BMW reveals updated i3 and new sportier i3s

BMW has revealed an updated version of the i3 with a higher performance version now added to the range.

BMW i3 PH

BMW revealed an updated version of the i3 with a higher performance version

The more powerful model, named the i3s, receives an enhanced version of the standard motor, which produces 181bhp and 270Nm of torque.

This is capable of taking the car from 0-60mph in 6.7 seconds and up to a top speed of 99mph.

The pure-electric vehicle has claimed range of 174 miles.

Other improvements over the base car for the i3s include a sports suspension set-up, with tweaked springs, dampers and anti-roll bars.

BMW i3s PH

The i3s receives an enhanced version of the standard motor

The result of this is a 10mm lower ride height than the standard car. A sport mode has also been included, which improves throttle response and tightens the steering to “further accentuate the car’s sporting edge”.

As for the exterior, the i3s receives 20-inch alloy wheels, which are available in a two-tone finish or jet black, as well as a gloss black kidney grille.

Updates have also been made to the standard i3. It retains the 167bhp motor from the previous model as standard, but the exterior of the car has seen a number of revisions.

The front and rear of the car have been tweaked to place “emphasis on the car’s width”, with a chrome strip also added to the rear of the car to aid this.

Both models will be available with a petrol range extender, increasing maximum range to a claimed 205 miles.

Prices have yet to be announced, but both models will be available to order worldwide from November.

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