The new BMW i3 looks a bit odd, but then it has the bulk of its weight in places other than the usual ones. The passenger compartment is framed in carbon fiber-reinforced polymer, while the chassis is cast in aluminum.
The car's electric motor generates 125 kW of power and achieves a maximum 250 Nm of torque. One battery charge will last it up to 190 kilometers. In November, 2013, the i3 will be appearing in showrooms across Europe, and in early 2014, in dealerships in the USA, Japan and China. It starts at 34,950 euros in Germany.