Price Setting for BMW i3

BMW i3 concept

The BMW i3 four-door concept is the main ticket for the Bavarian carmaker to show that they are not about fast cars and petrol burners engine. Both BMW i3 and BMW i8 will be appearing at 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show which we pretty sure they set another bar for free-hugging philosophy. You might not notice but since the rumors and leaked images about the BMW i3 four-door concept circling around internet, the public’s interest is pretty high and with the Auto Show at Frankfurt is approaching, people demand more details.

As you already know that not much of details about the BMW i3 four-door concept, but the Bavarian car manufacturer is kind enough to share us the price tag. Yes folks… The price tag for the BMW i3 four-door concept has unofficially announced. Good news for you because if you want to own the BMW i3 four-door concept, you need to prepare your financial support, right?

The BMW i3 four-door concept urban vehicle that will use the electric propulsion will be offering in a price which is cheaper than the BMW 5-Series. Want to know how can get that such important info? The information is exclusively shared by BMW CEO – Norbert Reithofer who assured one of German newspapers that the upcoming BMW i3 four-door concept will be more affordable than the company’s medium saloon.

So, how much does the BMW i3 four-door concept cost? To be exact, the BMW i3 four-door concept costs less than €40,000. The Bavarian automaker also set the release schedule for the European market in 2013.

With that amount of price, the BMW i3 four-door concept will be less expensive than Opel’s Ampera. For your information, Opel Ampera is powered by a plug-in hybrid setup as the latter retails for around €43,000 in Germany.

You think that the BMW i3 four-door concept is too expensive? What can’t we say, you know just like we do that the things with eco cars has not reached the “cheap” or at least “affordable” price. To console you, paying an amount of money to own the BMW i3 four-door concept will award you with multiple carbon fiber components.

Turkish Designers Proposed BMW Z5 Concept

BMW Z5 Concept by Ismet Cevik and Fatih Tezel of Nobile-OT

BMW Z5 probably somewhere around the long to-do list at the BMW’s R&D department. But one person which has nothing to do with BMW’s R&D department shares his vision on what the BMW Z5 will look like. Let us introduce you to Ismet Cevik and Fatih Tezel, both designers at Nobile-OT team. From the BMW Z5 concept drawing, we could tell that Cevik and Tezel are aiming for a futuristic mid-engine supercar. BMW itself will launch the production model of BMW Z5 in 2013.

We should congratulate Ismet Cevik and Fatih Tezel from Nobile-OT team because they have caught BMW’s attention with the BMW Z5 concept design. BMW could sense the solid conceptual study and decided to the proposal from Ismet Cevik and Fatih Tezel of Nobile-OT team as a seriously viable project.

Here is what the BMW Z5 mid-engine supercar looks like. The Z5 will be powered with a V8 or V12, and probably offering the model in 2-door for 2+2 coupe. The idea to bring the 2-door and 2+2 coupe is inspired the discontinuation of BMW 8-Series back in 1999.

The BMW Z5 mid-engine supercar concept by Ismet Cevik and Fatih Tezel from Nobile-OT team is intended to challenge Audi R8, Lamborghini Gallardo and Porsche 911 because the Turkish designers confident that their BMW Z5 concept will make it stand apart from the crowd. There are resemblances on the BMW Z5 mid-engine supercar concept with the late BMW 8-Series, but the Z5 has more futuristic style and definitely emphasizes the BMW style in the future.

Being supercar does not mean the BMW Z5 concept be the future enemy of the Green Peace supporters. It has a light weight frame and has successfully integrated hybrid technology as part of BMW’s commitment to make their cars support the eco-friendly movement. A mid-mounted 4.0L engine has fitted behind the cockpit and hopefully manages to develop up to 480 horsepower. Not much of details shared about the mid-engine supercar concept design by Ismet Cevik and Fatih Tezel from Nobile-OT team, but we believe that the BMW Z5 concept becomes a star worthy revealing.

 

Prediction: Bugatti Galibier/Royale Ready for Sale in 2012

Bugatti Galibier Concept

While no official information has been released yet in regards to the name for the Bugatti Galibier sedan concept and performance figures, the President and CEO of Bugatti, Wolfgang Durheimer, keeps giving us some heads-up on the production of the car from time to time.

For example, in a recent interview with our German contributor, Durheimer confirms the Bugatti Galibier sedan concept (rumored to exit production lines under the Royale designation) will arrive on the market from autumn 2012.

The company expects some four digit sales figures from the high-performance Bugatti Galibier sedan concept that is to be almost as fast and as powerful as a Veyron but with four doors, four seats, and plenty of room in the boot.

“The Bugatti Galibier sedan concept has a much higher value that the Veyron – with lot of trunk volume and a four-seat plus one configuration. We are taking into consideration various scenarios, from 500, to even 1,000 or 1,500 units produced,”Durheimer was quoted as saying by the aforementioned source.

