Lowercase, Higher Efficiency -- Meet the BMW i Series Electric Luxury Vehicles, the BMW i3 and i8, here at BMW of Devon

BMW is so stranger to innovation, especially the kind that revolutionizes an entire class of vehicles. Continually striving to create the next best thing in greener driving, BMW created the extraordinary BMW i Series. As a BMW dealer serving Philadelphia, we here at BMW of Devon are proud to be able to offer the future of luxury to drivers all over the Malvern, Norristown, King of Prussia, Berwyn & Wayne area in the form of the all-electric BMW i3 hatchback and BMW i8 plug-in hybrid sports car. We are your destination to discover the world of BMW i.

BMW's electric luxury cars specialize in green-driving versatility. They earn this attribute by increasing fuel efficiency without sacrificing the vehicle's overall effectiveness. Drivers also benefit from the choice of gas/electric/hybrid power, extended-range EV options, and more, so you can power your refined ride your way.

 

 
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BMW i Series Overview

  • BMW is reinventing the electric vehicle from the ground up with the use of uniquely lightweight materials. Both the BMW i3 and BMW i8 are built on a foundation of use Carbon Fiber Reinforced Plastic. This material is 50 percent lighter than steel and yet it's just as strong. Rigidity and weight reduction means both vehicles boast incredibly responsive acceleration, highly competitive efficiency, and handling that is second to none.
  • Rewriting the blueprints for luxury EVs and hybrids includes revolutionizing their very architecture. Both i Series vehicles are comprised of mainly two pieces, which BMW calls the Life Module (the cabin) and the Drive Module (the foundation). This reduces weight and increases driving range.
  • The very manufacturing facilities where the BMW i3 and BMW i8 are produced work smarter as well. The BMW i manufacturing facility in Germany is the brand's most sustainable automotive plant. The Moses Lake, Washington, carbon fiber plant here in the United States is completely powered by locally generated hydropower, and it's where BMW gets its carbon fiber threads.
  • BMW ConnectedDrive allows BMW i drivers to calculate the most efficient route of travel based on a variety to topographical, traffic, and vehicle battery factors. Additionally, the BMW i Remote app allows you to stay connected to your vehicle from you mobile device, giving you access to charging times, an automatic charging schedule, the vehicle's climate controls, and more.


 

BMW i3 Overview

  • The all-electric 2016 BMW i3 hatchback is one of the fastest in the BMW lineup, vaulting from 0 to 30 mph in 3.5 seconds. Its electric motor produces instant torque for incredible responsiveness.
  • The BMW i3 is powered by a 125-kilowatt electric motor fed by a 22-kilowatt-hour lithium-ion battery pack. Complete the team with an available range extender (more specifically, a two-cylinder gasoline engine), and the range increased to up to 150 miles.
  • In addition to its carbon fiber foundation, the i3 also offer a natural Eucalyptus Wood dashboard that becomes richer in color over time, as well as olive leaf tanned leather fading and wear.
  
 

   

BMW i8 Overview

  • The plug-in hybrid 2016 BMW i8 is unlike any sports car or hybrid vehicle you've ever met. Uninterrupted acceleration comes from a dynamic duo of A TwinPower Turbo three-cylinder combustion engine pairs with an all-electric motor  for uninterrupted acceleration, producing 420 pound-feet of instantly available torque. All-wheel drive rounds out its exhilarating and effective design.
  • BMW eDrive technology works to earn the 2016 BMW i8 up to 76 MPGe, which is truly unmatched in comparable sports cars.
  • Emotion-evoking scissor doors are the first sign that this is not your typical hybrid or sports car. Every exterior detail is thoughtfully designed to improve aerodynamics. The BMW EfficientDynamic ventilation technologies reduce drag with actively opening and closing vents, and the vehicle's rear wing helps provide significant downforce. And you just thought it looked cool.
 

Ready to see the new face of purpose-built luxury vehicles in person? Please visit the BMW of Devon showroom to explore our new BMW inventory and test drive any i Series vehicle in stock. You can learn more about driving greener by speaking with our highly knowledgeable sales consultants. Our finance team would be happy to go over your many BMW financing options as well, such as an BMW i3 or BMW i8 lease.

 
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