2017 BMW i3 News and Updates: 114 miles Added, 50-percent Battery Increase Affirmed

May 02, 2016 10:45 PM EDT | Alexa Parker

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2017 BMW i3 latest news and updates revealed modifications and upgrades for the segment. Also, 114 miles were reported to be added as well as modification of the battery, affirming a 50 percent battery increase.

 showcased the alterations that 2017 BMW i3 would incorporate massive boost in its power source and even the EPA-rated range. Also, the battery that rose to 50 percent and the 114 miles addition is anticipated to propel 2017 BMW i3 to the pedestal. It would also have a gas-tank capacity that can cater 1.9 to 2.4 gallons.

BMW also stated that it would offer a new model of its BMW Home Charger Connect that is sleeker and more compact. At the same time, the new segment would feature Wifi connectivity, granting owners to control and monitor charging behavior remotely, added the report.

Report from says that the 2017 BMW i3 would cater the scrutiny that has baffled its predecessors. Although the 2017 BMW i3 has strong points, it struggles with luring in buyers due to its 80-mile range. Sensing the hurdles, the 2017 BMW i3 has been modified to overwhelm concerns about its range.

The report added that the 2017 BMW i3 models will bring about higher-density 94 Ah batteries in comparison to the i3's 60 Ah battery as well as ECO mode enhancements as well. On a different note, despite the longer range and more power, there is a downside for the upgrade and that is the weight penalty.

The battery and the range are not the only upgrades that are added in the much-anticipated 2017 BMW i3. Many are projecting the 2017 BMW i3 to incorporate intricate upgrades on its interior design. Also, it will have an electric moonroof and the standard equipment such as the Dynamic Cruise Control, Navigation Business System, Park Distance Control and even the LED headlights are modified as well.

With the forthcoming release of the 2017 BMW i3 as well as the affirmed 114 miles added and 50-percent battery increase, many are anticipating an influx of revenues and returns.

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