A prototype of the BMW i3 has been filmed conducting some last-minute testing ahead of an official reveal set for later this year.

A prototype of the BMW i3 has been filmed conducting some last-minute testing ahead of an official reveal set for later this year.

BMW is still keeping a lot of camouflage on the i3 even though the car will reportedly be available on order this July. It is believed the starting price will stand at around 35,000 GBP in the United Kingdom, while in the United States it’s a confirmed fact it will cost about 40,000 USD. Deliveries should begin in October, following a public reveal a month earlier at the Frankfurt Motor Show.

The BMW i3 will be available upon launch as a pure electric vehicle or with a range-extending engine. The latter version will have a 0.65-liter, two-cylinder motorcycle engine and an auxiliary generator for charging the battery. The EV variant will provide a range between 129 km (80 miles) and 161 km (100 miles), while the more expensive range-extending model will do up to 300 km (186 miles).

Chances are the Bavarian marque will allow i3 buyers to rent a regular BMW a few times a year for free or at reduced prices, based on some info included in a press release published for 2013 Geneva Motor Show.

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BMW i3 spied in motion [video]