2014 BMW i3 Electric Car debut on July 29

BMW i3 electric car will be introduced on 29th July 2013. The price of BMW i3 will be around Rs 20lakhs with 128 to 160 KM mileage.

BMW, the Bavarian automaker, has announced the official date for unveiling their new ‘i3’ electric car. The concept was displayed two years back at Frankfort Motor Sport. BMW i3 will come in front of the world on 29th of July. It will be a first mass production electric car for the company.

The car seems to be of next era with revised bumpers, shorter rear doors and new light clusters on front and rear. It has sub-compact size and like in Tata Nano, it is powered at the rear end and is a rear wheel drive. Except that, the i3 stand ideal among any other vehicle. Being an electric car, it is powered by an electric motor and a petrol burner developing 172Ps power and 249Nm torque. Its lithium-ion battery can give mileage from 128 to 160 km, once being charged. It comes with optional range extending twin-cylinder gasoline engine which can give mileage up to 300km.

Though not revealed by the company, the expected price of BMW i3 is around Rs 20lakhs. The i3 is having very high demands in Europe with already having 100,000 pending requests. BMW is expected to price car 29,000 euros (Rs22.65 lakhs) in Germany. The launch of i3 in India will definitely be interesting but still, the response of Indian market to electric car is a mystery.