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The BMW i3 94Ah has been named the inaugural winner of the #2017-World-Urban-Car of the Year award, announced at the recent New York International Auto Show.
“We are delighted and honoured that the BMW i3 has been recognised,” said Ludwig Willisch, Head of BMW Group Region Americas. “It highlights BMW Group’s commitment to sustainable mobility.
“The design brief for the i3 was to create a Mega City Vehicle for the cities of the future, and the 2017 BMW i3 94Ah provides more range, paired with a high-level of dynamic performance, making it the perfect urban vehicle for people around the world.”
The latest i3, with 94Ah, offers 50% more battery capacity and enhanced range, thanks to the higher energy density of the lithium ion cells, even though their external dimensions remain the same.
Performance figures from the 170hp AC synchronous electric motor remain virtually unchanged for the new model, with 0-62mph achievable in 7.3 seconds.