BMW reveals luxury-focused two-seater i3 concept

BMW reveals luxury-focused two-seater i3 concept

BMW i3 Urban Suite is said to show that ‘luxury travel in the future will have nothing to do with vehicle size’

BMW has reworked a number of its i3 electric cars into a luxury-focused two seat model.

Dubbed the i3 Urban Suite, the interior of the city car now features seating for the driver and one rear passenger. The regular row of rear seats has been removed to allow for an armchair-like unit that is flanked to its left by a wooden desk — complete with a lamp and storage tray.

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   at System.IO.__Error.WinIOError(Int32 errorCode, String maybeFullPath)
   at System.IO.FileStream.ReadCore(Byte[] buffer, Int32 offset, Int32 count)
   at System.IO.FileStream.Read(Byte[] array, Int32 offset, Int32 count)
   at System.IO.BinaryReader.Read(Byte[] buffer, Int32 index, Int32 count)
   at Lucene.Net.Store.SimpleFSDirectory.SimpleFSIndexInput.ReadInternal(Byte[] b, Int32 offset, Int32 len)
   at Lucene.Net.Store.BufferedIndexInput.ReadBytes(Byte[] b, Int32 offset, Int32 len, Boolean useBuffer)
   at Lucene.Net.Index.CompoundFileReader.CSIndexInput.ReadInternal(Byte[] b, Int32 offset, Int32 len)
   at Lucene.Net.Store.BufferedIndexInput.Refill()
   at Lucene.Net.Store.BufferedIndexInput.ReadByte()
   at Lucene.Net.Store.IndexInput.ReadVInt()
   at Lucene.Net.Index.TermBuffer.Read(IndexInput input, FieldInfos fieldInfos)
   at Lucene.Net.Index.SegmentTermEnum.Next()
   at Lucene.Net.Index.SegmentTermEnum.ScanTo(Term term)
   at Lucene.Net.Index.TermInfosReader.Get(Term term, Boolean useCache)
   at Lucene.Net.Index.TermInfosReader.Terms(Term term)
   at Lucene.Net.Index.SegmentReader.Terms(Term t)
   at Lucene.Net.Index.DirectoryReader.MultiTermEnum..ctor(IndexReader topReader, IndexReader[] readers, Int32[] starts, Term t)
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   at Lucene.Net.Search.Searcher.CreateWeight(Query query)
   at Lucene.Net.Search.Searcher.Search(Query query, Collector results)
   at Examine.LuceneEngine.SearchResults.DoSearch(Query query, IEnumerable`1 sortField, Int32 maxResults) in C:\projects\examine-qvx04\src\Examine\LuceneEngine\SearchResults.cs:line 110
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   at Umbraco.Web.PublishedCache.XmlPublishedCache.PublishedMediaCache.GetUmbracoMediaCacheValues(Int32 id)
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   at Umbraco.Core.Cache.DeepCloneRuntimeCacheProvider.GetCacheItem(String cacheKey, Func`1 getCacheItem, Nullable`1 timeout, Boolean isSliding, CacheItemPriority priority, CacheItemRemovedCallback removedCallback, String[] dependentFiles)
   at Umbraco.Web.PublishedCache.XmlPublishedCache.PublishedMediaCache.GetCacheValues(Int32 id, Func`2 func)
   at Umbraco.Web.PublishedCache.XmlPublishedCache.PublishedMediaCache.GetUmbracoMedia(Int32 id)
   at Umbraco.Web.PublishedCache.XmlPublishedCache.PublishedMediaCache.GetById(UmbracoContext umbracoContext, Boolean preview, Int32 nodeId)
   at Umbraco.Web.PublishedCache.ContextualPublishedCache`1.GetById(Boolean preview, Int32 contentId)
   at Umbraco.Web.UmbracoHelper.TypedMedia(Int32 id)
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   at System.Web.WebPages.WebPageBase.ExecutePageHierarchy()
   at System.Web.Mvc.WebViewPage.ExecutePageHierarchy()
   at System.Web.WebPages.WebPageBase.ExecutePageHierarchy(WebPageContext pageContext, TextWriter writer, WebPageRenderingBase startPage)
   at System.Web.Mvc.RazorView.RenderView(ViewContext viewContext, TextWriter writer, Object instance)
   at System.Web.Mvc.BuildManagerCompiledView.Render(ViewContext viewContext, TextWriter writer)
   at Umbraco.Core.Profiling.ProfilingView.Render(ViewContext viewContext, TextWriter writer)
   at System.Web.Mvc.HtmlHelper.RenderPartialInternal(String partialViewName, ViewDataDictionary viewData, Object model, TextWriter writer, ViewEngineCollection viewEngineCollection)
   at System.Web.Mvc.Html.PartialExtensions.Partial(HtmlHelper htmlHelper, String partialViewName, Object model, ViewDataDictionary viewData)
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Where a front passenger would have sat now sees a footrest for the rear occupant, while a flip-down screen in the headliner and a ‘sound zone’ have been introduced for an immersive media experience. 

