"What we see here is 85 to 90 per cent production ready. Very close, but visual details like doors can be expected to change - the i8 spider shown in Beijing didn't have see-through doors so that gives clues," said the Head of i Design Benoit Jacob. The BMW i3
utilizes the company's new 'Live and Drive' architecture. The 'Drive' component consists of a 168hp rear-mounted electric motor good for 0-40mph in 4 seconds and a 0-62mph sprint of 8 seconds. With 6 hours of charging time required for a range of 140 miles, the functional hatchback will compete well with its competition.