BMW has revealed a luxurious two-seat reworking of its i3 electric hatchback, named the i3 Urban Suite, ahead of a public debut at next week’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.
Inside, there is seating for a driver and a rear passenger as the rear bench has been removed to make way for a single armchair-style seat and wooden desk arrangement, complete with it’s own table lamp. In place of a front passenger seat, there is a curved footrest. The materials used in the construction of the new interior are eco-friendly, in line with BMW’s “commitment to sustainable mobility”. The floor mats, for example, are made from recyclable materials and are themselves fully recyclable.
BMW explained: “The aim was to create an inviting space with a high feelgood factor in which to spend time – the perfect place for relaxing, enjoying in-car entertainment or focusing on work in a laid-back setting.”
During the Vegas show, a fleet of i3 Urban Suites that can be booked via a bespoke smartphone app will be used as chauffeur-driven shuttles around the city.