The Bavarian automaker’s first electric city car, the BMW i3 has been spied during winter testing in Sweden recently. Due to the fact that customers will be able to buy this new premium model sometime in 2013, there will most likely be a long way until we get to see the i3 undisguised.
We do however have some mechanical details about the 2012 BMW i3, and they say that power is provided by an electric motor which generates around 150 bhp, thanks to which the car will be able to cover up to 124 miles before having to recharge.
According to various sources the 2013 BMW i3 will be able to travel at speeds of up to 90 mph, and the car’s architecture is composed from an aluminium chassis and a carbon fiber reinforced plastic passenger cell.
BMW intends to produce more than 30,000 i3s per year at the company’s plant in Leipzig, the same place were the upcoming i8 will also get assembled.
Watch the 2013 BMW i3 spy video after the jump.
2013 BMW i3 spy video :