BMW is introducing a new model – i3s, which is an updated version of the BMW i3, which came into the automobile market for the first time in 2014. In terms of performance and looks, this latest electric car has been designed not only to make it eco-friendly, but also to give it a sporty look.
The BMW i3s will make global debut in September, at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show. The price hasn’t been made public yet, but it’s only known that the price will be announced at a later date.
The small electric car has been assembled with a 199 lb.-ft. (270 Nm) of torque and upgraded wheels and tire package. It also owns an optional 2-cylinder gasoline driven range-extending, generator, helping the i3s’s range to reach a more 180 miles. The car is light-weighted and is geared with an enhanced electric power train, making it swift and receptive. According to BMW, the i3s can sprint from 0 mph to 60 mph in a mere 6.8 seconds and attain a top speed of 100 mph. Compared to the i3 which owns a top speed of 70 mph, this model has made quite an improvement. There is an estimated improvement of 0.4 seconds in the latest i3s. As a contrast to the existing i3 model having 170 horsepower, the i3s owns a more effective 184 horsepower electric motor. Also, in terms of performance capabilities like motor speed range and torque, i3s will be 40% superior to the i3.
The interior is packed with BMW’s latest tech goodies like iDrive 6 infotainment system that runs on a 10.25-inch wide screen. The car owns the eco-friendly tag not only in terms of emission, but also with the usage of renewable materials to build 80 percent of the surfaces visible to the passengers.