Until now, the German company has only offered vague information about the MegaCity project, which should make its debut in 2013. However BMW has just released the first details of the purpose-built EV.
The Megacity Vehicle (MCV) will be built around a carbon fiber and aluminum chassis, with its body panels using composite materials or carbon fiber. This will keep the weight down, a feature that has allowed BMW to make it a proper four-seater and not a two-seater city-only vehicle as unofficial reports showed.
The German automotive producer also said it is considering using a range extender, in the form of a small combustion engine.
BMW claims the overall rear wheel drive, electric package will offer a fun, driver-involving experience, completing the MINI combustion engine, front wheel drive’s emotional offer.