Coming to replace the Veyron and boasting a 16-cylinder engine, the Bugatti Galibier sedan concept /Royale will come with a rumored output from 800 to 1,000 horsepower. The company has not placed a price tag on the Bugatti Galibier sedan concept yet, but they are anticipating it will be more then one million euros.

“We will set the price at the end. The amount is expected to be of seven figures. Today, the Veyron range is priced between 1.2 and 2 million euros. In the end, the
Bugatti Galibier sedan concept is the absolute benchmark in the four-door sedan segment,” Durheimer stated.

With its 16 cylinders of the Bugatti Galibier sedan concept technology will “define the undisputed leadership in its segment,” he added. “Bugatti will continue to be the laboratory for developing revolutionary engineering approaches,” Durheimer concluded the interview session about the Bugatti Galibier sedan concept.

 

BMW i3 Concept Finally Revealed

BMW i3 Concept

Yes, the BMW i3 is finally here. Well, sort of like that, because after months of teasing and rumors, the German auto manufacturer has undress the new addition for the i family, the BMW i3 electric vehicle concept. The i3 is the specifically developed for use in an urban environment, and which will be launched in production form sometime in 2013.

With its zero-emission electric drive and a range of approximately 150 kilometres, the BMW i3 electric concept vehicle boasts a 125 kW electric motor and rear-wheel drive.

BMW i3 Concept - side view

Other highlights of the BMW i3 electric vehicle concept include the innovative LifeDrive architecture featuring a carbon passenger cell, which enables the BMW i3 Concept to reach a weight of 1,250 kg with optimal interior space and the highest crash safety levels.

With four seats and a 200-litre luggage compartment, the BMW i3 electric vehicle concept does the 0 to 100 km/h sprint in less than eight seconds, while a high-speed charger achieves an 80% battery charge in just an hour.

BMW i3 Concept - rear view

BMW i3 electric vehicle concept will mark the launch of the first volume-produced car featuring bodywork largely made of carbon. It’s a revolution in automotive design,” explained Klaus Draeger, Member of the Board responsible for Development.

In addition, life cycle emission figures for the BMW i3 electric vehicle concept are reportedly at least a third lower than for a highly efficient combustion-engine car. If the BMW i3 is run on electricity from renewable sources, the figures improve by well over 50%.

BMW i3 Concept - interior

Both concepts are set to make their public debut at the Frankfurt Auto Show this September. The production versions of the BMW i3 electric vehicle concept and the BMW i8 will be built at BMW’s Leipzig plant in Germany, a move which will require an investment of approximately million euros by 2013, and create some 800 new jobs.

 

Undress the BMW i8 Concept

BMW i8 Concept

We are thrilled when we found out that BMW released the photos of BMW i8 coupe concept. In case you don’t know, this particular car will be acting as Tom Cruise – or should we refer as Ethan Hawke – fancy transportation on the upcoming Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol. So, when this futuristic coupe concept joins the production line-up? BMW stated that the BMW i8 coupe concept due for launch in production form in 2013 and 2014. With BMW i8, the BMW Group aims to provide answers to the mobility challenges of the future, which includes both purpose-built premium vehicles with electric drive as well as intelligent mobility services.

BMW i8 Concept - side view

“We are marking another milestone in the history of the BMW Group. As Chairman of the Board and an engineer myself, I am very proud of this project,”declared Norbert Reithofer, Chairman of the Board of Management of BMW AG, at Friday’s premiere of the two vehicles in Frankfurt which we predict one of the vehicles should be BMW i8 coupe concep . “As the world’s leading premium car manufacturer, our aim is to offer customers purpose-built electric-drive cars as well,” he added.

BMW i8 Concept - rear view

The BMW i8 coupe concept goes from 0 to 100 km/h in less than five seconds and boasts fuel consumption of under three litres per 100 km. Its plug-in hybrid drive with a system output of 260 kW allows a range of up to 35 kilometres in electric mode – sufficient for most everyday journeys.

For more dynamic driving or out-of-town routes, a high-performance three-cylinder petrol engine also comes into play. The BMW i8 coupe concept has an electronically governed top speed of 250 km/h and space for up to four occupants.

BMW i8 Concept - front view

“The
BMW i8 coupe concept is the sports car for a new generation – pure, emotional and sustainable,” explained Klaus Draeger, Member of the Board responsible for Development.

Both concepts are set to make their public debut at the Frankfurt Auto Show this September. The production versions of the BMW i3 and the BMW i8 coupe concept will be built at BMW’s Leipzig plant in Germany, a move which will require an investment of approximately million euros by 2013, and create some 800 new jobs.