THE NEW FORM OF DRIVING PLEASURE.

The all-electric BMW i3.

THE NEW FORM OF DRIVING PLEASURE.

The all-electric BMW i3.

THE NEW FORM OF DRIVING PLEASURE.The all-electric BMW i3.

Electric range in km (NEDC) (BMW i3 94 Ah)

 300-312***

Customer-orientated range in km (BMW i3 94 Ah)

200***

Fuel consumption combined in l/100 km (BMW i3 94 Ah)

0

CO2 emissions combined in g/km (BMW i3 94 Ah)

0

Power consumption in kWh/100 km (BMW i3 94 Ah)

12.6* / 13.1**

The world is in motion and we’re in motion too. Motion means change and change is exciting. More and more people across the globe are calling their own values into question and thinking about how they could live more aware lives.At BMW i, this change in mindset has led to a new era in which, for the first time ever, vehicles are developed from the ground up with sustainable mobility in mind. In this context, the BMW i3 is more than a car. It is proof that responsibility and driving pleasure complement one another to perfection. It’s time to lead by example. And experience a new form of driving pleasure.

DRIVE TRAIN & TECHNOLOGY.

ELECTRIFYING DRIVING PLEASURE.

The finest form of pleasure is spontaneous pleasure – as spontaneous as the all-electric BMW eDrive system. As you move off in the BMW i3, just dipping the accelerator is enough to deploy full torque and pull away powerfully in near silence. And by the way: the same pedal also lets you brake, because the moment you lift off the accelerator, you feel the car start to brake. That’s because your BMW i3 is recovering the available kinetic energy and using it to charge the battery. This “one-pedal feeling”, as we call this innovation, not only enables you to experience driving like never before, but also extends your driving range.

RANGE EXTENDER.

Extends driving pleasure: the optional Range Extender is located next to the electric motor in the rear of the BMW i3 and can increase the range of the BMW i3 (94 Ah) in COMFORT Mode from up to 180 km to a total of 330 km. The small and quiet two-cylinder petrol engine powers a generator that maintains the charge level of the high-voltage battery at a constant level so that the BMW i3 can continue to drive purely electrically. The Range Extender switches on automatically when the battery level is low.

MADE-TO-MEASURE MOBILITY: THE MEASURE OF ALL THINGS.

Shaping the new era of electric mobility in the long term meant going back to the drawing board. One of the biggest challenges with this was how to compensate for the weight of the high-voltage battery. So we divided the vehicle architecture into two separate sections. First, there is the lower Drive module, which is made with aluminium and contains all parts related to the gears, the drive system and the battery. Second, above this, is the Life module, providing plenty of space for people in the car. Featuring the first series-production passenger cell made with strong, ultra-light carbon, the BMW i3 has a lower weight and a lower centre of gravity – simultaneously offering enhanced safety and agility.

CARBON - A NEW ERA BEGINS.

CFRP (carbon fibre reinforced plastic) is a highly resilient composite made of carbon fibres and a matrix of plastic. It is approximately 30 per cent lighter than aluminium and 50 per cent lighter than steel. Using carbon results in higher stability of the body and greater safety for the vehicle occupants. Maximum stiffness permits faster acceleration as well as improved agility and roadholding, the lower weight reduces fuel consumption.

RANGE & CHARGING.

RANGE.

Most people drive far less than they think: on average we travel between 35 and 50 km per day by car. The BMW i3 (94 Ah) offers an operating radius NEDC of up to 300 km (200 km in everyday operation). The model exceeds the average daily driving distance by three or four times.

HOME CHARGING.

Electrifying driving pleasure actually begins during the charging process. When the battery reserves of your BMW i3 run low, you can conveniently recharge the vehicle at home. Simply connect the BMW i3 via the standard charging cable to a conventional domestic 203-volt socket and the high-voltage battery regains 80% of its full capacity in less than ten hours.

Charging is even faster and more convenient using a BMW i Wallbox, which our installation service will be delighted to set up for you. Depending on the design, it will be possible to charge your BMW i3 to 80% of its capacity in less than three hours. This is made possible by the particularly high charging capacity of the new BMW i Wallbox of up to 11 kW for the BMW i3 (94 Ah).

PUBLIC CHARGING.

There are many good reasons to get out and about in your BMW i3 – and even more opportunities to charge the battery away from home. The practical aspect: With the BMW i3, you can use public charging stations with both alternating current (AC) or direct current (DC). This not only makes you more flexible, it also enables you to charge your vehicle as quickly as possible. Because at a DC public charging station, the energy is with a constantly powerful current is transferred directly to the high-voltage battery, enabling the BMW i3 to be charged to 80 % of its capacity in under 40 minutes. If no DC charging station is available, you can charge up your BMW i3 at an AC station to 80 % of its capacity in under three hours. In this way, the public AC stations are particularly suitable for efficient charging overnight or when the vehicle remains parked for a longer period of time.

WALLBOX INSTALLATION SERVICE.

