BMW i3 is dead. Long live i3. This is a way to summarize what the BMW has to offer for the alphanumeric moniker launched in 2013. The globally sold hatchback will have a Leipzig assembly line in July, but the name i3 sedan is about to enter production in China. After releasing it a few weeks ago, the 3 series without a combustion engine is seen in its first video.

The gist of the marketing campaign is that the i3 sedan represents the future while respecting its adults. We get to see all the previous generations of the 3er and how the Kidney Grill with Huffmister Kink has evolved over the decades. The Zero-Emission sedan features an i-badged car design, but also features a preview of the International 3 Series LCI.

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BMW China talks about the newly designed LED headlights, including the new Angel Eye (We haven’t heard this word in a while). Also, so-called angel wings are found in i3 sedans where LED projectors do their job when you open the door. We’ve already talked about the long-awaited iDrive 8 and you’ve probably noticed that the huge gear lever has been replaced with a smaller switch.

A feature in the press release presents a complete novelty for the 3 Series. For the first time since the model line was launched in 1975, the i3 sedan gets air suspension. This is only for the rear axle and to improve the ride quality as seen in higher BMW. Compared to a combustion-engineered 3er, the EV has been reduced by 44 millimeters (1.73 inches).

After all, air suspension for the 3 Series or just for the i3 sedan?

The air suspension has been delayed for a long time as the archival Mercedes C-Class has been airtight for many years. It is unknown at this time what he will do after leaving the post. We should find out in the coming months as LCI is making its debut after 2022 It will come with another premiere of the dynasty, M3 Turing 7

Source: BMW China