BMW i, BMW’s revolutionary new sub-brand, is a long awaited treasure that features electric drive systems and premium mobility services, and it is available through a selection of high profile locations in the UK – including five Cooper BMW Centres!To date over 6,000 people have shown an interest in the i brand, and now the time has come to place deposits on both the i3 megacity and i8 sports car, the only two fully electric models to be put into initial production.
The BMW i3 is the first fully electric model made by BMW, featuring a lightweight all aluminium chassis and passenger cell made from carbon fibre reinforced plastic – once again a lightweight option for this futuristic motor vehicle.
In addition to manufacturing a car of the future, BMW i will encompass a range of services for mobility. This will result in optimised space for parking, smart navigation systems, a recharging infrastructure and access to other vehicles ‘on demand’. This is undoubtedly the most comprehensive ownership package that any manufacturer has offered surrounding electric mobility.
A dealer principal from one of the chosen Cooper BMW dealerships has said: “We are delighted to have been appointed as a BMW i Agent. BMW i is not just a new addition to the BMW brand it is also a significant milestone for the automotive industry. BMW is the first premium manufacturer to offer purpose built electric vehicles and support solutions to the UK Market. With BMW i, we are offering game-changing technology that will revolutionise the way we move through a completely new driving and ownership experience.”
The BMW Concept i3 will go on sale at Cooper BMW dealerships at Croydon, Norwich, Reading, Teesside and Tunbridge Wells in November 2013.