Eyes on i3

Eyes on i3

BMW plays design catch-up with Tesla as it makes its electric car that bit sportier...MORE

BMW plays design catch-up with Tesla as it makes its electric car that bit sportier...MORE

Embarrassingly out-motored by Tesla on the EV design front, BMW is trying to make up some ground at least with the latest iteration of its i3. Cue a new sports suspension with re-developed springs, dampers and anti-roll bars. The upgrade also means a 0-60 mph time of 6.8 seconds, compared to 7.2 seconds previously.

Adding to the added sportiness, BMW has made front and rear bumpers chunkier, while the S versions can be had with larger diameter 20-inch alloy wheels

The car maker has sold 83,000 i3s since launch in 2013, notching up 25,000 in 2016 alone.

For that deeper dive:

Renault-Nissan Alliance have clinched a partnership with China’s Dongfeng to make EVs under the GT New Energy Automotive banner Forbes

Aston Martin to go EV and hybrid only by mid-2020sEndgadget

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