The new special-edition carbon-fibre BMW i3 range has been unveiled ahead of its 2016 launch. Big Motoring World reviews the latest sport edition, which includes an electronic sunroof and various other style changes.
The hybrid had been unable to allow glass on the roof in previous models since the range was first unveiled in 2013. But now, the 2016 i3 Shadow Sport Edition comes with a conventional power-tilting sunroof.
You’ll need to act fast if you want a model with the sunroof – there are only 50 to be produced with fully electric examples, though the range-extending engine will exist in other models.
The Fluid Black paint with bright blue highlights for the dark grey cloth seats is a new design for the Shadow Sport which, along with the 19-inch wheels 10-spoke wheels which ensures the vehicle looks slick and sporty throughout.
The addition of the sport-tuned suspension is also exclusive to this Limited Edition and allows for increased sportier handling and dampening settings.
The other i3 models haven’t changed in price or equipment for 2016. Base prices start at £28,500 for the battery version with an EPA-estimated 81-mile range, or from £31,000 for the gas-powered Range Extender model with 150 miles of total range.
The i3 is currently only available in the US, but it is anticipated that the technology will be used in further models to roll out globally.
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