No changes have been made to the driver’s seat or dashboard of the i3 Urban Suite though, suggesting this is a car designed to be driven in rather than drive yourself.

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System.Exception: Exception while creating a value. ---> System.IO.IOException: An unexpected network error occurred.

   at System.IO.__Error.WinIOError(Int32 errorCode, String maybeFullPath)
   at System.IO.FileStream.ReadCore(Byte[] buffer, Int32 offset, Int32 count)
   at System.IO.FileStream.Read(Byte[] array, Int32 offset, Int32 count)
   at System.IO.BinaryReader.Read(Byte[] buffer, Int32 index, Int32 count)
   at Lucene.Net.Store.SimpleFSDirectory.SimpleFSIndexInput.ReadInternal(Byte[] b, Int32 offset, Int32 len)
   at Lucene.Net.Store.BufferedIndexInput.ReadBytes(Byte[] b, Int32 offset, Int32 len, Boolean useBuffer)
   at Lucene.Net.Index.CompoundFileReader.CSIndexInput.ReadInternal(Byte[] b, Int32 offset, Int32 len)
   at Lucene.Net.Store.BufferedIndexInput.Refill()
   at Lucene.Net.Store.BufferedIndexInput.ReadByte()
   at Lucene.Net.Store.IndexInput.ReadVInt()
   at Lucene.Net.Index.TermBuffer.Read(IndexInput input, FieldInfos fieldInfos)
   at Lucene.Net.Index.SegmentTermEnum.Next()
   at Lucene.Net.Index.SegmentTermEnum.ScanTo(Term term)
   at Lucene.Net.Index.TermInfosReader.Get(Term term, Boolean useCache)
   at Lucene.Net.Index.TermInfosReader.Terms(Term term)
   at Lucene.Net.Index.SegmentReader.Terms(Term t)
   at Lucene.Net.Index.DirectoryReader.MultiTermEnum..ctor(IndexReader topReader, IndexReader[] readers, Int32[] starts, Term t)
   at Lucene.Net.Index.DirectoryReader.Terms(Term term)
   at Lucene.Net.Search.WildcardTermEnum..ctor(IndexReader reader, Term term)
   at Lucene.Net.Search.WildcardQuery.GetEnum(IndexReader reader)
   at Lucene.Net.Search.MultiTermQuery.ConstantScoreAutoRewrite.Rewrite(IndexReader reader, MultiTermQuery query)
   at Lucene.Net.Search.WildcardQuery.Rewrite(IndexReader reader)
   at Lucene.Net.Search.BooleanQuery.Rewrite(IndexReader reader)
   at Lucene.Net.Search.BooleanQuery.Rewrite(IndexReader reader)
   at Lucene.Net.Search.IndexSearcher.Rewrite(Query original)
   at Lucene.Net.Search.Query.Weight(Searcher searcher)
   at Lucene.Net.Search.Searcher.CreateWeight(Query query)
   at Lucene.Net.Search.Searcher.Search(Query query, Collector results)
   at Examine.LuceneEngine.SearchResults.DoSearch(Query query, IEnumerable`1 sortField, Int32 maxResults) in C:\projects\examine-qvx04\src\Examine\LuceneEngine\SearchResults.cs:line 110
   at Examine.LuceneEngine.Providers.BaseLuceneSearcher.Search(ISearchCriteria searchParams, Int32 maxResults) in C:\projects\examine-qvx04\src\Examine\LuceneEngine\Providers\BaseLuceneSearcher.cs:line 182
   at Examine.LuceneEngine.Providers.BaseLuceneSearcher.Search(ISearchCriteria searchParams) in C:\projects\examine-qvx04\src\Examine\LuceneEngine\Providers\BaseLuceneSearcher.cs:line 163
   at Umbraco.Web.PublishedCache.XmlPublishedCache.PublishedMediaCache.GetUmbracoMediaCacheValues(Int32 id)
