NEW YORK – Creating a new urban-mobility chic with the i3 and i8, BMW designer Benoit Jacob integrates the DNA of the upscale marque with a futuristic aerodynamic vision for electric vehicles. Jacob tells WardsAuto in an interview here the new urban vehicles retain BMW design elements that his team incorporated into forward-looking plug-in hybrids. The i3 and i8 will be the first mass-produced cars with extremely lightweight carbon-fiber bodies. That will help offset the 440-lb. ...

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