October 19, 2016 by Tycho de Feijter
Clone Country China is at in again; the latest victim is the BMW i3, ripped off by Chinese car maker Yema for a new compact hatchback code named B11. Yema though did make a few improvements: they added a proper set of doors and usable roof rails. Otherwise it looks horrible, with an ugly blue grille and wheels smaller than my scooter’s.
September 22, 2014 by Joey Wang
The BMW i3 has been launched on the China car market. The EV version costs 449.800 yuan ($73.000) and the hybrid version costs 516.800 yuan ($ 84.000). The BMW i3 is imported into China and is therefore not eligible for any green-car subsidies, but buyers might be able to claim other incentives like free license plates in Shanghai.
July 31, 2013 by W.E. Ning
The BMW i3 debuted in Beijing last night, with simultaneous events in New York and London, underscoring the importance of the Chinese market for BMW. The BMW i3 will be launched on the China car market in the first half of 2014.
June 19, 2013 by W.E. Ning
Spectacular spy shots showing the new Mini, the BMW i3, and the new BMW x5 testing in the rain on a highway in China. We have seen the BMW i3 on Chinese roads before but this is the first time we meet the new Mini One.
The Chinese car market has become very important for the Mini brand, with the young ‘n hip buying everything Mini launches. The new Mini One will also become available as a 5-door, thereby widening its appeal even more in China where many car buyers like to ferry their parents around town in the weekends.
June 5, 2013 by Tycho de Feijter
Spy shots showing the BMW i3 testing in China, looking very hippie in a blue psychedelic wrap. A sweet Chinese girl is inspecting the temporarily license plate behind the rear window, which is interesting indeed because it was issued in Beijing but the vehicle was seen in Shanghai. Did the i3 drove all the way from city to city, a distance of at least 1200 km?