A few weeks before BMW is slated to reveal its latest offerings at the upcoming 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show, the German premium carmaker is introducing the newest iteration of its BMW i3 electric city car. The latest tweaks and updates on the 2018 BMW i3 might not be a surprise, but BMW went along and dropped a bombshell as it introduced the sportier performance version of the i3, the all-new BMW i3s.
Compared to the new i3, the new i3s is lower by 10 mm, thanks to a sports suspension. Its tracks are also wider by 40 mm, as highlighted by the broader high-gloss black wheel arch moldings. The new i3s rides – as standard – on exclusive 20- inch light-alloy wheels in bicolor double-spoke design.
Both the new i3 and the new i3s feature -- as standard -- full-LED headlights that employ LED units for low beam, high beam and daytime running lights. Their new turn signal indicators – now integrated into the front apron in the form of horizontal strips -- also employ LED technology.