The electric hatchback BMW i3 next year will get a more capacious battery pack.
At the moment, declared a reserve of the BMW i3 is 300 km on the European NEDC cycle. In practice, however, the electric car can travel without replenishing the stock battery is not more than 200 miles even under ideal weather conditions on and off the climate control system.
Next year, BMW will begin to match i3 electric cars with a battery capacity of 42.5 kWh, which will replace the current battery is 33 kWh and will increase the cruising range of the hatchback by about 25%.
In mid-September at the Frankfurt motor show debuted an updated version of the i3, which after restyling appeared “sports modification of s index. BMW i3s equipped with the upgraded synchronous electric motor, the output of which amounted to 184 HP and 270 Nm of torque.
This is 14 forces and 20 Nm more than the recoil of the standard engine of the electric vehicle. BMW i3s are able to accelerate from standstill to 100 km/h in 6.9 seconds (0.3 seconds faster than the normal i3), and its maximum speed is 160 km per hour.
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