BMW may have redesign in the works for i3 next yearBy Robin-Leigh Chetty 28 November 2016 | Categories: News
Over the past few months, we've been covering BMW's plan to unveil new all-electric vehicles over the next couple years. One of the company's current offerings, the BMW i3 is due for a redesign and sources at Reuters say a new model may be on the way next year.
According to those close to the company, the 2017 i3 will make enhancements both externally and internally. For the latter, the driving range will receive a significant upgrade, currently sitting at 300 kilometres from a fully charged engine. While no definitive number has been mentioned, it's believed to yield as high as 50% more kilometres than its predecessor.
On the cosmetic sides of things, an overhaul of the i3's front and rear has been touted. We're pretty partial to it, but some say it's a tad too boxy, so something a bit sleeker may not hurt. With Tesla set to arrive in the country in coming years, it appears manufacturers will be vying to be the EV carmaker of choice in SA.
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