BMW i3 Spotted on the Street in Germany

BMW i3 spotted in Germany 1 photo
Photo: screenshot from Youtube
We're just a few months away from a revolution in all-electric mobility, as BMW is getting ready to roll out its first full plugged in car. Using what it learned from the 1 Series and MINI electric car projects, they've put together the i3, a small hatchback unlike anything else on the market.
Widely expected to debut in production for at the 2013 IAA in Frankfurt, the new i3 is built around completely new architecture making use of lightweight materials. Because the electric power is going to the back wheels, it could very well be as fun to drive as any BMW.

Another i3 prototype has been spotted on the streets of Germany, most likely in Leipzig. As the debut date draws close, sightings have become frequent in nature. Still, the car is heavily camouflaged, though we don't expect much to change over the concepts shown the past two years.

Ideally suited for the city commute, the i3 looks surprisingly big and practical. To ensure nothing stops people from buying this car, BMW will offer its pioneering customers a rental car for when they want to go on longer journeys.

Video by HotCarSpotter88:
If you liked the article, please follow us:  Google News icon Google News Youtube Instagram
About the author: Mihnea Radu
Mihnea Radu profile photo

Mihnea's favorite cars have already been built, the so-called modern classics from the '80s and '90s. He also loves local car culture from all over the world, so don't be surprised to see him getting excited about weird Japanese imports, low-rider VWs out of Germany, replicas from Russia or LS swaps down in Florida.
Full profile


Would you like AUTOEVOLUTION to send you notifications?

You will only receive our top stories