BMW i3 model has got a higher battery capacity

May 24, 2016 at 18:22

The fact that in the near future the number of BMW i3 hatchback versions will increase, it was already known. Now the Bavarians opened the official data about the modernized model. The compact novelty will be launched into markets in 2016 summer and it will cost 900 Euros more.

2016 BMW i3 modernzed version will hit the markets picture

2016 BMW i3 modernzed version will hit the markets picture

The main innovation was the appearance of the version with a 33 kW/h battery in the brand’s line-up (the previous capacity makes 22 kW/ h, and it will be also available for buyers). Due to the battery size saving an electric car can pass around 300 kilometers. Earlier, it was 190 km. Even if the driver moves in the cold weather, uses the air conditioner or heating, the distance will make around 200 km.

The back view of the car with the improved battery capacity photo

The back view of the car with the improved battery capacity photo

The power unit of the upgraded version is unchanged. It is presented by an engine with the capacity of 125 kW (170 hp), and possibility to disperse the BMW i3 from 0 to 100 km / h in 7.3 seconds. Range Extender modification with 650 cc gasoline engine is also available with two types of batteries. The total driving distance of a hybrid model with a larger fuel tank is about 350 km. The time of a constant-current battery charge to 80% will take 40 minutes. It will need an hour for full charging.

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