BMW i3 Order Books to Open in Late July
We know BMW i3 is set to arrive in Europe on November 16th, 2013, and in the US by the end of the year. However, what was unkown was when customers could actually starting putting their money down and ordering BMW’s plug-in offering.
Now according to a report by AutoCar (via a source at BMW), the German company will open the order system for their electric vehicle “at the very end of July” for Europe, which means orders would also likely begin for the US around the same time.
BMW’s electric 5-door has a range of about 93 miles. but will also be offered with an extended range 2 cylinder engine that enable the vehicle to travel up to 200 miles in total.
In fact, all the early inventory that has been allocated to the US will have the extended range option (estimated to cost around $4,000 more) added to the package; at least according to BMW North America CEO, Ludwig Willisch.
BMW recently completed their first pre-production series cars this past January, and we recently got our first partial look at the production-intent i3.
The BMW i3 is expected to have a price starting in the mid $40,000 range when it arrives in the US, £35,000 in the UK.