BMW i3 Range Extender To Cost $3,950

The newly-revealed BMW i3 is an electric car for buyers looking for a little more luxury and performance from their EV, but can’t quite afford to lay out $70,000 on a Tesla Model S. Yet there’s still the problem of limited range (in this case up to 100 miles) and long charging times, which is why the BMW i3 includes a $3,950 gas-powered range extender option.

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UPDATE: 2014 BMW i3 NOT $35K, More Like $42,275

What is the true cost of a car? Depends on a variety of factors, from manufacturing incentives to Federal tax credits. Last week we reported that the BMW i3 would cost around $34,500, though we hadn’t established whether that would be before Federal tax incentives or after. Well we have our answer, and the BMW i3 will actually cost $42,275 including the $925 destination. That’s…not cheap.

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BMW i3 is headed to the US in January 2014; priced around $35,000

The much-anticipated BMW i3 EV will arrive at U.S. dealerships in January 2014, with the hybrid i3’s following a couple months after. The BMW i3 EV will be priced at $34,500 in the US., before tax credits, offering an affordable, electric rear-drive EV.

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