Filed under: Hatchback
According to Automotive News
, the BMW i3
electric hatchback will likely be priced around $40,000, or similar to that of a well-equipped 3 Series
sedan, when it goes on sale later this year. This information was revealed during an interview where AN spoke to Ludwig Willisch, CEO of BMW North America. The i3 will likely qualify for a $7,500 tax credit from the US federal government, though AN reports that a BMW
spokesperson could not confirm this just yet.
In addition to the all-electric i3, BMW will offer a range-extended version
that uses a 0.65-liter two-cylinder motorcycle engine and auxiliary generator to charge the car's battery on the go. Automotive News
says pricing for this model is still unclear, as is whether or not the range-extended i3 will be eligible for the $7,500 tax credit. Of course, buyers needing a vehicle for longer trips will be able to borrow one from the automaker
also reports that the majority of BMW's 338 dealers in the United States will be able to sell the i3, as well as the upcoming i8
hybrid sports car. Dealerships have until June of this year to opt out of this program, however.
Official pricing for the i3 will be revealed closer to the car's launch later this year.BMW i3 to be priced around $40,000
originally appeared on Autoblog
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