BMW’s all-electric family car – the i3, is due for an upgrade, as seen by spy pictures of the prototypes in the past. One such test mule has been caught on camera again, showing us how the new car would look like.
The new i3 is expected to be powered by an entirely reworked powertrain. Our sources state that the new iteration could make around 200bhp, which is 30bhp more than the current car. This would give it more performance to beat the current 0-100kmph time of 7.3sec before going on to hit a higher top speed which currently stands at 150kmph. But despite the hike in power, the driving range is expected to be increased by as much as 50 per cent.
With close to 60,000 i3s and 10,000 i8s on the road since 2013, BMW expects their EVs to make for25 per cent of the brand’s volume by the year 2025. We can anticipate the updated i3 to hit markets worldwide in the first quarter of 2018.