BMW i3 with range-extending engine spied showing more metal

These are the most revealing spy shots of the BMW i3 with range-extending engine scheduled for a Frankfurt debut in September this year.

These are the most revealing spy shots of the BMW i3 with range-extending engine scheduled for a Frankfurt debut in September this year.

We catch a glimpse at the production-ready front and rear lamps as well as the roof. The range-extending engine will be available from day one and will provide the car with a total range of 186 miles (300 km). It is believed the range-extender will be a 2-cylinder gasoline mill borrowed from BMW's motorcycle (Motorrad) division.

Without the range-extender, the BMW i3 can travel between 80 miles (129 km) and 100 miles (161 km) on electric power. The German company said i3 customers will be able to rent a regular BMW for several days a year, but they didn't mention whether this will be free or if there will be some discounts applicable to cure range anxiety.

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Model BMW i3
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