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BMW i3 Revealed In New Leaked Images Photo:
 
 
TMR Team | Jul, 24 2013 | 1 Comment

Well, that's that. We know how it's built, what drives it, what it will cost and, a week out from its unveiling, we now know how it looks.

Thanks to a series of leaked images that surfaced in the Dutch press today, BMW's new i3 electric hatch has been given an early reveal.

Of course, there was already little left to the imagination, with trademark renderings and telling spy photos of a scantily-clad test car revealing much of the i3's final design.

The i3 will be given an official unveiling in London next week, but BMW has had fans on a drip-feed of information in recent months.

Power in the i3 is provided by a 125kW and 250Nm electric motor, mounted over and sending power to the rear wheels through a single-speed transmission.

BMW promises a 0-60km/h time of 3.7 seconds (most relevant to city driving, the i3's focus), and a 0-100km/h time of 7.2 seconds - making it a match for most light 'hot hatches'.

MORE: BMW i3 technology detailed ahead of launch.

The carmaker has also revealed the i3 will launch in the UK with a starting price of £25,680 (AU$42,650), or around the opening price of the familiar 3 Series in that market.

A lease option will also be offered, allowing motorists to pay £369 ($615) per month on a 36-month contract, with an upfront payment of £2995 ($4975).

The i3 is expected to hit Australia in limited numbers, with demonstrators due here later this year and public availability to kick off in the second half of 2014.

 
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