BMW i3 is Named First Ever World Urban Car Award

May 3rd, 2017 by

At Aprils New York International Auto Show, the new BMW i3 (94 Ah) was honored with the inaugural 2017 World Urban Car Award, topping a field of seven entries for the title. The award, which was granted by the WCA (World Car Awards) to recognize the alternative energy vehicles that are presenting new options for dealing with growing levels of city traffic and congestion.

The i3 features a new 94 Ah battery that delivers 50 percent greater capacity (33kWh), due to the higher energy density of the batteries lithium-ion cells. The BMW i team was able to leave the battery dimensions unchanged and still provide significantly increased range.

The BMW i3 launched in 2014, redefining urban mobility by way of its unique design, carbon fiber life module, ground-breaking eDrive transmission, and smart ConnectedDrive Services.

In a press release, Ludwig Willisch, Head of BMW Group Region Americas, said, “We are delighted and honored that the BMW i3 has been recognized as the World Urban Car of the Year. This award highlights BMW Group’s commitment to sustainable mobility through BMWs first all-electric vehicle made primarily of carbon fiber. The design brief for the BMW i3 was to create a Mega City Vehicle for the cities of the future. Today, the new 2017 BMW i3 (94 Ah) provides more range paired with a high-level of dynamic performance, making it the perfect urban vehicle for people around the world”.

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