At the 2012 Auto Show in Los Angeles, the BMW i3 Concept Coupe celebrates its premiere and is another view of the electric car future of BMW.
The i-series BMW would also be involved in the electric vehicle market, after the i8 Concept and i3 Concept Bayern now show in Los Angeles and the i3 Concept Coupé.
The sporty version of i3 is to appeal to young people, who are primarily in the urban area on the way and focus on design, but do not want to lose the practical benefits of the car.
So the i3 Concept Coupe also. Rather the 3-door version of the i3 Concept and no thoroughbred coupe with low roof and narrow interior
The interior of the i3 Concept Coupe is already shifted more toward series, as yet in the other electric concept cars from BMW. So also is the 8.8-inch color display is in the center console, which is already known from other BMW models.
The 396.4 cm wide electric car also has another 6.5-inch display, which is found as a tachometer prominently in front of the driver and informed him about all those important features of the vehicle that is not already on the 8.8 inch display can be called.
An airy design of the interior with friendly fabrics complement the interior of the electric-powered coupe.
For the BMW-typical "driving pleasure" is the car of the future a 170 hp (125 kW). Powerful electric motor that has a peak torque of 250 Nm and power is transferred via a single-stage gearbox to the rear wheels
The energy refers to the engine from a lithium-ion battery that will enable a range of approximately 160 kilometers. The protection provided by batteries deep focus would then provide optimum road holding and driving fun.
Naturally there are also a i3 Concept Coupe Driving Experience Control, which has the modes "Comfort", "ECO PRO" and "ECO PRO +". By switching from "Comfort" to "ECO PRO", the range can be increased by up to 20 percent, a different accelerator pedal characteristic curve and climate control provide for the savings.
The more fuel efficient "ECO PRO +" mode also limits the top speed to 90 km / h, and the air conditioner shuts down to a minimum level of performance. To the BMW i3 Concept Coupe goes into series production, but take some time, BMW is planning to launch in 2014 until 2015.