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BMW i3 to be Unveiled July 29th 3
Posted by Kelly Levinsohn in 2013 BMW i3, Automotive News, BMW, Concept car news, electric car, Frankfurt Auto Show, Popular on 07 3rd, 2013

BMW i3

BMW will officially unveil their final production version of the all electric i3 at the end of the month.

The i3 is the first car from the German manufacturer’s all electric range. The next car in BMW’s electric i-range, will be the i8 supercar, which will debut at the Frankfurt Auto Show in September.

BMW’s space-like i3 will make it’s debut on July 29th. Ironically enough, this is two years to the day since the i3 Concept was unveiled. 

The i3 will be offered with a 168hp, all electric powertrain, as well as plug-in range-extender which is called the REx.

In anticipation of the unveiling of the ‘greener’  electric BMW, the company has launched a teaser video as part of it’s marketing campaign and, of course, to get people talking about the car.

The video features people posing for pictures and jumping up and down – then it asks the viewer to learn a new German word: “Vorfreude” which means ‘anticipation’.

The teaser seems a bit strange, with no mention or image of the car until the end of the video, when we see a simple silhouette of the i3. It ends with the tag line “Born Electric” – which is cute. And appropriate.

Gallery: The all new, all electric BMW i3 –

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From the silhouette, we can imagine that the production ready version of the i3 will probably be identical to it’s concept.

Although the teaser video is odd and the car looks a little like a Martian’s car, people are still excited about BMW’s latest creation. And if it helps to protect the planet, who are we to complain?

See for yourself: You can make up your own mind about the rather interesting teaser video –

Source: Carbuzz

Audi A2 Getting Resurrected 18
Posted by Alex Ion in 2013 BMW i3, audi, Audi A2, Automotive News, Green Auto on 03 18th, 2011

Audi appears to be considering resurrection of the A2 model. The move has been rumored for a long time, but the latest reports suggest that several proposals are under consideration for production. However we did not receive any official confirmation yet.

Speculations have it that the new A2 will be futuristic, featuring low volume and state-of-the-art technology. Also we came to know that the model would be given much emphasis to fuel efficiency and lightness, like that of the original vehicle.

The vehicle will ride on the new Multi-material Space Frame (MSF) which is constructed out of steel, aluminum and carbon fiber reinforced plastic. If it is so, the auto would weigh 800 kg (1,765 lbs) thereby making it one of the lightest cars on the market.

We haven’t got hold of details on the power source of the vehicle. It is speculated that the vehicle will essentially be an electric model. We also expect the forthcoming new A2 to evolve as a competitor to 2013 BMW i3 as well.

(via WCF)