BMW's i3 city car will cost £25,680 when it goes on sale at the end of this month
BMW's i3 city car will cost £25,680 when it goes on sale at the end of this month. That price includes the government's £5000 electric vehicle grant.
That price is for the pure-electric version, with 168bhp and a top speed of 93mph coming from its synchronous electric motor.
The i3 is based around BMW's 'Life Module' concept, and uses a carbonfibre reinforced plastic body structure. It rides on a chassis made of almost pure aluminium.
BMW has yet to release official prices for the range-extender model, although it is believed to command a significant premium over the base model of the i3.
Autocar recently had the chance to drive a prototype of the i3, where it transpired to be a practical and individual alternative to existing city cars.
Order books for the i3 will open towards the end of this month, with the first deliveries expected in October.