WHAT YOU CAN RELY ON.
Safety in the BMW i3.
For the BMW i3, a special safety concept was developed tailor-made for electric vehicles. Like the lithium-ion high-voltage battery, which is optimally positioned in the Drive module, the exceptionally-strong passenger compartment is made of carbon and likewise offers secure protection from outside influences. Innovative driving assistant systems help the driver to always make the right decision. And in case of emergency, a wide range of network services are there to help you to always stay mobile.
A variety of innovative driver assistant systems in the BMW i3 not only makes driving a pleasure but also makes parking a worry-free enjoyment. With Driving Assistant Plus, the BMW i3 will warn you about collisions and is able to automatically maintain speed and distance in city traffic and traffic jams. The parking assistant makes child's play of parking – fully autonomously, if desired.
The optional Driving Assistant Plus includes a comprehensive package of innovative driving assistant systems that make driving in the BMW i3 especially safe and comfortable. The traffic jam assistant can control the BMW i3 autonomously up to a speed of 40 km/h during traffic jams. The camera-based Active Cruise Control with Stop & Go function maintains a constant speed and distance from 0 up to 140 km/h without an intervention of the driver. The collision warning warns about imminent rear-end collisions in due time. And the city collision warning with braking function feature for pedestrians helps to prevent accidents from occurring with pedestrians and minimises the risk of passenger injury in an emergency. The braking functions can help avoid or reduce the impact of accidents that occur when travelling at city speed limits. Speed limit information shows the respective permitted maximum speed and supports a predictive and efficient driving style.
The Park Assistant package offers all-round assistance for especially easy and worry-free parking: with Park Distance Control in the front, rear-view camera in the rear, and the Park Assistant, not only is convenient parking by the driver possible, but also a fully-automatic option – where the BMW i3 accelerates, brakes and steers itself – is available too.
Carbon is as strong as steel but 50 % lighter.
And 30 % lighter than aluminium.
The passenger compartment of the BMW i3, the so-called Life module, is completely made of carbon (also known as ‘carbon fibre reinforced plastic’ or CFRP) – an especially light and high-strength material that provides outstanding protection to vehicle passengers in the event of an emergency. Until now, the manufacture and use of this material for large series production of the vehicle was too difficult. But after 10 years of intensive research and experience in the manufacturing of parts, the BMW Group has developed an innovative solution and now produces carbon fibres and carbon fibre plates in large series together in a joint venture with the company SGL Automotive Carbon Fibers.
Lithium-ion high-voltage battery
The lithium-ion high-voltage battery is positioned centrally in the Drive module of the BMW i3 and thus optimally protected against outside influences. A specially-developed heating and air conditioning system ensures as little temperature fluctuations as possible which significantly increases the service life of the high-voltage battery.
The Battery Guard supports the BMW i3 owner by monitoring the high-voltage battery of the vehicle and notifying the owner, for example, if a deviation from the planned charging procedure occurs or, for example, if the vehicle lights were left on for too long.
The high-voltage battery is guaranteed for eight years or 100,000 km.
BMW i Assistant Services provide a wide range of services that have been specifically developed for electric vehicles and allow you to enjoy each journey.