It’s on the Internet, so it’s gotta be true, right?
The US version of the BMW i3 build configurator sprang to life and with it came the shock that the i3′s base MSRP for the REx version skyrocketed from somewhere in the $45,000-ish region ($45,200 to be exact) to north of $10,000,000,000.
Yes, it’ll now cost you over $10 billion to own a BMW i3. Luckily, the federal tax credit drops that price to a far more reasonable $9,999,993,424. It’s sure a relief to know you can still get $7,500 back on a $10-plus billion EV, isn’t it?
Back to reality time…
The BMW i3 configurator is obviously still a work in progress. We suspect BMW will have it fully functional sometime next week, but until then the i3′s build price is in excess of $10 billion and all options cost $0. At least there’s no extra charge for options, but then again if you happen to have $10 billion to spend on a vehicle, what’s a few more million?
Check out the BMW i3 configurator for yourself by clicking here (note: we expect the inaccurate pricing information to be corrected soon by BMW, so don’t be surprised if when you go to build an i3, it’s no longer over $10 billion).
Source: BMW Blog