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2018 BMW i3s

At a Glance

Pricing $43,600 - $47,450
Drive Types RWD
Engines EV
Transmissions A1

Our Ratings

Velocity Index 58

Overview Information

The BMW i3 is a purpose built electric vehicle intended to appeal to urban customers. The i3 is a four-passenger model with a hatchback. Access to the rear seat is provided by two rear-hinged access doors. The rear-mounted electric is rated at 170-bhp and drives the rear wheels. BMW estimates that the 22 kWh lithium-ion battery pack gives the i3 an 80-100 mile driving range. A full recharge at 220V requires 3 hours. For drivers that worry about the electric driving range, the i3 is available with a 34-bhp 650cc two-cylinder gasoline range extender engine. The range extender is used to provide electricity and does not drive the wheels. The i3 has a uniquely styled interior with upright seating.

What Changed:

A new i3s sport model joins lineup.

Official Word:

BMW is pleased to announce the latest BMW i3 including the first ever BMW i3s, as part of the BMW i portfolio which entails the most awarded models in the automotive history. The BMW i3 is the bestselling compact battery-electric vehicle in the premium compact segment worldwide since it was launched in 2014. The design of the new BMW i3 and the exclusive first-ever BMW i3s has been altered to enhance the sporty, urban built yet...Read.

Model/Trim/Package EL Engine MPG VjI Base Price
i3 60 Ah 2 EV (170-bhp) A1 RWD 58 TBD
i3 94 Ah 2 EV (170-bhp) A1 RWD 53 $43,600
i3 94 Ah Range Extender 2 EV (170-bhp) A1 RWD 51 $47,450