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BMW i3 Concept Coupe Preview: Los Angeles Auto Show

by Jeff Glucker
November 29, 2012
2 min. Reading Time

The i3 Concept Coupe is a peek at what’s in store for the future of the BMW brand. This brings the city car concept into a cool space, while also providing a compact platform for the German automaker to churn out a zero emissions machine.

The entire i family of vehicles represent a premium motoring experience that’s achieved through the use of light-weight materials and electric drivetrains. Calling it an important part of the BMW mission moving forward would be an understatement.

What’s New for the BMW i3 Concept Coupe:

  • The i3 Concept Coupe adds a three-door city car to the i family of vehicles.
  • Connected Drive functionality keeps the driver in tune with every facet of his life, even when on the go.

New BMW i3 Concept Coupe: Styling and Design

Constructed of light weight Carbon Fiber Reinforced Plastic, the i3 Concept Coupe represents a bit of the future in terms of how cars might be built. Despite the light weight of this material, the passenger space is strong, which is important for meeting or exceeding crash regulations and keeping everyone safe.

Besides the material, the exterior style is certainly a vision of the future, today. The headlights are brilliant, the body is squared off for city maneuvering, and the interior (we know it’s a concept) looks exciting.


New BMW i3 Concept Coupe: What’s Under the Hood

A twin-turbo5.0-lite-, wait, sorry, we were day dreaming for a moment. The BMW i3 Coupe Concept is powered by an electric motor that is capable of producing 170 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque. All of the energy is sent to the rear wheels thanks to the single-speed gearbox. The entire package is said to be good for 100 miles on a full charge.


New BMW i3 Concept Coupe: Features and Technology

Everything about the i3 Concept Coupe screams features and technology. From the Connected Drive features, to the exterior skin, and on out to the powertrain, the i3 Concept Coupe is a showcase of what is possible in the next few years for BMW.


New BMW i3 Concept Coupe: What Autobytel Thinks

New BMW i3 Concept Coupe: What Autobytel Thinks

While we enjoy spending time behind the wheel of the M family, it’s the i family that will be more important in terms of pushing the future of motoring. We’ll gladly welcome 174-horsepower, 100-mile range EVs because that means 500-horepower, 300-mile range cars could be just a few years down the road.



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