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BMW i3 Revolution Began With a Vision

Imagining a future transportation model where innovation becomes the norm and carbon footprints are reduced to a toe in the sand were just part of the vision that brought about the BMW i3. The all-electric i3 is part of the next phase of personal mobility, where how you get from point A to point B is just as important as whether you get there at all. With a range extender that allows for up to 180 miles between charges and more than 28,000 public charging stations, the BMW i3 is the cure for “range phobia,” or the fear of running out of juice during a trip. See all the technology and innovation that goes into the i3 when you take a test drive at Chapman BMW on Camelback.

Carbon Fiber Brings Weight Down

One of the challenges of building an electric vehicle is coming up with just the right power to weight ratio. With an extensive use of carbon fiber reinforced plastic, BMW was able to cut the weight of the i3 without sacrificing safety. Carbon fiber reinforced plastic is only about half the weight of steel, but just as strong. It’s also a thinner material, resulting in a lighter and open feeling in the roomy cockpit. The interior also features a heavy usage of renewable and recycled materials, adding to the environmental appeal of the i3.

Technology Key to i3 Success

From the onboard navigation system that makes driving around unfamiliar territory a snap to the mobile integration that lets you use a smart watch or phone to control important vehicle functions, the advanced technology of the BMW i3 is what lures many customers to try their first electric vehicle. Opt for the Level 2 charging station and you can bring your i3 up to a full charge in just 4.5 hours. It only takes about 40 minutes to get an 80 percent charge with the DC combo fast charger. When you’re out on the road, the ChargeNow Card gives you access to more than 28,000 charging ports across the U.S.

Choose Your World Special Package

When you purchase your BMW i3, you can literally drive in your own little world. That’s due to the number of special “World” packages that offer different color and feature combinations. Deka World is a calming interior featuring grey cloth and blue accents. Mega World makes the best use of renewable materials with a cream-colored leather and special trim. Giga World adds on to the Deka World package with special wheels and rich color combinations in the interior. For the ultimate in sophistication, check out the Tera World package with high-end renewable materials and upscale craftsmanship. Compare all the models and take a test drive today when you visit Chapman BMW on Camelback.

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