2018 BMW i3 Facelift to Expand Lineup with ‘S’ Variant

The 2018 BMW i3 facelifted version is about to have a new model in its lineup and it is the sporty ‘S’ variant that promises a lot of interesting upgrades to the current model.

BMW i3 Lineup with S Variant

The new i3 easily has a charm to it as the car boasts of being an eco-friendly model with an electric motor. Expanding the lineup is a must for the brand to be able to convince buyers to go for it. The style factor when combined with performance, mile range is supposed to make it popular among those interested in going with a BMW car. The designers have made some significant changes that are sure to set the S variant apart from the rest. It boasts of improved interiors, sleek exterior design combined with sporty components to justify the class it belongs to.

There is still plenty of time for the 2018 BMW i3 S edition to make its public debut. As reported in a popular UK car magazine, the car may be revealed at the Frankfurt motor show scheduled to take place in September next year. The i3s electric hatchback is about to become the new flagship model in 2017. The only catch is that it won’t find its way into dealership stores until 2018. If you are planning to buy one, you should probably wait for it.

The i3S will use a more powerful electric motor and engine that provides it a total of 168 horsepower combined with 184 lb feet of torque. The acceleration capability is moderate as the car can go from 0 to 62 miles per hour in about 7.3 seconds. The minor improvements matter in the model even though its overall performance is very similar to the existing i3.

BMW i3

With the concept model in development, it is too early to comment on design changes. However, it is being speculated that the car will feature a brand new bumper, new headlights and minor tweaks on the sides. On the whole, the new model is expected to be similar to the current i3 but the minor changes allow it to have better aerodynamics leading to improved handling and mile range.

Powered by a 33kWh battery, the 2018 BMW i3S can go up to 198 miles. This is an approximate number on paper ad it is evident that the brand is about to push the car to go beyond 200 miles, to make it a viable car for EV patrons.

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