The smooth, streamlined shape of the BMW i3 is driven by efficiency and aerodynamics. The stream flow design brings more light into the interior for a brighter, more airy space. The silhouette of the vehicle merges the window surfaces throughout the car to provide great visibility in nearly any driving situation. The opposing coach doors give access to the large, open space of the interior, while the characteristic "black band" runs from the hood over the roof to the trunk of the vehicle to denote a feeling of lightness. Large 19-inch forged aluminum wheels coupled with the aerodynamic, lightweight design of the i3 help reduce rolling resistance and ensure the highest possible efficiency. With its sustainable design and its undeniable agility, this is an EV that's bound to change the way you think about driving. Using extremely strong, yet lightweight Carbon Fiber Reinforced Plastic as its foundation, this vehicle is as innovative as the technology and renewable materials it contains. From this point forward, the world will follow in your tread marks.
The interior of the BMW i3 is characterized by the visible use of natural resources. In fact, each of the BMW i Worlds (Mega, Giga, or Tera) features a variety of sustainable materials and trim choices. By locating the battery in the floor of the Drive Module, no center tunnel divides the interior. This creates an open and airy feel for both the driver and passengers.
Adrenaline rushes just as fast in kilowatts. The all-electric motor of the BMW i3 boasts 170 hp and a maximum torque of 184 lb-ft. The full torque is available from a standstill giving this EV the high-performance feel inherent in every BMW. Accelerating from 0-60 in approximately 7 seconds, the i3 maneuvers with impressive agility in just about every situation. The vehicle's extraordinarily small turning circle of 32.3 feet and precise steering setup (2.5 turns from lock to lock) further enhance the agile handling of the i3. Equally impressive is its silent driving experience. Efficiency has never sounded better.