BMW i Electric Cars in Calgary
While many people consider the revving engines of a high-end European vehicle to be the hallmark of a great car, a growing number of consumers are looking into ways to minimize their impact on the environment. It’s no longer just the fringe groups, either – recently, the entire country of Germany voted to ban gasoline and diesel vehicles by 2030! With the world trending towards more responsible and sustainable energy sources, but a vast amount of modern life dependent on motorized transportation, one field is pulling out far ahead of the rest: electric cars.
The term “electric car” might conjure up images of tiny smart cars, puttering along behind the luxurious European brands that you love. But over the last few years, ground-breaking research has led to massive innovations in speed, style, and sustainability, and nearly every major auto manufacturer now has some stakes in the game – including the ones that have reputation for engineering, luxury, and power.
BMW is one such brand. Known for their sleek designs and finely tuned engines, BMW got to work designing an all-electric, emission-free vehicle that wouldn’t compromise on quality…and the end result is the BMW i Series. These BMW i Electric Cars are turning heads and dropping jaws. They are truly high-end cars that you could swear had all the power of a regular gasoline engine.
BMW i Electric i3
The BMW i3, a locally emission-free vehicle designed for city driving, is a great example. It is engineered to complement city life, with its small size and 200+ km range off a single charge of its high-voltage 94 Ah lithium-ion battery. One of its most incredible features is its regenerative braking system, which – instead of using friction to stop, creating unwanted waste particles, heat, and wear – converts the motion of the car into stored energy, which is then fed back into the battery system and can used to extend the range even farther. Since the BMW i3 has excellent acceleration, that means every time you stop at an intersection or parking lot, some of the energy you just used is given back, to be used again.
BMW i Electric i8
Not a city driver, or maybe just looking for something even more stylish? The BMW i8 is the future of sports cars! This plug-in hybrid car has a lightweight carbon construction with an instantly-recognizable aerodynamic appearance. This one of the BMW i Electric Cars the perfect mix of form, fun, and function – a range of up to 600 km in EcoPro mode; able to go from a stop to 100 km/h in just 4.4 seconds; a top speed of 250 km/h; and a fuel efficiency of up to 2.1 L/100 km. And with more than 10,000 sold around the world as of November 2016, it’s clear that this high-end luxury car is making a dent in the global market.
Want to be ahead of the curve when it comes to the future of European cars? Euroworks, located at 2341 20 Ave NE in Calgary, Alberta, is the place to go! We are at the forefront of news and innovation about luxury high-end cars for southern Alberta, and we take pride in being the best at what we do. We’re the place to go in the Calgary area for not just BMW, but also Audi, Mercedes, and Porsche. Give us a call today at 403.291.6939 to learn more about our inventory and our wide array of services, including ECU tuning, walnut blasting, engine tune-ups, and much more. We look forward to seeing you in the showroom!