2016 BMW i3 Electric, MPG

The 2016 BMW i3 is part of a change that BMW has made towards turning to the production of hybrids cars. For this reason, it is possibly the biggest step of German manufacturers of luxury vehicles. BMW the model is a well-regarded electric vehicle (EV), which will come with three new colors, which will comprise Platinum Silver, Mineral Grey, and Fluid Black. Evidently, the car is a small sized, stylish and an eco-friendly urban machine.

2016 BMW i3 front

2016 BMW i3 Exterior and Interior

The exterior design of the vehicle is impressive and at the same time striking. BMW has given it a whimsical touch. Therefore, it does not have the aspect of the regular hatchback on the marketplace. The front doors of the model are bigger in size than rear doors. The layout of the door is extraordinary as the driver would be required to open the front doors so as to open the hinged back doors. The car has also been given a stylish shape with a prominent hood and front bumper. BMW has also used split grille for the vehicle’s front end fascia.

As far as the interior of the 2016 BMW i3 is concerned, the passenger’s compartment is made up of carbon fiber. Also, the car gives comfortable driving experience even though it is not very spacious. Similarly, the drive in this vehicle is made enjoyable by the equipped remarkable upholstery, climate control system, wireless Bluetooth technology, and USB port. Moreover, the model has been equipped with an infotainment system and use a 6.5-inch touchscreen. Again, BMW has also fitted the vehicle with SensaTech Upholstery in grey and black color. For the purpose of maximum safety on the road, the car will come with six airbags that will be used to the rear, front, and passenger seat. With the attention to making driving experience of the vehicle enjoyable and safe, the model will as well come with sensors for parking proximity, rear view camera, and traction control. Besides, there are also anti-lock brakes, electronic stability control and automatic brakes for crash avoidance.

2016 BMW i3 rear

2016 BMW i3 Engine 

Under the hood, the 2016 BMW i3 is moved primarily by 18.8 kWh lithium –ion battery pack and 170-horse power electric motor. There is also the two-cylinder 647 cc engine that generates 34hp and in turn the electric battery is charged by it. Besides, in any drive mode, the wheels are not driven by the two-cylinder petrol. A 1.9-gallon small sized gas tank is the drawback of this system, and it is unable to extend the i3 range. Through one charge, the vehicle is capable of covering 81 miles distance. The range extender trim level, on the other hand, offers 150 miles range. The model offers 117 miles per gallon rate, nevertheless, if the range extender is triggered, the ratio drops down to just 39 mpg.

2016 BMW i3 interior

2016 BMW i3 Release Date and Price

The cost for range extender trim level is anticipated to be at $46,000 while the base trim level would be more than $42,000. Additionally, the 2016 BMW i3 will be available for clients at the mid or end of 2015.

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