next BMW ‘i’ model.
The thing is, these ‘i’ cars still look a bit too futuristic for today’s roads. It takes time to get used to their appearances. Maybe that’s why BMW is putting out more videos, so we get to see them more and they eventually become normal.
Here’s some footage of the i3 Coupe driving around showing off its design features:
Like the BMW i3 Concept, the Coupe is also propelled by an electric motor developed by the BMW Group, which develops a maximum output of 125 kW/170 hp and peak torque of 250 Newton metres (184 lb-ft), and channels its instantaneous power delivery to the rear wheels via a single-speed transmission. The electric motor draws its energy from the lithium-ion storage cells under the floor. Positioning the battery units here has the effect of lowering the centre of gravity considerably, which further adds to the vehicle’s sensationally agile handling.