BMW i3 Australian Launch Delayed

BMW i3 Australian Launch Delayed

The BMW i3 is awesome, but it looks like Aussies will have to wait a little longer to get behind the wheel of the city car of the future.

First spotted by The Motor Report, BMW Australia has confirmed today that the i3 will launch in Australia now around November.

The reason? Other people in different countries love it too much! International production capacity has been stretched due to a large influx of orders for the new electric city runabout.

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For those out of the loop, the BMW i3 is a four-door hatchback which appears to borrow its shape from the new Mini. Under the hood is, well, nothing really. Under the car itself, rather is a 125kW all-electric motor which produces 250Nm of torque and propels this little tech-filled wonder to a top speed of 150km/h. It deals with 0-100km/h in 7.2 seconds, and can travel 190km before it needs to be rejuiced.

Charging is dealt with in 3 hours with a 7.4kW power supply, but dependent on the region (China for example), it may take twice as long due to lower voltage available. To keep you on the road longer, BMW will make available a DC charging kit which takes the battery up to 80 per cent in just 20 minutes.

Read more over at TMR.