BMW Fans, The New i3 Is Your Sad Future

By | March 8, 2011

BMW i3

Come 2013, BMW will never be the same again. See, the thing picture above is, in fact, a BMW and it is scheduled to be released sometime in- you guessed it- 2013. It’s called the i3, part of zee German’s new i sub-brand focused on fuel economy, practicality, and a bunch of other stuff that is nowhere to be found in BMW’s current mantra. Weird? Ya, we agree.

Even more weird is that Autoblog is reporting that the i3 is most likely rear-wheel-drive, although we don’t currently know what type of powertrain the small car has and why anyone would want what’s basically a sportier PT Cruiser.

Sad, this. We completely understand that EPA & EU emission standards are the driving force behind things like the i3 and the Aston Martin Shitpile Cygnet. But come on, it’s not impossible to make a good looking, sporty B or C-segment car. Look at the Chevy Cruze Hatchback or the fantastic Fiat 500. They did it! Why can BMW, a company that has years of history designing very, very attractive automobiles, do the same thing, just in a smaller package?

Yes, I admit- we may be jumping the gun a bit too much on judging the i3. It’s just a hard thing to swallow when you look at whatever the hell that is in the picture and think to yourself, “look, a brand new BMW!”

BMW i3

[Chad Waite, Autoblog]


StephAnn Knotts on March 9, 2011 at 6:03 am.

I’m sorry, but WTF? I’d rather have a SmartCar wearing an afghan cozy.

Chad Waite on March 9, 2011 at 3:29 pm.

I believe this is what you’re looking for :)

Tyson Jacques on March 10, 2011 at 1:25 am.

it’s really not that bad. Not the best looking test car to come out of Germany, but it’s not the old Ford Fiesta either.

Tyson Call on March 10, 2011 at 10:10 am.

That is a monstrosity.

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