BMW Group officially announced the official map of the new BMW i3, and will be the first to launch the i3 eDrive35L model in the future. As a pure electric version of the new BMW 3 Series, the new car will be produced at the BMW Brilliance plant and launched in the Chinese market in May.
The appearance of the new BMW i3 uses the design style of the new BMW 3 series that has not yet been released. At the same time, it uses a new closed kidney grille. The new front surround design makes the whole vehicle look more sporty. The official mentions that the new BMW i3 will be 110mm longer than the standard wheelbase version of the 3 Series. The length of the car will reach 4872mm, the wheelbase will be 2966mm, and the luggage space will be 410 liters. In addition, the official mentions that the new car will be equipped with the BMW OS8 system, including functions such as digital keys, which also means that the BMW i3 will use the company’s latest iDrive 8 system.
The new BMW i3 eDrive35L will be equipped with the fifth-generation eDrive power technology. The maximum motor power is 210kW, the peak torque is 400N m, and the battery capacity is 70.3kWh. The new car’s 0-100km/h acceleration is only 6.2 seconds, and the cruising range reaches 526km (CLTC), in the fast charging mode, the new car only needs 35 minutes to charge 10-80%, and the cruising range of 97km can be obtained by charging for ten minutes.
BMW i3 owners can enjoy free high-voltage battery 8-year or 160,000-km warranty, motor and control unit 8-year or 120,000-km warranty, lifetime accident rescue service, 3-year connected driving service and 10-year connected driving basic service, as well as road assistance, Vehicle health checks, proactive customer support services. During the vehicle warranty period, customers can enjoy free 7×24-hour road assistance, and free towing services to the nearest charging station when the power battery is about to run out or has run out.
The domestic BMW i3 still has different design ideas from the BMW 3 Series. The new car has a larger outline of the double-kidney air intake grille, supplemented by a chrome-plated decorative frame, and adopts a fully enclosed design. The new-style “Angel Eye” headlights use more three-dimensional lines and are more layered. The new front surround has redesigned the shape of the lower air intake, and the more angular lines have a stronger three-dimensional effect.
On the side of the body, the new-style “shark gills” side vents extend a three-dimensional ridge line all the way to the rear door, forming a perfect interaction with the waistline of the body, further optimizing the aerodynamic performance of the vehicle. The new style of 19-inch aerodynamic wheels and low rolling resistance tires can effectively reduce wind resistance and energy consumption. The BMW i3 has a drag coefficient of 0.24Cd. The length, width and height of the new car are 4872mm/1846mm/1481mm respectively, and the wheelbase is 2966mm, which is larger than the BMW 3 Series long wheelbase version and has a longer wheelbase.
2023 BMW i3 eDrive35 L Front View 3/4
At the rear of the vehicle, we can see the familiar three-dimensional suspended LED taillights. The newly designed rear surround makes the rear more sporty. The contours of the rear diffusers on both sides of the rear are particularly exaggerated, giving it the feeling of a sports modified car. The new car supports BMW Digital Key, which allows users to easily unlock the vehicle simply by holding their mobile phone close to the door. After entering the vehicle, place the phone on the wireless charging pad to start the vehicle.
Compared with the BMW 3 Series, the BMW i3 has a stronger sense of technology. The entire center console adopts a penetrating floating curved screen, which integrates a 14.9-inch touch screen and a 12.3-inch digital instrument panel. Slightly tilted towards the driver, the new interface layout and interaction concept, the instrument panel and the central display can cooperate with each other.
The system uses the new BMW iDrive 8.0 operating system. There are 24 small programs such as WeChat in-vehicle version, Tencent Small Scene 2.0, QQ Music, Himalaya, etc. In addition, the vehicle also supports CarPlay. And support OTA remote upgrade.
In terms of interior ambient lighting, the “Angel Wings” welcome light blanket, LED welcome pedals are equipped under the front and rear doors, and the new car comes standard with 9 combinations of ambient ambient lighting. Straight waterfall atmosphere light that moves like a waterfall when the light is lit. The application of the new “function island” design concept has greatly reduced the number of physical buttons, and the traditional gear lever has been replaced by a delicate and compact lever.
2023 BMW i3 eDrive35 L Rear View 3/4
The seat is wrapped in Sensatec 2.0 synthetic leather, which is environmentally friendly, breathable, and has a delicate touch. The seat cushion and backrest are thicker than those of the 3 Series. The new car is also equipped with a panoramic sunroof and electric sunshade, the new car is also equipped with 3-zone automatic air conditioning, and supports independent control of the rear temperature zone. Optional Harman/Kardon high-end audio system, a total of 17 audio speakers with a total power of 535W, through 360 ° surround sound.
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