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2015 BMW i3 official photos

Mon, 29 Jul 2013 00:00:00 -0700

The BMW i3 has been officially released as of today, simultaneously worldwide in London, New York City and Beijing.

The city car is powered by an electric motor producing the equivalent of 170 hp and 184 lb-ft of torque. The rear-wheel-drive, 2,635-pound car can sprint to 62 mph (100 kph) in 7.2 seconds and can achieve a range as high as 118 miles. An optional 650cc two-cylinder gasoline engine is available as a range extender for a combined 186-mile range.

Check out the gallery above and read our full drive review of this surprisingly agile car here.

Starting at $42,275, the i3 is set to arrive in showrooms second quarter of 2014.

By Max Gilles