The world is in motion. We are in motion. And motion always means something exciting: change. BMW i is a far-reaching and ground-breaking concept for sustainable mobility, presenting visionary electric vehicles and networked services, inspiring design and a new understanding of what premium means – strongly defined by sustainability. Not tomorrow, but today. BMW i – proof that sustainability and pure driving pleasure can complement each other perfectly.

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A SHORT HISTORY OF THE BMW i SERIES.

Journey with us through the history of BMW i electric vehicles and get to know the versatile BMW i models. Here, new drive ideas and new technologies are developed, and the future becomes reality today.

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A SHORT HISTORY OF THE BMW i SERIES.

THE BMW i3.

An electric car with exceptional driving dynamics and cutting-edge technology. The BMW i3 is a vehicle for people who know what they want and is an expression of a trailblazing lifestyle. It combines sustainability with emotion, intelligent efficiency with sporty driving. This is what pure driving pleasure feels like.

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BMW I Series BMW i3 I01 first generation three-quarter front view in lane

The BMW i3 was introduced in 2013. It is not only the first BMW with an electric motor, but also the first mass-produced vehicle ever with a carbon fiber reinforced plastic (CFRP) passenger cell. Its curb weight is similar to a normal compact car, even with the battery. Many BMW i3 components are also made of renewable raw materials.
 

The electric motor produces 125 kW with full amount of torque immediately applied at the wheels. From 2016 the battery was upgraded to a capacity of 94 Ah. The BMW i3S was introduced in 2017 with 135 kW of power. The introduction of the BMW i3 and i3S with a further upgraded 120 Ah battery meant that the optional range extender (a gasoline engine to charge the battery) was made unavailable since 2018. The range reaches up to 307 km (WLTP*) and the battery can be charged to 80% within 42 minutes at a fast charging station. Well over 200,000 vehicles have been built so far.
 

Production period: 2013 – 2021
Electric motor: 125 – 135 kW, optional range extender available until 2018 (0.65 l gasoline engine, 28 kW)
Length/width/height: 3,999 – 4,011 mm/1,775 mm/1,578 mm
Range (electric): 307 km (WLTP*)
 

*Further voluntary information. More information on WLTP and NEDC testing procedures can be found at www.bmw.de/wltp.

THE BMW i4.

The first all-electric Gran Coupé of the BMW 4 series sets new standards. Extraordinary performance is combined with excellent comfort and emission-free local driving.

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Striking and superior: these are the all-electric Gran Coupés BMW i4 eDrive40 and BMW i4 M50 models. The dynamic, slanted headlamps contribute to the four-door’s expressive character, as do the rear wheel arches and rear side windows which rise toward the tail.
 

Delivering up to 400 kW** from an electric drive means unparalleled driving dynamics thanks to maximum torque, whatever the speed. The BMW i4 glides along smoothly while the occupants enjoy the comfort of its almost silent ride. And the meticulous, precise chassis and steering design always provide the best possible control. Sophisticated weight distribution and the interaction of the suspension and drive components all play decisive roles. The range of up to 590* kilometers (BMW i4 eDrive40 WLTP*) makes this electric vehicle extremely versatile and ideally suited to everyday use.
 

Production period: from the end of 2021
Electric motor: 250 – 400 kW**
Range: Up to 590 kilometres (BMW i4 eDrive40 WLTP*)
 

*Further voluntary information. More information on WLTP and NEDC testing procedures can be found at www.bmw.de/wltp.
 

** These figures are anticipated values and not yet officially confirmed.

THE BMW iX3.

With the first all-electric BMW SAV, BMW integrates future technology with proven, present-day automotive concepts. Intelligent charging options are combined with the highest driving dynamics and a design featuring clear, powerful contours.

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2021 sees the electric drive BMW X3 in the showrooms. The electric car is immediately recognizable from the outside thanks to the unique BMW i kidney. The interior boasts its own design features with, for example, the blue start button and the standard ambient light, pre-set in BMW i blue.
 

The vehicle’s technology is just as innovative and modern. The (210 kW) engine allows for the dynamic handling typical of a BMW. Additional sustainability is ensured by manufacturing the drive system without using rare earths. The recuperation level can be adjusted to one of four settings depending on the comfort needed and this contributes to the up to 461 km range (WLTP*). On the go the battery can be charged to 80 percent at high-power charging stations in about 34 minutes.
 

Production period: 2021
Engines: Electric motor (210 kW)
Length/width/height: 4,734 mm/1,891 mm/1,668 mm
Range: 460 kilometers (WLTP*)
 

*Further voluntary information. More information on WLTP and NEDC testing procedures can be found at www.bmw.de/wltp.

THE BMW iX.

The first all-electric SAV from BMW with all-wheel drive – the BMW iX offers luxury and refined minimalism, combined with cutting-edge engine technology. Maximum comfort meets monolithic design and a unique sense of spaciousness: This is the vehicle of a new generation.

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The purist form of the BMW iX with minimal but characteristic lines and seamlessly integrated details that boast a pioneering spirit. What’s more, there is the front T-shape with the slimmest headlamp strips ever built by BMW, combined with the expressive, upright double kidney. Recessed door handles, frameless doors and the generously rectangular contours of the wheel arches unite to create a confident, modern aura.
 

But the BMW iX is also technically impressive with two powerful electric motors and the BMW xDrive all-wheel electric drive. The BMW iX xDrive40 edition produces a total output of 240 kW with a range of up to 425 km (WLTP*). The driving experience is heightened to an even greater extent in the BMW iX xDrive50, with 385 kW and a range of up to 630 km (WLTP*). Using fast charging stations (Chargefox Ultra-Rapid charging stations), the full range can be restored on a charge of less than 40 minutes.
 

The new iDrive and the comprehensive assistance systems combine with the chassis and drive unit to create an extraordinary driving experience that signals the future: Technical progress, precision and luxury are united in this premium SAV.
 

Production period: from the end of 2021
Electric motor: 240 – 385 kW
Range: Up to 425 – 630 kilometres (WLTP*)

*Further voluntary information. More information on WLTP and NEDC testing procedures can be found at www.bmw.de/wltp.

BMW i Series BMW i4 three-quarter front view driving on the street

BMW i4.

BMW i Series BMW i4 M50 three-quarter front view driving on the street

BMW i4 M50.

BMW i Series BMW iX3 three-quarter side view standing in front of mountain landscape

BMW iX3.

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BMW iX.