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Since its introduction as BMW's first i-brand vehicle in 2014, i3 has seen quite improvement in its hardware, even if the rest of the car remains the same. First i3 models launched with just 70-90 miles of range, but with battery upgrade for 2019, car can now offer up to a much more usable 153-mile range. The I3 competes with other electric hatchbacks like the Kia Niro and Chevrolet Bolt, as well as the similarly priced Tesla Model 3. I3's range isn't longest, and its prices are not the most competitive, but BMW still has a place in the segment. Look beyond love-it-or-hate-it exterior styling to see impressive interior design with thoughtful material choices. Hemp-derive plastics are sustainably source, cloth upholstery is made from recycled plastic bottles, and even available leather is stained with olive leaf extract instead of potentially harmful conventional dyes. Our reviews are not all positive, though. I3 can't compete in performance or range with newer EVs like the Chevrolet Bolt and Tesla Model 3. Even with its new-for-2019 larger battery, longer trips will necessitate that you tick the option box for heavy generator-like range extender. Speaking of longer trips, i3's ride quality falls apart at highway speeds, and short wheelbase and narrow tires mean it can feel darty and unsettled. It's also more expensive by a significant margin than most of its competitors. I3 is offered with two versions of the same powertrain driving rear wheels, and each version is offered with or without a gas-powered range extender. We'll start with the standard i3, whose electric motor sits between the rear wheels and develops 170 hp and 184 lb-ft of torque. The sportier i3s rock version of the same motor in the same place Driving same wheels, but in this application, it generates 181 hp and 199 lb-ft. Both variants are offered with 0. 6-liter two-cylinder gas engine that doesn't send any power to wheels, but rather acts as a gas-powered generator to charge 42. 2 kW-hr battery that powers electric motors. Examples with range extender can travel 126 miles on electricity alone and 200 miles before stopping to refill the two-cylinder's fuel tank. They achieve 100 mpg-e combined on electricity and 31 mpg combined with gas engine sending electricity to the battery. All-Electric i3 models are rat for 153 miles of Electric range at 113 mpg-e combine. In addition to two different drivetrain options, i3 interior is offered in one of four styles: Deka World, Mega World, Giga World, and Tera World. Really, all these looks change is upholstery and interior trim. Deka World is standard and features dark cloth upholstery and matte silver trim. Mega World swaps upholstery for gray leatherette seating with Brown cloth highlights and electronic Brown trim.

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BMW i3 models

The 2020 BMW i3 comes in four trims: i3, i3s, i3 with Range Extender, and i3s with Range Extender. All models come with the same comfort, technology, and safety features, so your choice comes down to performance. The Base i3 trim features a 170-horsepower electric motor with a 153-mile range. The I3s trim gains 181-horsepower electric motor, but it has the same range. There are also two Range Extender models that feature a gasoline engine as well as an electric motor to give the vehicle a combined range of 200 miles. There are also four design packages to choose from. Standard Deka World has cloth upholstery, Mega World features synthetic leather upholstery, Giga World offers mixed cloth and leather upholstery with wood trim, and Tera World has full leather upholstery and wood trim. Official pricing information is unavailable at time of writing.

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BMW i3 Versus the Competition

We recently learnt that BMW I3 will be receiving a new, higher-density battery that will give it a pure BEV range of 114 miles, 34 more than before. The new battery will be the same size as the old battery and fit perfectly into the same tray. It will weigh a bit more, though, but not enough to decrease performance any. So, considering its new bump in range, how does the new BMW I3 stack up against its competitors? BMW I3s oldest competitor, Nissan Leaf, is as good of EV as the pre-updated I3. So the new one pretty much cleans the floor with leaves. Nissan Leaf has received updates in range itself, recently, bumping its total EV range to 107 miles. This surpass old BMW I3s 81 or so miles, but the new I3s 114 miles best Nissan. Range aside, though, and BMW I3 is far superior car, with better build quality, better technology, more interior space, better handling and far superior performance. It just head and shoulders above the leaf. I3's toughest true competitor comes from Chevy, with its new Bolt. The Chevy Bolt is a very impressive EV on paper, as it packs claims 200 miles of range, 0-60 mph time of under 7 seconds and a 90 mile recharge time of just 30 minutes. The Chevy Bolt also offers a lower starting price than the BMW I3 37 000 compared to the I3's 42 400. We can't comment on driving dynamics or interior quality, as Bolt hasn't debuted yet, so we can only compare how they stack up on paper. And on paper, Chevy Bolt offer a package that could put a damper on the new BMW I3's parade. While there is currently no Tesla product that directly competes with BMW I3, as Model S and Model X are far more expensive than I3, about double actually. However, Silicon Valley-base brand is in the process of creating its ever-so popular Model 3, which will compete in terms of price. While we do know too much about Model 3, we do know that it will be considerably cheaper than I3, with a starting price of 35 000, has 0-60 mph time of around 6 seconds and has a range of around 215 miles. While those numbers are all superior to I3s, Model 3 is still at least two years away, so well see what happen with BMW, as well as other competitors, when it finally debut. Overall, BMW I3 has increased its range and made itself a better EV, but it is still down a bit in range versus its competitors. However BMW I3 is targeted at the sort of city living that doesnt require such a long range and can perfectly make due of its 114 miles. Plus, its carbon-fiber design, quirky interior and superior driving dynamics make it an EV that separates itself from the rest of the crop in different way.

