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BMW Unveils New i3 and i3S

Leading the way again into a future where electrified vehicles are the norm and not the exception, BMW recently announced a new era of mobility with the i3 and all-new i3S. The BMW i3 is already a popular commuter car, but now comes with a wider and sportier look. The i3S offers an extremely dynamic option in electrified vehicles, with powerfully shaped exterior body style, a sports suspension that delivers a lower ride and a high-performance motor with a Sport option. Both the new BMW i3 and i3S will be coming to Chapman BMW on Camelback later this year.

Enhanced i3 Morphs into Efficient Machine

Even though it is the best-selling compact electric vehicle in the premium market, the i3 underwent some tweaking by BMW engineers to offer refreshed styling, new digital programs and some cutting-edge features. BMW has improved the handling of the i3 by updating the Dynamic Stability Control. This new traction control feature guarantees supreme handling in all types of weather conditions, with greater agility at faster speeds and through tight corners. The powerful electric engine pumps out 170 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque, more than enough to get your attention in this small, sophisticated vehicle. By pairing the motor with a one-speed automatic transmission, you’ll get a continuous buildup of power that propels the new i3 from 0 to 60 mph in just 7.2 seconds on the way to a top speed of 93 mph.

New i3S Delivers More Performance

If you want a little more zip in your giddy up while still driving a zero-emission vehicle, check out the BMW i3S. The i3S has a 184-horsepower engine that provides nearly 200 pound-feet of torque to get to 60 mph in just 6.8 seconds on the way to a top track speed of 100 mph. Select the SPORT mode to ignite a quicker accelerator response and fine tune the steering for even more road control. You can get a range extender  gas-powered two-cylinder engine on both the BMW i3 and i3S to propel a generator that charges the high-voltage battery. This increases the maximum range from a little less than 100 miles to almost 180 miles.

iDrive Provides Intuitive Interface

Both versions of the BMW i3 come with iDrive, an intuitive system for handling all the communication, infotainment and navigation functions of your vehicle. When you get the navigation option, the display is a large 10.25-inch screen with high definition resolution. Advanced voice recognition lets you control all the iDrive functions while you keep your eyes on the road. Stay in touch with Chapman BMW on Camelback to see when you can test drive the new i3 and i3S.

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