Spyshots: BMW i3 Production Version
Not only does it have headlights, but it also has foglights, a grille, tallights, an antenna and indicators. This is also the first car in this class we’ve seen with both front and rear parking sensors, at least for a long time. At the front, we can clearly tell that the i3 has been equipped with both a scanner at the top of the windshield and probably a camera in the bumper, so it’s got active safety systems installed.
It’s still unknown what the actual power output and range of the car will be, but if you’re getting range anxiety already, BMW has already though of an optional range extender petrol engine, which we believe to be either the new 1.5-liter or a BMW Motorrad boxer. It's also reasonable to belive that with a 0 to 100 km/h time of about 8 seconds, the i3 will be faster and likely a lot more fun to drive than its rivals.
The i3 will reportedly come with Self Parking, Adaptive Cruise Control, Passive Front Protection (auto braking) and Traffic Jam Assist. Unfortunetely, all these don't come cheap, so the i3 will cost as much as a basic 5-Series.
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