BMW i: cutting-edge technology and design for the ultimate sustainable driving machines
BMW i is about visionary electric vehicles. It’s about ground-breaking design and technology. It’s about premium desirability and unbeatable driving pleasure. And, at its core, it’s about sustainability and supporting personal mobility with an environmental conscience. This unique combination of attributes makes the BMW i range one of the most progressive, forward-thinking model lines on the market, with far more than just fuel consumption and tail-pipe emissions at its heart.
It all started with BMW EfficientDynamics, which, from the beginning, has represented a reduction in fuel consumption and emissions, while, at the same time, increasing performance and driving pleasure. This is standard in all BMW models, no matter their performance or price level. However, thanks to eDrive efficient motor and drive technologies, as well as intelligent lightweight construction and brilliant aerodynamic design, EfficientDynamics reaches its zenith with BMW i. From the all-electric BMW i3, a locally emission-free car for city driving that is sustainably designed throughout, to the radically uncompromised BMW i8 sports car, BMW electric cars aren’t just the future – they’re for today. Contact us to find out more, including BMW i prices and specifications.
BMW i is about more than just cars. It’s a philosophy that’s distilled into and evident throughout the whole company. For instance, 100% of the power used by the BMW i manufacturing plant in Leipzig is obtained from renewable energy sources, and BMW i is working with sustainable partners to make electricity from renewable sources easily accessible to BMW i drivers. BMW i high-performance lithium-ion high-voltage batteries are reused for intermediate power storage in solar or wind power systems, and BMW i is a pioneer in the processing of carbon fibres and their recycling. But it’s not just carbon and batteries: 95% of an i3 is recyclable. At every stage and in every area of BMW i, sustainability is found.
A sustainable attitude:
BMW LifeDrive is the first vehicle architecture to be created specifically for electric cars. Made up of the Life module, a carbon-fibre passenger cell, and the Drive module, the structure that holds the suspension, drive components and the high-voltage battery, the LifeDrive architecture is more space efficient, lighter and stronger than conventional vehicle structures. It was the first series-produced passenger cell made of carbon, a material that’s around 50% lighter than steel and 30% lighter than aluminium, and it translates to electric-drive cars that are imbued with BMW’s pure driving pleasure.
The journey of i3 carbon-fibre:
BMW eDrive technology is the result of years of development work on BMW EfficientDynamics. Instant power delivery, uninterrupted acceleration and silent, ultra-smooth refinement combine to deliver an unequalled driving experience. With innovative battery technology, advanced cooling systems and intelligent energy management systems, every BMW eDrive system boasts high performance, incredible efficiency and a long lifecycle. To find out more about the electric-only capabilities of BMW i models, get in touch with our knowledgeable BMW i experts.
- BMW i Navigation calculates the most efficient route to take, taking into account battery charge level, driving style, traffic conditions and topography, using real-time data
- BMW i Remote App shows detailed vehicle information – location, range and battery charge among many other parameters – and controls systems remotely, such as the air conditioning and charging function
- Battery Guard helps BMW i3 owners by monitoring the battery while it’s charging and notifying them of any problems
The BMW i3 provides all-electric driving for locally emission-free travel, and has been designed for city life, with a range of up to 124 miles in real-world driving, but that’s not to say you’re confined to the city. What’s more, the range extender version with its petrol engine allows you to travel well over 200 miles without having to recharge. The i3 may sound like an economy car without a hint of BMW driving pleasure, but, in fact, thanks to its lightweight construction and powerful electric motor, nothing could be further from the truth. Capable of 0-62mph in 7.2 seconds and with unmatched agility and responses compared to other economy cars, this really is the ultimate driving machine of its class. It’s an electric car that doesn’t make you pay for it, you could say.
New BMW i3:
The BMW i8 is the most progressive sports car on the road. Through intelligent lightweight carbon-fibre construction and beautifully efficient aerodynamic design, it delivers the excitement and performance of a full-blooded sports car with the efficiency of a supermini. No compromises, just the perfect combination of driving pleasure and environmental responsibility. It achieves this thanks to a highly advanced plug-in hybrid powertrain that combines a TwinPower Turbo 1.5-litre, 3-cylinder petrol engine and a powerful electric motor. The result is a 0-62mph time of just 4.4 seconds and the possibility of up to 134.5mpg in mixed driving conditions. It’s not just efficiency and performance, however. Its stunning interior is made with recyclable materials and with its carbon-fibre passenger cell and advanced driver assist technology, it’s incredibly safe too. To experience the amazing BMW i8, contact us to arrange a test drive.
BMW i8 design:
Electric cars have many advantages over conventional vehicles, and one is that you don’t ever have to visit a filling station again. In fact, you can have a fuel charge every morning, with the car having charged while you sleep. This can be done with the standard cable that’s supplied with all BMW i models or, if you haven’t got the luxury of leaving it for an overnight charge, with a BMW i Wallbox. This is a wall-mounted charging station which increases charging capacity, reduces charging time and makes for the ideal design accessory for BMW i vehicles. The installation service is customisable to your needs, and BMW i will also arrange a green electricity contract with a renewable energy provider, for pure motoring sustainability.
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