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i3 Interior

BMWs i3 EV for 2017 has an interior that is futuristic yet minimalistic. Like its exterior, some elements work better than others. Responsibly forest eucalyptus dash and wide-screen DISPLAYS reward senses. Yet some other earth-friendly dash materials resemble attic insulation. Like the front seats, two rear ones are roomier and more comfortable than you may expect, though beware of i3s high step-in. Rear passengers will have to contend with a large black pillar, but the peculiar vertical shape of windows creates a good view out. To accommodate extra cargo, rear seats split and fold.

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i3 Performance

The 2020 BMW i3's quick acceleration and easy maneuverability make it a great city car. However, its handling doesnt feel all that stable at highway speeds. Firm ride can be jostling on uneven pavement, unbefitting 50 000 car.-Consumer Reports BMW i3 is a surprisingly good all-around performer. The new 2019 car gains about 42 pounds' worth of battery weight, but that shouldn't upset finely balanced handling and responsive steering much. Acceleration is quick, though some rivals are dramatically quicker.-Edmunds electric motor delivers its torque all at once, so acceleration is instantaneous, and continuous. With no mechanical transmission, momentum is uninterrupted by gear changes, giving the i3 almost slingshot-like effect.-Kelley Blue Book

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i3 Dimensions and Weight

There was no in between. The 4-door hatchback offers seating for four and was one of the most practical, yet premium EV. The potential of the i3 was greatly maximise with its made shell made entirely of carbon fiber, material that was stronger than steel and lighter than aluminum. For 2017, BMW will introduce a larger battery to improve Driving Range. It was available for 2 out of 3 trim levels available, namely base and Range Extender version. Inside i3 was roomy interior, with comfortable seating position. Quietness defines i3s cabin in all-electric mode, with the only exception being the gas generator running when the battery was discharge. While lots of storage spaces were available in the cabin, i3s cargo area was small size and loading heavier items was make uneasy with the high position of the trunk. I3 was equipped with standard business navigation. Optionally, professional navigation was available, with a bigger screen and hard-drive map data. The Available package name Technology + Driving Assistant includes adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning with collision mitigation. A parallel parking system was available as a stand-alone feature.

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The Final Call

The 2020 BMW i3 has a lot going for it, including an eco-friendly design, plenty of standard and available technology features, peppy motor, and lots of space for your cargo. Still, some of its rivals in the luxury hybrid and electric car class have longer driving ranges and more rear-seat legroom. Dont just take our word for it. Check out comments from some of the reviews that drive our rankings and analysis. With its space-age body, super-efficient powertrain, and laser focus on its urban mission, i3 pushes boundaries in automotive design. This tall, narrow, electric city car not only looks like a futuristic personal transportation pod that just drives off the set of the latest 'Tron' movie, it's first widely available car to use lightweight carbon fiber for its basic body structure. That single mission focus, however, makes the i3's appeal rather limited. Under modern vibe, there are some peculiarities that might deter many buyers.-Consumer Reports i3 has all the hallmarks of a slick EV except for its electric driving range.-Car and Driver BMW i3 debuted in 2014, making it one of the first electric vehicles to be offered by luxury automaker. A lot has changed since then, both in terms of new technology and competitive models, but BMW has maintained the i3 as the relevant pick for EV shoppers by making constant updates.-Edmunds

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Overview

Offer a sportier, more upscale alternative to electrics like the Fiat 500e, VW eGolf and Nissan Leaf, BMWs 2017 i3 EV lead the electric-car revolution with advanced technology, unconventional styling and new, longer-RANGE model. The i3s open-space interior concept also separates it from the pack, as does its nearly 43 500 entry-level price tag. When equipped with its GASOLINE-power motor / generator, 2017 BMW i3 becomes a plug-in hybrid, placing it in line with the Chevy Volt and Audi A3 Sportback e-tron. The RANGE-EXTENDER Model allows i3 to travel beyond is roughly 114-mile RANGE while still emitting very little emissions. Although newer EVs will continue to come from GM, Mercedes-Benz and Tesla, BMWs i3 should hold up well.


