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BMW CompactivE: Small subcompact electric

German triumvirate consists mainly of Audi, BMW, Mercedes-Benz and Volkswagen is often accompanied by a small city has develop a fully electric powertrain.

For its part, Mercedes-Benz board currently very strong on the replacement of the Class A model which should have an electric drive version, while Volkswagen confirms the production of the L1 model and its Audi division is to conceive a future model A2 e-Tron.

BMW Megacity

Currently, this little car has the code name "Megacity" during its development. It is very mild for the use of a composite body of materials based on carbon fibers.

Unlike Mercedes-Benz abandoned the "sandwich" principle with subfloor for its upcoming models of Classes A and B, BMW will use a turn. Thus, below its all-aluminum will host both a motor and lithium-ion which alone are driving up weight of 250 kg.

With an overall length of which will be around 4100 mm, this car has dimensions equivalent to those of Honfa Fit is much more than just a city but a hatchback sedan that will also be very comfortable on a road circuits .

Focused on autonomy

It will be animated by an electric motor whose power will be around 136 horsepower (100 kW). Advertised performance has the effect it can accelerate from 0 to 100 km / h in less than 10 seconds while its top speed reaches 150 km / h.

The most sensitive issue when it comes to an electric car is its autonomy and CompactivE BMW claims to offer a minimum range of 160 kilometers before needing to be recharged.

Other declinations has come

Notwithstanding, this version has come with his antagonists doors BMW could also decline the last in a wagon which bear the name of CompactivE Tourer.

Moreover, the expressions and CompactivE CompactivE Tourer names are filed by the Bavarian and the same as the name Audi e-Tron.

A hybrid engine version is also under consideration.

Appointment in Geneva

This new model for marketing planned for 2013 will debut before the public at the next Motor Show in Geneva.

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