2011 LA: BMW i3 Concept electrifies LA

BMW’s i brand and its i Concepts are making their North American debut today at the 2011 LA Auto Show. First is the new BMW i3 Concept, a production version of which will arrive in markets in 2013.

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The BMW i3 Concept is a 4-passenger full-electric model that has the capability to travel a total range of 80 to 100 miles. Size wise, the BMW i3 compares to the Mini Cooper but stands 5.2 inches higher than the hatchback.

We highly doubt all the specs you see here will make it to production but you can expect something similar in 2013.

Refresher: Power for the BMW i3  Concept comes from an electric-motor that sits on the rear axle and produces 170-hp with a maximum torque of 184 lb-ft. That gives the BMW i3 Concept the ability to go from 0 to 37 mph in under 4 seconds and from 0 to 62 mph in less than 8 seconds. The single-speed gearbox sends power to the rear wheels and keeps sending it until the i3 hits a top speed of 93 mph. On a full charge, the BMW i3 Concept can travel a total range of 80 to 100 miles. The battery can be fully recharged in 6 hours from a standard power socket and can reach 80 percent charge in just one hour if you use the high-speed charger.

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– By: Omar Rana