Driving the Used 2017 BMW i3

First and foremost, BMWs i3 Electric car for 2017 is about efficiency and zero emissions. However, as it is BMW, there is also an emphasis place on design, styling, handling and technology. As the electric motor delivers its torque all at once, acceleration from standstill is swift, propelling 2 800-pound i3 EV to 60 mph in just seven seconds. With no mechanical transmission, momentum is uninterrupted by gear changes, giving i3 almost slingshot-like effect. Power is rout to rear wheels, which give i3 better handling than most of its front-drive rivals, although it surrenders that advantage in snow or on slick roads. The new lithium-ion battery extends the i3s range to 114 miles, and the optional range-extending 2-cylinder gasoline engine can carry car even further, although not as a zero-emissions vehicle.

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Engine, Transmission, and Performance

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TrimsBMW i3BMW i3 Range ExtenderBMW i3 SBMW i3 S Range Extender
Price$ 45,000$ 48,850$48,200$ 52 ,050
FeaturesBlack mirror capsAdds or replaces :Adds or replace :Adds or replaces
Power-folding, heated side mirrorsCarbon Fiber Reinforced Plastic (CFRP) roofCarbon Fiber Reinforced Plastic (CFRP) roofSlide-through interior floor design
Capparis White non-metallic paint with BMW i Frozen Blue accentRear coach doorsRear coach doorsManual front seats with folding rear-seat access
BMW i U-shaped LED daytime running lightsVelour floor matsKenaf interior dash and door panelsTire Pressure Monitor Rear-window defroster
Exterior thermoplastic bumpers, fenders, and door panelsDeka World (includes Atelier European Dark Cloth upholstery)Slide-through interior floor designTilt/telescopic steering wheel column
HD Radio with "multicast" FM station receptionDriver and 3-passenger seatingManual front seats with folding rear-seat accessPower front windows with "one-touch" up/down operation
SiriusXM Satellite Radio with 1-year All Access subscription50/50 split-folding rear seats Kenaf interior dash and door panelsMulti-function steering wheelElectric interior trunk and hood release 12V power socket in center console
Tire Pressure MonitorSlide-through interior floor designBMW Navigation Business system with iDrive Controller, 6.5" high-resolution screen and programmable memory buttons
Rear-window defroster Rear-view CameraManual front seats with folding rear-seat accessBMW TeleService USB audio connection

With its one-Speed direct-drive transmission, i3 pulls hard, smoothly, and in a linear fashion. It's relatively quick ride, too. In our testing, 2017 i3 went from zero to 60 mph in 6. 6 seconds. Both the regular Model and the sportier i3S accelerate immediately and feel zippy around town. I3's ride is in line with its premium pedigree and serene interior. The experience is one of isolation, with no buzzing, no untoward vibrations, and no sound, at least until the optional range-extending Model with its gas-power engine fires up. I3's suspension dispenses with cracks, bumps, and expansion strips in the pavement with ease, to the point where it feels too isolate from the road. While light and numb steering is less than ideal, i3's diminutive size and relatively light weight make threading through traffic fun.

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Table2

ModelsBMW i3 120Ah hatchbackHyundai Ioniq Electric hatchbackChevrolet Bolt EV LT hatchbackNissan LEAF S hatchback
MSRP$44,450$30,700$37,495$30,885
EngineSynchronous Traction MotorPermanent Magnet Synchronous MotorPermanent magnet Drive MotorElectric Motor
Transmission1-speed direct drive1-speed direct drive1-speed direct drive1-speed direct drive
Horsepower170 hp118 hp200 hp147 hp
Torque184 ft-bs218 ft-lbs266 ft-lbs236 ft-lbs

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ModelBMW i3 120Ah hatchbackHyundai Ioniq Electric hatchbackChevrolet Bolt EV LT hatchbackNissan LEAF S hatchback
Brake Front (in.)1111.21111.1
Brake Rear (in.)1111.21011.5
Curb Weight (lbs.)2965316435633433
60-0 MPH (ft.)125NANANA

