Spyshots: BMW i3 Test Prototype Inches Closer to Production
That might seem insignificant at first glance, but it reveals just how close production i3s will come to the concept which was first shown in 2011. The car still has no C-pillar, which means the traditional Hofmeister kink is omitted from the design of the car.
Other than that, it's still a BMW at heart, with kidney grilles at the front and typical BMW headlights.
We expect there will be plenty of pioneers willing to put their money where their mouth is and buy the i3. Unlike any other EV on sale right now, range anxiety will not be a problem because the car can be fitted with an optional range extender and you are given a normal BMW if you need to make longer journeys. And let's not forget the EV is rear-wheel drive and can probably do power slides on wet surfaces.
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