BMW discontinues i3 sales in the US

BMW discontinues i3 sales in the US

In any case, it sounds worse than it is. North America, like Europe, sets minimum standards for safety. Incidentally, they are different to those with us, the issue of not making the engineers too easy. During tests with a frontal impact, it appears that one specific driver profile is exposed to excessive forces. It is very specific to women of about 1.52m and a weight of 49.9kg. Freely translated to ‘a small, light adult’, because there are only so many profiles.

The measured forces were also not much above the maximum allowed. And the results of the test are not consistent with those of the brand itself. But rules are rules. That is why the i3 can not be sold until there is a solution. That is in the making, said BMW North America. There are no consequences for Europe.

In addition, the sale of the i3 in the United States is being suspended for the time being so that the models that are ready to be delivered can be adjusted. But let us not forget that the BMW i3 does meet all safety standards in collisions with a belt. And that is of course the most important …

BMW discontinues i3 sales in the US

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