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2014 BMW i3 With Range Extender Priced At $46,225, Or $3,950 More

The standard 2014 BMW i3 electric car starts at $42,275 including delivery, before any Federal, state, or local incentives.

BMW had announced that price in July; tonight it said the i3 version with the range extender will start at $45,300, plus a mandatory $925 delivery fee, for a total of $46,225.

The i3 range extender is an optional a 650cc, 34-horsepower motorcycle-derived twin-cylinder gasoline engine that adds an additional 80 or so miles to the car’s estimated electric range of 80 to 100 miles.

The EPA has not yet released range or efficiency ratings for the 2014 BMW i3.

All BMW i3 models use a 170-horsepower, 184 lb-ft electric drivetrain powered by a 22 kWh lithium-ion battery pack.

2014 BMW i3, 2013 Frankfurt Auto Show

2014 BMW i3, 2013 Frankfurt Auto Show

The range extender fits under the rear load deck on the car’s right-hand side.

Standard i3 performance in electric mode includes claims of a benchmark 0-60 mph figure of “around 7 seconds”, and a speed of 35 mph after just 3.5 seconds from rest.

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