BMW of Southpoint is Chapel Hill, Durham, Cary, Raleigh and the Triangle Area's certified BMWi Store.  Our Client Advisors have been trained on the BMWi Series vehicles. Let us show you the true meaning of a "Green" vehicle.   
 *BMW i8


BMW i isn't just about cars, it's about innovation. It's about inspiring design, mobility services and taking on an entirely new understanding of driving. After 40 years of extensive research, including learnings from the MINI E and BMW ActiveE, BMW is making its official shift into the realm of electric mobility with the release of the all-electric BMW i3.

With sustainability at the very forefront, BMW i aims to take driving to a whole new dimension where tail-pipe emission-free vehicles are a standard way of life. A brand-new world that is defined by renewable resources and innovative means of production that have the least possible impact on the environment.


Design Philosophy

The design philosophy of BMW i is simple: create beautifully efficient, high-performance cars through sustainable materials and processes.

The BMW i3 and BMW i8 Concept maintain a clean, modern, dynamic, yet futuristic look that is characterized by smooth surfaces and precise edges. This creates a seamless look, as if the car itself was cast out of one singular mold.

Aerodynamics play an important role in the design of BMW i vehicles. Fully concealed underbodies help prevent wind turbulence under the car, while aero-flaps improve the flow of air through the wheel arches and side sills behind the front wheels. By reducing wind resistance, the vehicles become even more energy efficient.

Carbon Fiber
A car that's lightweight can go further. Keeping this in mind, BMW chose to use Carbon Fiber Reinforced Plastic (CFRP) as the foundation for BMW i3 a material which is as strong as steel, but about half the weight. This allows BMW to set new standards in both lightweight vehicle construction and safety.

The upcoming BMW i3 and BMW i8 Concept vehicles will mark the first mass produced cars to use CFRP. In fact, this material is currently being produced in Moses Lake, Washington at an ultra-modern plant that is completely powered by renewable, hydroelectric power.
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