BMW i3 Rumored to Cost USD98,000 in China

With the expansion BMW is preparing into China and the problems the big Chinese cities are experiencing with pollution these days, the i3 is shaping up to be very successful in the communist country.
BMW i3 1 photo
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However, according to early rumors it looks like the i3 will cost USD98,000 over there, an exorbitant price tag that will definitely set back some people. Considering that you can get it below USD40,000 in the US (with the incentive and all that) it seems like the Bavarians are looking to make a lot of money, to turn around the hefty investment they made when developing the i brand.

The rumored price is even more curious as the car will be subjected to low taxes according to China’s EV legislation and will be eligible for a government grant for the same reason. It might not be enough to drop the price to US levels (after all, every BMW is more expensive in China) but it should be dropped a little more, towards the CNY500,000 magic number (USD82,000).
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