When BMW decided that they would produce some environmentally friendly cars they were to be given their own image. A fresh model designation free from the “series” line required a new name. An obvious choice would have been “E” but that letter is used in BMW’s model family design already. It was decided, that as with most things of the past 10 years, the letter “i” would precede the name. The Germans have shown the i3 city car and i8 sports car before, but now BMW looks to expand upon these models.
The BMW i3 Coupe Concept is, as the name suggests, a coupe variation of the soon to be launched i3. The concept car features a sloping roofline and a more stylistic approach to the rear end. The design language is brilliant and actually makes the i3 look like a car of the future. Power is sent to the rear wheels via a 170BHP electric motor that also produces 184lb-ft of torque. The range of the i3 is 100 miles thanks to the utilisation of light weight carbon fibre construction.
Judging by the concept, this car is almost ready for production and will likely launch just after the i3 four-door hatchback next year.