Could We See a Sport i3 In the Future?

Let's face it, the CFRP technology used in the i3 is mouth watering. The range of applications for this new material is actually almost limitless and we will see it used in all of BMW's new cars.
BMW i3 1 photo
Photo: BMW
Its usage in the i3 makes it the lightest EV sold at the moment. Sure, EVs are heavy because of their batteries but the i3 is light on its feet for such a vehicle. That raises a lot of interesting questions.

Will BMW take advantage of this lightness and create a proper sports i3 in the characteristic Bavarian way? We think not. Why? Well, the main purpose of the i3 would be defeated.

This car was built as a pure all-electric city vehicle to make our cities more eco friendly and give us some more fresh air. The dynamics of the i3 are not meant to be used on race tracks or at high speeds, it wasn't built up like that.

Sure, removing the batteries would make the car incredibly light and fitting a N20 engine inside it with 245 HP would make it really fast but not so agile, despite its almost perfect weight distribution.

For a sporty feel and economy we have the i8 and that car will deliver everything people want from a sportive i3 but that's it. The i8 was built up like that, to servo to such a purpose and will handle the desire for high speeds with low fuel consumption and CO2 emissions.

Unless BMW thinks of removing the i8, an i3s or i3 M is highly unlikely for now, at least. Bottom line, the reason the i3 was brought to life is to be eco-friendly, not a drag race winner.
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