   at Umbraco.Web.PublishedCache.XmlPublishedCache.PublishedMediaCache.<>c__DisplayClass38_0.<GetCacheValues>b__0()
   at Umbraco.Core.Cache.DictionaryCacheProviderBase.<>c__DisplayClass10_0.<GetSafeLazy>b__0()
   --- End of inner exception stack trace ---
   at Umbraco.Core.Cache.HttpRuntimeCacheProvider.GetCacheItem(String cacheKey, Func`1 getCacheItem, Nullable`1 timeout, Boolean isSliding, CacheItemPriority priority, CacheItemRemovedCallback removedCallback, CacheDependency dependency)
   at Umbraco.Core.Cache.HttpRuntimeCacheProvider.GetCacheItem(String cacheKey, Func`1 getCacheItem, Nullable`1 timeout, Boolean isSliding, CacheItemPriority priority, CacheItemRemovedCallback removedCallback, String[] dependentFiles)
   at Umbraco.Core.Cache.DeepCloneRuntimeCacheProvider.GetCacheItem(String cacheKey, Func`1 getCacheItem, Nullable`1 timeout, Boolean isSliding, CacheItemPriority priority, CacheItemRemovedCallback removedCallback, String[] dependentFiles)
   at Umbraco.Web.PublishedCache.XmlPublishedCache.PublishedMediaCache.GetCacheValues(Int32 id, Func`2 func)
   at Umbraco.Web.PublishedCache.XmlPublishedCache.PublishedMediaCache.GetUmbracoMedia(Int32 id)
   at Umbraco.Web.PublishedCache.XmlPublishedCache.PublishedMediaCache.GetById(UmbracoContext umbracoContext, Boolean preview, Int32 nodeId)
   at Umbraco.Web.PublishedCache.ContextualPublishedCache`1.GetById(Boolean preview, Int32 contentId)
   at Umbraco.Web.UmbracoHelper.TypedMedia(Int32 id)
   at ASP._Page_views_partials_grid_editors_media_cshtml.Execute() in D:\home\site\wwwroot\views\partials\grid\editors\media.cshtml:line 6
   at System.Web.WebPages.WebPageBase.ExecutePageHierarchy()
   at System.Web.Mvc.WebViewPage.ExecutePageHierarchy()
   at System.Web.WebPages.WebPageBase.ExecutePageHierarchy(WebPageContext pageContext, TextWriter writer, WebPageRenderingBase startPage)
   at System.Web.Mvc.RazorView.RenderView(ViewContext viewContext, TextWriter writer, Object instance)
   at System.Web.Mvc.BuildManagerCompiledView.Render(ViewContext viewContext, TextWriter writer)
   at Umbraco.Core.Profiling.ProfilingView.Render(ViewContext viewContext, TextWriter writer)
   at System.Web.Mvc.HtmlHelper.RenderPartialInternal(String partialViewName, ViewDataDictionary viewData, Object model, TextWriter writer, ViewEngineCollection viewEngineCollection)
   at System.Web.Mvc.Html.PartialExtensions.Partial(HtmlHelper htmlHelper, String partialViewName, Object model, ViewDataDictionary viewData)
   at System.Web.Mvc.Html.PartialExtensions.Partial(HtmlHelper htmlHelper, String partialViewName, Object model)
   at ASP._Page_Views_Partials_grid_editors_base_cshtml.Execute()

BMW has created a fleet of i3 Urban Suites for use at the upcoming CES technology show in Las Vegas, taking place from January 7 to 10. Attendees of the event will be able to get in the passenger seat of a car by using a specially-created mobile application to book a lift.

No word yet on if the vehicle will enter series production, though we’d advise you not to hold your breath on that fact.

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