The first of two vehicles planned as part of BMW’s new sub brand, the 2014 BMW i3 is a highly distinctive premium compact car. Carbon fiber construction is used to shape the 2014 BMW i3’s passenger cell for structural rigidity and weight saving. The use of aluminum and magnesium in creating chassis components as well as support pieces allows the 2014 BMW i3 to weigh as little as 2,635 pounds. The all-electric model of the 2014 BMW i3 is powered by synchronous electric motor providing the equivalent of 170 horsepower of energy from a lithium-ion battery pack. In everyday driving, range for the zero-emission BMW i3 is rated at up to 100 miles. In addition to the all-electric model, a range extender-equipped version of the 2014 BMW i3 will also be available. The BMW i3 Range Extender version adds a 647 cc two-cylinder gasoline engine allowing the vehicle’s driving range to be lengthened to up to 185 miles. LED daytime running lights, air conditioning, hands-free phone and Park Distance Control with rear-mounted sensors are some standard features included on the 2014 BMW i3. A fully automatic Parking Assistant and BMW Online Entertainment Concierge Services are offered as an option on the 2014 i3.