The BMW i3 is closing in on its official internet debut as evidenced by these photos of an early European journalist test drive. With a rural German back-drop, these photos gives us our first look at the production i3 ‘s final trim and the way color will and won ‘t be used.

Look for much more information in the coming month and a public debut at the Frankfurt Motorshow in September. Sales should be begin in late 2013 in Europe and early 2014 in the US.