Although not yet in full production form, the keen-eyed people over at Bimmerpost have gotten their hands on a really nice pre-production shot of the upcoming BMW i3's interior.
BMW i3's Less Futuristic, um, Future? (Click To Enlarge)
As with any car that moves from concept to production, many of the "wow" features tend to get normalized in favor of the more tried and true.
Gone are the futuristic materials and ipad-like, button free dash. Instead a more conventional set-up has taken its place, which one assumes to to keep the i3 priced more affordable people mover, and less like its big brother priced well north of €100,000 ($126,000 USD)
The i3 is expected to sell between €35,000 to €40,000 ($44,000-$50,000) when it goes on sale in late 2013/early 2014. The i3 seats four, and is expected to have a rang of between 90 and 100 miles, while zipping from 0 to 60mph in about 8 seconds.
BMW Concept Interior (Click To Enlarge)
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BMW i3 Concept Interior CLose-Up (Click To Enlarge)