BMW i3 Edition WindMill: a special full option series for the city car – Autonews

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The Leipzig plant in which the BMW i3 is manufactured uses 100% electrical energy from wind turbines, the ultra-light structure of the car allows the weight of the whole to be limited to the maximum, the materials used in the passenger compartment are produced from sustainable resources and the car is 95% recyclable. These are all the arguments that BMW uses to speak of a “virtuous circle” when referring to the production cycle of its 100% electric city car. The WindMill edition of the i3 celebrates this method of manufacturing which is designed to be as ecological as possible. This special series therefore offers many usually optional equipment as standard. It is offered alongside a new basic version which has also experienced a marked rise in range. In this way, BMW wishes to restore some attractiveness to its 100% electric city car, available in the catalog since 2013, before its retirement.

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The German manufacturer added € 3,460 in equipment to its basic i3 at no additional cost to the customer, notably with the adoption of 19-inch turbine-style rims for the exterior styling. The city car is equipped with automatic air conditioning, rain sensor, automatic lighting of the lights, electrically folding exterior mirrors and cruise control with downhill braking, among others.

The i3 Edition WindMill is distinguished by an exterior decoration referring to the wind world on its grille, its aluminum badges under the mirrors, its tailgate and its decorative inserts. In terms of equipment, it adds to the basic version the heated front seats, comfort access, a more sophisticated navigation system and the Advanced Parking Pack including in particular the reversing camera. With 3,500 € of additional equipment, added to the 3,460 € of new equipment of the basic version for an additional cost of 2,850 €, the BMW i3 Edition WindMill does offer a customer benefit of exactly € 4,110 (3,500 + 3 460 – 2,850 = € 4,110).

The two versions concerned

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The BMW i3 exists in two fairly similar power variants: the classic city car with its 170 hp and 250 Nm of torque for a range of 308 km in the WLTP cycle and the i3s with its 184 hp, 270 Nm of torque and a slight range. reduced by 285 km. Each of these two versions is available as a special WindMill Edition series, priced at € 42,800 and € 46,050 respectively, excluding the ecological bonus. The basic version of the BMW i3 with its updated equipment is offered from € 39,950.



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