BMW i3 Concept Coupe Headed to Production?


BMW i3 Concept Coupe

BMW i3 Concept Coupe

Two doors?  Or four?

BMW i3 Concept Coupe

BMW i3 Concept Coupe

That’s the dilemma BMW is apparently faced with in regards to its upcoming i3, which will launch in four-door-hatchback (some call it a five-door hatch) trim this November.  But what if buyers prefer a swoopier 2-door version?

Well, it now seems BMW has found a solution and it’s the most obvious one

According to Autocar, the BMW i3 Concept Coupe, which first debuted at the 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show, will likely enter the production cycle.

The underpinnings for the i3 Coupe are identical to the four-door version, so there’s nothing worth mentioning there, though we would expect BMW to tweak the suspension tuning a bit on the “sportier” Coupe.

The only aspect of the i3 Coupe that really sets it apart from the four-door i3 is on the outside.  Visually, the i3 Coupe is more stylish than its four-door counterpart.  The Coupe isn’t quite as tall, but it’s slightly longer than the four-door i3. 

There’s no word yet on when the BMW i3 Concept Coupe will enter the production cycle, but it’s supposedly next in line for BMW after the four-door i3 and the i8 plug-in hybrid enter the world stage.  So, figure maybe mid-2014 for the i3 Coupe’s showroom debut.

via Autocar

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Longer, lower = lower Cd. Yes!

It’s a good rule of thumb, but is not true in all cases. Frontal area is the biggest concern. If the coupe is wider, it could still have a larger frontal area.

For the record, 2-doors are the spawn of the devil, I’ve thought that my whole life. Form follows function. Nothing follows form. If you have form, you only have form. Abstract art. But I would gladly buy an otherwise epic but 2-door EV at the right price.