Table4

ModelBMW i3 120Ah hatchbackHyundai Ioniq Electric hatchbackChevrolet Bolt EV LT hatchbackNissan LEAF S hatchback
MPG (city)129150128124
MPG (highway)10612211099
MPG (combined)118136119112
Tank Capacity (gal)N/AN/AN/AN/A

Table5

ModelHyundai Ioniq Electric hatchbackBMW i3 120Ah hatchbackChevrolet Bolt EV LT hatchbackNissan LEAF S hatchback
Passenger capacity5455
Front (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.)39.1/56.1/42.239.6/53.6/40.539.7/54.6/41.641.2/54.3/42.1
Second (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.)37.4/55.0/35.737.2/49.2/31.937.9/52.8/36.537.3/52.5/33.3

Table6

ModelBMW i3 120Ah hatchbackHyundai Ioniq Electric hatchbackChevrolet Bolt EV LT hatchbackNissan LEAF S hatchback
Cargo Volume (ft.3)15.123.016.923.6

Table7

ModelBMW i3 120Ah hatchbackHyundai Ioniq Electric hatchbackChevrolet Bolt EV LT hatchbackNissan LEAF S hatchback
Curb weight (lbs.)2965316435633433
Length(in)158.3176.0164.0176.4
Width(in)69.971.769.570.5
Height(in)62.957.162.861.4
Ground clearance (in)N/A5.5N/A5.9
Wheelbase (in)101.2106.3102.4106.3
Track width (in) F/R61.9/6261.2/61.659.1/59.160.6/61.2

Table8

ModelsBMW i3 120Ah hatchbackHyundai Ioniq Electric hatchbackChevrolet Bolt EV LT hatchbackNissan LEAF S hatchback
0-60 MPH7.2 sec10.2 sec6.5 sec8.2
Quarter mileN/A17.8 sec15.3N/A
Emission (Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year)----
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Fuel Economy and Real-World MPG

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ModelsBMW i3 120Ah hatchbackHyundai Ioniq Electric hatchbackChevrolet Bolt EV LT hatchbackNissan LEAF S hatchback
0-60 MPH7.2 sec10.2 sec6.5 sec8.2
Quarter mileN/A17.8 sec15.3N/A
Emission (Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year)----

The 2017 BMW i3 Electric vehicle uses electric motor power a lithium-ion battery. RANGE-extend models have supplemental 650-cc GASOLINE ENGINE that acts solely as generator and has a fuel capacity of 2. 4 gallons. BMW i3s Electric-only RANGE is estimated at 114 miles while 60 Ah is limited to around 80 miles. Extend-RANGE models are said to add another 35 miles to battery RANGE. Hyper-milers can eke more distance by switching to ECO PRO mode, meant to increase distance by 12 percent, or ECO PRO +, which adds another 12 percent. The I3 Electric vehicle uses single-speed transmission and is rear-wheel drive. Recharging takes three hours on 220 Volts or 20-plus hours on the standard 110-Volt outlet. Hybrid-synchronous Electric motor 22-kWh lithium-ion battery 170 horsepower 184 lb-ft of torque RANGE with full charge: 80 miles, 114 miles note: Due to changes in EPA testing to more effectively reflect real-world conditions, some 2017 models show slightly lower fuel-economy scores than their 2016 versions.

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Infotainment and Connectivity

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ModelsBMW i3 120Ah hatchbackHyundai Ioniq Electric hatchbackChevrolet Bolt EV LT hatchbackNissan LEAF S hatchback
0-60 MPH7.2 sec10.2 sec6.5 sec8.2
Quarter mileN/A17.8 sec15.3N/A
Emission (Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year)----

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Safety and Driver-Assistance Features

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ModelsBMW i3 120Ah hatchbackHyundai Ioniq Electric hatchbackChevrolet Bolt EV LT hatchbackNissan LEAF S hatchback
0-60 MPH7.2 sec10.2 sec6.5 sec8.2
Quarter mileN/A17.8 sec15.3N/A
Emission (Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year)----

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2019 BMW i3 Exterior

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ModelsBMW i3 120Ah hatchbackHyundai Ioniq Electric hatchbackChevrolet Bolt EV LT hatchbackNissan LEAF S hatchback
0-60 MPH7.2 sec10.2 sec6.5 sec8.2
Quarter mileN/A17.8 sec15.3N/A
Emission (Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year)----

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