When BMW launched the i3 Sedan yesterday, the very few images shared were basically from the same angle. Fortunately, the company’s website in China where EV will be available exclusively now has a dedicated page. We can see the eDrive35L inside and out in the official images and screenshots taken from the configurator.
Although a regional model, the i3 sedan is important because it will be the first electric 3 Series sedan in history. At the same time, it also previews the Global 3er LCI coming later this year. We’ve already seen the lightly updated headlights with the new DRL and now we can see the taillights. In fact, there is not much to see since they look alike.
Perhaps the G20’s mid-cycle update won’t change the taillights, which would explain why the M3 Turing has been teased with current rear lights. Elsewhere, the i3 sedan adopts a enclosed grille decorated with the “i” logo and blue accents, along with a reshaped bumper. BMW will sell the eDrive35L with 18- and 19-inch wheels, the larger wheels will have a two-tone look.
The rear doors are long because the i3 sedan is based on the locally produced 3 Series Li for larger rear legroom. Like the 330e, the left-front fender has a charging port, the obvious difference being that the other rear-right fender also has a fuel cap battery juice. With the exception of the extended Kidney Grill, we’re pretty sure many would prefer the i3’s look over the i4’s.
Entering the cabin, the 3 Series switches to the iDrive 8 without a combustion engine. Mirroring the i4, it simultaneously gets the screens we want to see in the international 3er LCI. The new setup should be adopted by the entire family, including the revised M3 and the highly anticipated M3 Turing.
Selling in May, the BMW i3 sedan will be strictly available as the eDrive35L. The company’s Chinese website reveals that it will carry a starting price of £ 349,900. It operates at about $ 55,000 at current exchange rates.
Source: BMW China