Is it true this rumor about the BMW i3?

Vista delantera del BMW i3 2

During the past month of may the brand gala announced that its BMW i3 extended range of autonomy up to 300 miles, thanks to the addition of a new battery. This news was seen materialized from the summer, when BMW started the commercialization of the urban power with the new battery for 33 kWh. The battery occupies exactly the same space, and improve on what is offered above is nothing less than the 33 %. For his part, the dynamic performance remained unchanged.

two or three weeks Ago we were talking about the future of the BMW i3. This was the first car of the brand subsidiary, BMW i, to be offered at dealers around the world to the end of 2013 or early 2014, depending on the market. We commented that the sales of the BMW i3 were not being very numerous, and it is really hard to see units of this model by the streets.

BMW i3 33 kWh

The project director of the BMW i3, Heinrich Schwackhoefer, stated recently Automotive News that we might expect a change of generations of the BMW i3, although it could not rule on when it would be real and would come to our streets. He also commented that the project of the i3 was not viewed internally as a failure despite its low number of sales.

Now it turns out that a German newspaper called Welt am Sonntag, says that a in-depth review could appear in the small urban electric BMW in the next year and 2017. In addition to a generous aesthetic change with new shapes and design, the idea dynamic improvements in terms of the capacity of the battery refers. According to this half-German, equiparía a new battery that will extend the autonomy by over 300 kilometres of current i3, even though the growth range would be lower than 50 %, that is to say, would be between 300 and 450 km of battery life on a single recharge.

Source – Reuters and Welt am Sonntag