BMW of Fairfax is excited to announce the first arrival of BMW's new electric lineup, the BMW i3. No other project in the electric space has generated more buzz than BMW's i series initiative, and everyone has been patiently waiting to see what they had in store. As one of the most innovative BMW vehicles produced to date, the German automaker has truly outdone itself again, and have made it clear about ambitions of being the new face for electric vehicles.
The electric powered BMW i3 possesses a respectable 170 hp and 184 lb.-ft. of torque. With a 22-kWh lithium-ion battery pack, the BMW i3 can travel approximately 100 miles on a single charge, slightly higher than the average electric vehicle. For those who will require more driving range have the option of purchasing a gasoline powered two-cylinder, 34-horsepower rear engine, which doubles the vehicles range and also provides a more convenient option to power your vehicle.
With charging an electric vehicle being a major hurdle for electric car owners, the BMW i3 comes with a surplus of features and services designed to provide and assist drivers with more convenient powering options. For starters, owners of the BMW i3 will receive a home charger installation service. The vehicle is equipped with a custom navigation system programmed to find public electric stations. Also, BMW i3 owners will have access to smartphone apps that allow them to monitor their battery level and also check charging status. With electric cars becoming evermore prevalent in society, sooner or later this will be the least of worries.
The BMW i3 is the first car to be built on BMW's LifeDrive architecture model, composed of a carbon fiber-reinforced plastic Life Module that acts as a safety barrier for the driver, and an aluminum Drive Module that braces the rear-mounted electric motor and suspension. The interior is lined with Kenar, which a new innovative eco-friendly fiber-like material, and chemical-free processed wood trims, all with the purpose of enhancing comfort while remaining environmentally responsible.
The i3 will debut in three trim levels, which will branded as: Mega, Giga and Tera. Mega will be standard in the U.S. BMW of Fairfax
is thrilled to have the new BMW i3 be a part of our BMW family. We understand the significance of being environmentally responsible, and having the BMW i3 gives us assurance that we are on the right path. We expect this to be the beginning of a whole new revolution for electric cars.
Interested in learning more about this exciting addition to the BMW lineup? Stop by BMW of Fairfax today! We are conveniently situated at 8427 Lee Highway in Fairfax, VA