2016 BMW I3 M | car review @ Top Speed

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year: 2016 BMW Model: i3 price: $ 58595 inline-3 (Est.) Transmission: Auto (Est.) Horsepower @ 233 (Est.) Torque @ RPM: 210 Displacement: 1.5 L (Est.) 0-60 4.6 sec. (Est.) Top Speed: 155 mph

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The first of the production i8 and i3 are finally out, and the really cleans up nicely the trademark blue disguise worn by the prototypes over the two years.

The other shock of The first drive impressions of the i8 are back as highly favorable, great interactivity on the limit and poise beyond any current EV.

is huge news for the future of the Driving Machine as we know it. The creep of isolation and refinement is problematic on the M6 and other fast so the worry has been that electricity to the mix will further and dull the experience.

Everyone can sigh a breathe of Both BMW i models run a 50:50 balance, carbon-fiber tub with crash cradles. These are all advanced designs shared the i8 hybrid supercar and the i3. So, where a potential i3 M fit in the pricing and technology mix for the BMW i range?

With the i3 and i8 arriving at BMW dealers together as 2015 all systems are go for the global roll-out of production models. The price gap raise an eyebrow or two: about $43,000 for the i3 up to $135,000 for the i8 .

exclusive preview brings the renderings of a performance middle for 2016: the BMW i3 M.

Click past the jump for amazing three-pack of renderings show the potential style of the BMW i3 M.

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2016 BMW i3 M Exclusive TopSpeed Styling

The i8 is extremely low and lithe, almost a modern Supra in black with no camouflage on its panels. The of the i3 has gone the other way: it be putting its clothes back on

The pillar and door layout is a and chiefly to blame for the frumpy image. A boxy road does not help things, and the rear window is straight off the Odyssey. In profile, the pumpkin-colored i3 in the BMW images looks like a mix the 2005 Mercedes-Benz Bionic concept van and the hideous Smart

This is not good news for hoping that the BMW i solution be the definitive Anti-Prius of the EV world. that role seems to rest comfortably with supercar-fast Model S.

In styling the and tail, however, the BMW i3 has much potential. As these renderings the BMW i3 M is likely to adopt the latest grille ductwork and air foils in the bumper. A free-standing carbon-fiber is likely, along with cooling square footage for the turbo intercooler and battery this performance model require.

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The nose of this rendering is quite refreshing, and the perceived hood height and the roofline slightly. A conservative paint colors all the panels, is very likely in BMW M’s loudest colors. The traditional i3 will be comfortable in earth tones and carbon-fiber accents.

The biggest thanks for this fashionable nose are the hugely fenders and track widths. The genius of the BMW i manufacturing process is starting to make sense, as BMW all the production specifications.

Traditional car are stamped from metal and huge industrial presses are $400 million per panel That explains why many get a new plastic bumper appearance at time — and not any drastic to the hard points.

Carbon-fiber not need these giant presses to be made into new It just needs a new mold or costing a fraction of the previous manufacturing costs.

All this is great news for potential M upgrades for the i3 — and the i8. So huge fenders look and will help on the track. But about the skinny 155/70R19 that the i3 wears from the

The huge new fenders allow a stretch and also more double the tire thickness of the models. Based on the sticky new Potenza tires custom-developed for the BMW i8, the i3 M have looks and the grip to with the big boys.

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Taking and driving pleasure totally out of the for a moment, the technical changes to the i3 in to i3 M are significant. Perhaps even so than with a standard model. No, the i3 M doesn’t has to double the top speed of the 335i one rung it, but the i3’s current max is only a 93 mph.

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