During the month of may the gala brand announced that his BMW i3 extended its range of autonomy up to 300 kilometres through the incorporation of a new battery. This news was materialized from the summer, when BMW began with the new 33 kWh batteryelectric urban marketing. The battery takes up exactly the same space, and improve it to what was previously offered is nothing less than 33%. For his part, the performance dynamic remained unchanged.
Makes two or three weeks we talked about about the future of the BMW i3. This was the first car of the brand subsidiary BMW i, offering is in them dealers from all the world to end of 2013 or principles of 2014, depending on the market. We mentioned that BMW sales i3 were not being very numerous, and is really hard to see units of this model through the streets.
The director of the BMW project i3, Heinrich Schwackhoefer, declared recently told Automotive News that we could expect a generational BMW i3, although it could not rule on when would be real and reach our streets. It also commented that the i3 project not seen internally as a failure despite its low number of sales.
Now is that a regular German called Welt am Sonntag, says that a deep review could appear in the small urban electric of BMW in the next year 2017. In addition to a generous shift aesthetic with new shapes and design, would appear improvements dynamics in terms of the capacity of the battery is concerned. According to this German medium, would furnish a new battery that would extend autonomy over 300 kilometers of the i3, although range growth would be lower than 50%, that is, it would be between 300 and 450 km of autonomy with a single recharge.
Source – Reuters and Welt am Sonntag