After we saw the i3 Concept, the Bavarian manufacturer decided to make an even smaller version of its upcoming electric car: ladies and gentlemen, this is the Bmw i3 Concept Coupe. Set to make its world debut at the 2012 LA Auto Show, the new i3 Concept Coupe represents a pioneering form of urban mobility that makes sustainability awareness an intrinsic part of the premium profile.
The car is powered by an electric motor, which delivers a maximum output of 125 kW/170 hp and peak torque of 250 Newton metres (184 lb-ft). Power is delivered to the rear wheels via a single-speed transmission. Energy comes from the lithium-ion storage cells under the floor.
The battery units have the effect of lowering the centre of gravity considerably, which further adds to the vehicle's sensationally agile handling.
In terms of design, the car is in fact a shorter version of the i3 Concept with three doors and an impressive Solar Orange metallic finish. Moreover, the car features a high-gloss black finish on the bonnet, roof and boot lid, as well as on the body's black lower edge. Measuring 3,964 millimetres in length, 1,768 wide and 1,555 high, the BMW i3 Concept Coupe can be noted for its highly individual proportions.
What is more interesting is that the wheelbase is unchanged from that of the standard BMW i3 at 2,570 millimetres. Inside, the car offers the sense of spaciousness typical of the BMW i brand and it is combined with an exclusive lounge-style ambience in the two individual rear seats.