The BMW i3 has hit the stage at the 2014 Detroit Auto Show.

BMW i3 Live in Detroit

BMW i3 Live in Detroit

With its appearance comes new news.

BMW boss in charge of sales and marketing, Ian Robertson, has confirmed to InsideEVs two points of significant interest.

First, US deliveries of the i3 will kick off in May 2014.

Second, BMW has 11,000 orders worldwide for the i3.  These, as Robertson tells us, are actual orders logged in BMW's system, not them fake hand-raiser orders.

We suspect then that BMW is working hard to fulfill these existing orders.

As a refresher, the BEV version of the i3 has a base MSRP of $41,350.

The REx version starts at $45,200.

A fully loaded REx i3 comes in at $56,025.

BMW i3 Live in Detroit

BMW i3 Live in Detroit

BMW i3 Live in Detroit

BMW i3 Live in Detroit

BMW i3 Live in Detroit

BMW i3 Live in Detroit

BMW i3 Live in Detroit

BMW i3 Live in Detroit

BMW i3 Live in Detroit

BMW i3 Live in Detroit

BMW i3 Live in Detroit

BMW i3 Live in Detroit

BMW i3 Live in Detroit - Notice The i8?

BMW i3 Live in Detroit - Notice The i8?

BMW i3 Live in Detroit

BMW i3 Live in Detroit