The i3s features a little more power from its electric motor with output increasing to 181 horsepower and 199 pound-feet of torque. 

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Base versions of the i3 are rated at 170 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque.

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BMW says the i3s can hit 60 mph in 6.8 seconds, while the base car needs 7.2 seconds.

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As with the base car, the i3s can be optioned out with a two-cylinder gas engine to serve as a range extender.

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No official range figures are available yet for the full EV model, but BMW says the i3 should be able to travel about 97 miles on a full charge.

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Suspension enhancements include different springs, dampers, antiroll bars and 20-inch wheels.

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A Sport mode quickens throttle response and tightens steering characteristics.

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Specific visual changes in addition to the 20-inch wheels include a different front spoiler, black-painted kidney grille, extended wheel arches and rear spoiler.

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No official on-sale date has been announced, but BMW says it is shooting to have the new i3s in dealers in January or February.

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The 2018 BMW i3s starts at $47,650. Destination costs are an additional $995.

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