BMW I3 Spied Testing as It Gets Closer to Production

Jason Siu
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bmw i3 spied testing as it gets closer to production

As the BMW i3 gets closer to production form, the German automaker has been spied testing its compact electric car out on the roads.

The i3 is expected to hit dealerships this year and the automaker continues stripping off bits and pieces of camouflage as our spy photographers continue spotting the EV being tested on the roads.

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Though details have been sparse since the i3 concept first debuted, it is believed to be powered by an electric motor that provides 170 hp and 184 lb-ft of torque allowing it to reach 60 mph in eight seconds. It is expected to be able to recharge from 0 to 80 percent in about an hour.

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Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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