BMW i is the expression of a vision of innovative mobility services, inspired design and a new understanding of premium automobiles that are distinguished by their sustainability. With the BMW-i sub brand, BMW Group applies a comprehensive strategy. BMW i redefines the idea of individual mobility concepts tailor-made vehicle, using systems designed to be sustainable throughout the value chain and offering additional mobility services.
The BMW brand is presented to the public the i world with two models. On one hand the BMW Concept i3, so far identified by the name of Megacity Vehicle, is the first electric car manufactured in series BMW Group has been specifically designed to be up to future challenges posed by urban mobility. It is also the first electric car in the premium segment, capable of interpreting the qualities typical of the brand and projecting into the future.
On the other hand, the BMW Concept i8, a sports car next generation of progressive, innovative and intelligent. Thanks to its hybrid concept PlugIn kind, combines the qualities of a combustion engine with the advantages of an electric motor to make it possible to experience exceptional driving experiences, and while ensuring reduced fuel consumption and prevent environmental pollution.
The BMW Concept i3 is the vehicle designed to be consistently sustainable urban traffic. Being a car that only has an electric motor and tailored to sustainable mobility and emission-free, is the smartest way to travel in urban and suburban.
It is a concept vehicle with a coherent global. Every detail has been designed and optimized according to their later use in the auto-mobile. The BMW Concept i3 is lightweight, safe, spacious and dynamic architecture with innovative LifeDrive. Innovative materials and intelligent use of lightweight materials not only achieve high autonomy and high impact resistance, but also contribute to a highly dynamic behavior. The electric motor applies its force on the rear axle is rated at 125 kW (170 bhp) and substantial torque of 250 Nm.
Added to this is a very small turning radius. Thanks to these qualities, BMW’s behavior is extremely agile i3. The BMW Concept i3 is able to stop the clock in under four seconds to accelerate from 0 to 60 km/h and accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h takes less than eight seconds.
The so-called Life-module allows the cabin be very wide, as it has a unique design not based on the adaptation of existing platforms. The careful selection of materials to create an environment of open and transparent in the cabin, where it is possible to feel very comfortable from the start.
The cabin mainly uses components manufactured from renewable raw materials, so obvious the sustainability of the car. Parts of the dashboard and door linings are visible natural fiber. The natural leather upholstery of the seats gives the cabin an environment that exudes comfort.
The BMW Concept is a car i3 very suitable for daily use, since it has four comfortable seats, doors that open in opposite directions and in wide angle, has a trunk with a volume of about 200 liters and has a functional space to store additional objects in the front.
The innovative connectivity features manage to create a network that includes the BMW Concept i3 in the world that determines the client’s lifestyle. Using the remote functions that are accessed with a Smartphone, you can locate the car, get information about the nearest charging stations, charging ahead and put the battery power by simply pressing a button and receive data related to the current the vehicle. The driver with the help of various intelligent assistance in adverse driving situations such as traffic jams or accidents, so you can reach your destination more relaxed and confident.
The BMW Concept i8 is a car that brings to life the fascinating vision of a modern and sustainable sports car. The innovative hybrid kind of BMW i8 PlugIn Concept includes the electric motor i3 modified BMW Concept acting on the front and a combustion engine, three-cylinder high-performance 164 kW (223 hp) and 300 Nm applied strength in the rear. Combining these two engines, the BMW Concept has benefits i8 own a sports car, combined with the consumption of a small car.
No vehicle with a combustion engine of similar power is able to match the performance of the BMW Concept i8: acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h in less than 5 seconds and average fuel consumption in the European test cycle of less than 3 liters per 100 kilometers. The BMW Concept i8 has a range of up to 35 miles with only its electric motor, with its accumulator iónlitio large that can be charged by simply connecting a conventional outlet. The 2+2 car seat offers extra space for all kinds of situations, so it is a perfectly serviceable car in everyday use.
LifeDrive architecture of the BMW Concept i8 was specifically designed according to the sporty character of this model. The engine acts on the front and makes it on the rear axle are joined together by a so-called “energy keel”, which is hosting the high voltage battery. With this configuration, the car’s center of gravity is very low, which contributes to its excellent dynamic qualities. Mounting the engines above the axles and the balanced distribution of all components results in an optimal distribution of weight on the axles.
The fascinating design clearly hints at the qualities of the BMW Concept i8. Its dynamic proportions i8 get the BMW Concept seems to be moving even when parked, expressing his outstanding performance. The sporty character is also evident in the cabin. This model is designed around the driver, so the wheel of the BMW Concept i8 exceptional sensations are experienced.