BMW i Series models

BMW i Series models
BMW i is a sub-brand founded by the car manufacturer BMW in 2010, under which electric or semi-electric models from the car manufacturer have been offered since 2013.

The Project i was a development project of BMW with the aim of developing lightweight and environmentally friendly electric cars for urban transport. Among other things, this was intended to meet the future mobility needs of urban dwellers. The "Project i" consisted of three phases. In a first phase, the Mini E was field tested. The second phase was followed in 2012 by a test trial with the ActiveE, in the development of which the first results of the first phase were processed. The last phase was the development of the i3 and i8.

 

  • The BMW i3 is a high-roof hatchback city car manufactured and marketed by BMW with an electric powertrain using rear wheel drive via a single-speed transmission. Its underfloor Li-ion battery pack is offered in two capacities as well as with an optional range-extending gasoline engine. The i3 was BMW's first mass-produced zero emissions vehicle and was launched as part of BMW's electric vehicle sub-brand,
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  • The BMW i8 is a plug-in hybrid sports car developed by BMW. The i8 is part of BMW's electric fleet "Project i" being marketed as a new sub-brand, BMW i. The 2015 model year BMW i8 has a 7.1 kWh lithium-ion battery pack that delivers an all-electric range of 37 km (23 mi) under the New European Driving Cycle. Under the United States Environmental Protection Agency cycle, the range in EV mode is 24 km (15 mi) with a small amount of gasoline consumption. Its design is heavily influenced by the BMW M1 Homage concept car, which in turn pays homage to BMW's last production mid-engined sports car prior to the i8: the BMW M1