BMW i3 Coming into Focus

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Latest spy shots reveal the i3 EV's eyes and brings its shape further into focus.

With the BMW i3 penciled in for production next year and a near-production model residing at BMW's London Park Lane showroom, it appears the automaker is prepared to let its prototype out with less camo. These latest spy shots reveal the four-door concept's front and rear lights, while its lines and shape have come further into focus via the removal of some fake panels. The i3 utilizes BMW's new Live and Drive architecture, the Drive component being made up of a 168-hp rear-mounted electric motor.

BMW claim that the i3 will go from standstill to 40 mph in 4.0 seconds and onto 62 mph in 8 seconds. A six-hour charge will be enough for a 140-mile range. The i3 will join the i8 sportscar in a new line of electric vehicles from BMW as a dedicated sub-brand to parallel the M performance line, but with greener credentials.

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