Santa Barbara BMW Explores the BMW i3 Concept

Santa Barbara BMW explores the latest information about the upcoming electric drive concept car, the BMW i3Concept. SBAlogo5

Santa Barbara BMW is pleased to share the latest news and updates regarding the exciting development of the BMW i3 Concept.  This unique vehicle is designed to deliver the ultimate electric driving experience thanks to innovative technology from BMW.  The electric motor of the BMW i3 Concept is designed to function within an urban environment and will provide agility, functionality, and luxurious comfort.  The concept car is expected to have 125 kW and 170hp.  The BMW i3 Concept accelerates from 0-37mph in just under 4 seconds and 0-60 in less than eight seconds.

Clean Electric Power

The BMW i3 Concept features 100% clean electric power.  Thanks to the “single pedal control” coasting mode and acceleration and braking system, the car will disconnect the drive train while the vehicle is coasting to decrease its power consumption and take advantage of the car’s own kinetic energy.

The battery of the BMW i3 Concept is a lithium-ion battery which is optimized to significantly reduce external influences on the vehicles power.  It features an intelligent heating/cooling system to keep the battery operating at the optimal temperature in all climates to increase the life expectancy of the cells.

The lithium-ion battery of the BMW i3 Concept can be fully charged in just four hours when plugged into an installed wallbox.  With the help of a DC-fast charger, the car can be charged to 80% power in just half an hour.

Ongoing Innovation

Also, thanks to eDrive technology, the BMW i3 Concept provides a uniquely efficient driving experience that does not compromise power or control.  The electric motor is continuously developed and refined by BMW engineers to provide even more refined power.  The newly developed e-motor is already in use in the BMW ActiveE.  Also, the body of the BMW i3 Concept is designed for city driving, ideal to maneuver into small spaces with a small turning circle and direct steering responses.

In addition to improved performance and efficiency, the BMW i3 Concept offers drivers a luxuriously roomy and comfortable interior.  The car is built to accommodate four passengers and includes 200 liters of trunk space for luggage or equipment.

The BMW i3 Concept is still in development, but California BMW fans can keep abreast of the latest news, updates and information about this exciting car by visiting their local BMW dealership – Santa Barbara BMW.

About Santa Barbara Auto Group

Santa Barbara Auto Group is conveniently located off the 101 and Hope Ave and proudly serves Santa Barbara and the greater Southern California area.  Santa Barbara Auto Group is an authorized BMW dealer and features a wide array of new and pre-owned BMW vehicles.  The sales department at Santa Barbara Auto Group has one purpose – to exceed customers’ expectations from test drive to delivery.  The professional sales team is committed to a no-pressure, high integrity approach to every ownership experience.  Santa Barbara Auto Group also features a dedicated professional service department and a state-of-the-art facility offering the most current diagnostic and repair equipment available and highly skilled factory-trained technicians to deliver efficient quality vehicle care.

Santa Barbara Auto Group is dedicated to providing the best sales and service experience in Southern California.  To learn more about any of the popular BMW models including the BMW 3-Series, 5-Series, or Z4 Roadster, feel free to call, email, or stop by for friendly personal service.

Santa Barbara Auto Group

402 S Hope Ave

Santa Barbara, CA 93105

(805) 682-2000

2013-06-03T09:53:31+00:00June 3rd, 2013|BMW|