The New BMW i3 and i8 Electric Concept Vehicles Unveiled

Valley BMW in Modesto, CA is pleased to announce the unveiling of the BMW i3 and i8 concept electric vehicles.

Online PR News – 20-June-2012 – Modesto, CA – BMW has unveiled its revolutionary electric concept vehicles, the BMW i3 and i8. The i3 is a compact vehicle that embodies efficient urban commuting, and the i8 is being deemed that most progressive sports car by combining efficiency with unrivaled performance. Both vehicles flaunt head-turning styling, the likes of which have never been seen before on the automotive market. To learn more about BMW’s “i” electric vehicles, visit

The i8 Concept combines 220 horsepower motor and 221 lb.-ft. of torque, which can go from 0 to 60 miles per hour in less than five seconds, with an estimated fuel economy of 104 miles per gallon. It’s the combined electric gasoline engine that provides such impressive fuel efficiency, but what’s more remarkable is that the i8 can be fully charged by a standard wall outlet in just two hours. A full charge allows the to travel up to 20 miles in pure electric-mode.

The unparalleled performance offered by the i8 is increased in the i8 Concept Spyder. The BMW i8 Concept Spyder is powered by revolutionary BMW eDrive technology, which includes: innovative battery technology, a responsive BMW electric motor coupled with TwinPower Turbo combustion engine, and intelligent engine management system. Utilizing the eDrive technology the BMW i8 Concept Spyder is able to generate 354 horsepower.

The BMW i3 Concept matches in efficiency what the i8 delivers in performance, and then some. On a fuel charge the i3 can travel a total range of 80 to 100 miles, but, once again, BMW eDrive technology provides drivers with an exhilarating driving experiencing. The BMW i3 Concept’s electric motor generates 170 horsepower and 184 lb.-ft. of torque, allows the i3 to go from 0-60 mph in under 8 seconds.

Both concepts are guaranteed to drop the jaws of onlookers with sleek styling that has never been seen before. The i8 flaunts windowless, upward-swivel doors, and the transparent hood makes the electric engine below visible to all. The i8 and i3 illuminate the road using U-shaped headlights that exhibit new laser light technology. Each vehicle utilizes a large 3D display, which can act as a navigation system or provide critical information such as the vehicle’s current charge, nearby charging stations and the flow of energy within the hybrid system.

If you would like to learn more about the BMW i3 or i8 concept vehicle, visit Valley BMW in Modesto, CA. You can also visit them online, at

About Valley BMW

Valley BMW,, of the Modesto, CA area carries an extensive inventory of BMW cars and SUVs. The dealer’s finance specialists work with a vast array of lending sources to guarantee their customers get the most complete and comprehensive financial package available. In addition, the California dealer provides automotive service, and offers BMW parts.