Take advantage of the BMW i Installation Service. This safe and personalised solution contains an installation check as well as complete installation in your home or garage.

During the installation check, qualified experts check the possible connections for the wallbox. After it has been fitted, you are provided with instructions on how to use the BMW i Wallbox and, together with your installation partner, you can set up your initial user account. Safe operation is guaranteed by a 24-month warranty.

The online quick-check lets you check for yourself whether your individual situation is suitable for the installation of a BMW i Wallbox.

SUSTAINABILITY.

INTELLIGENT SUSTAINABILITY.

Sustainability at BMW i is not simply just a word. It is our supreme guiding principle. This is why we have designed the entire life cycle of the BMW i3 in line with the principle of maximum conservation of resources and sustainability. With the BMW i3 it’s easy to make sustainability part of your everyday life. Zero emissions at the point of use means less air pollution in urban areas and more fresh air for you to breathe. When you fill up with green power or generate your own electricity with solar panels, you get to enjoy totally emission-free mobility. And driving in ECO PRO mode cuts your power consumption and increases your driving range. Added to which, in your BMW i3 you generate virtually no noise or odours, benefitting both yourself and your environment. Up to 95% of the BMW i3 is recycable.

SUSTAINABLE PRODUCTION.

At our production plant in Leipzig we have installed wind turbines to enable us to manufacture the BMW i3 with green power. On top of this, even compared to the low energy requirements for the production of other BMW models, we have managed to halve the amount of energy required to produce a BMW i3. The carbon fibres from which the BMW i3’s ultralight passenger cell is made are produced with energy generated entirely from renewables. The power comes from one of the world’s largest hydroelectric plants at Moses Lake, some 300 kilometres east of Seattle.

SUSTAINABLE MATERIALS.

Components made of 30 % kenaf. Using kenaf for larger interior surfaces allows us to substitute petroleum-based plastics and reduce the overall weight of the BMW i3, because kenaf fibres are up to 30 % lighter than conventional materials. Seats with 40 % pure new wool. One renewable material that offers a high level of comfort is certified pure new wool. In the Lodge interior design package, this accounts for 40 % of the material in the seat covers. Interior trim in eucalyptus. Eucalyptus is naturally resistant to moisture. That means it needs around 90 % less surface finishing than more traditional types of wood. 100 % olive-leaf-tanned leather. The leather in the BMW i3 is 100 % tanned with natural extracts of olive leaves. This has several advantages: olive leaves are otherwise just a by-product of olive farming, and this puts them to good use.

THE DESIGN CONCEPT.

A vehicle that is geared to sustainable electric mobility throughout: with the LifeDrive module, a completely new vehicle architecture was developed, consisting of two independent units. The Life module, comprising the passenger cell made of carbon, and the aluminium Drive module, with chassis and drive train components as well as the high-voltage battery. At the same time the car’s unique character emerges most clearly in the interior: innovative and sustainable materials such as carbon and wood are not just used in the car but carefully highlighted. In this way the BMW i3 creates new values that are not only visible but tactile as well.

EXTERIOR AND INTERIOR DESIGN.

Large, narrow tyres, aerodynamic wheel rims and an open design of the passenger cell: The entire exterior of the BMW i3 is geared towards electromobility. Headlights that were specially designed for the BMW i3, the Black Belt and the BMW i kidney grille round off the vehicle’s appearance.
Inside the BMW i3 you can experience sustainability at first hand, because a large proportion of the materials used here are sourced from renewable and recycled raw materials. At the same time they underscore the sophistication and spaciousness of the interior.

CONNECTED NAVIGATION.

Simply open the dynamic range map in the optional navigation system for a clear overview of your current range. If the remaining battery charge is not sufficient, the system will suggest other ways of reaching your destination and show unoccupied charging stations on the navigation screen. One particularly useful feature is intermodal routing. This can help save precious time in heavy traffic by recommending alternative means of transport and guiding you to Park & Ride facilities.

TECHNICAL DATA.

Consumption
Electricity consumption in kWh/100 km
12.9
CO2 emissions combined in g/km
0.0
Energy efficiency (with Range Extender: CO2 efficiency)
A+
Range and charge time
Electric range in km (NEDC)
190***
Customer-orientated range in km
160
Capacity of lithium-ion battery in kWh
18.8
Fast charging, e.g. at DC fast-charging station: DC; 125 A; 50 kW (80 %)
Under 30 min.
Charging time of high-voltage battery in h at 16 A (80 %)
5.5
Weight
Unladen weight in kg (EU)
1,280
Max. permissible weight in kg
1,630
Permitted load in kg
425.0
Permitted axle load front/rear in kg
755/930
BMW eDrive
Electric motor: Output in kW
125.0
Electric motor: Max. torque in Nm
250.0
Performance
Top speed fully electric in km/h
150.0
Acceleration 0–100 km/h in s
7.2
Elasticity 80–120 km/h in s
4.9
Wheels
Tyre dimensions front
155/70 R19 84 Q
Tyre dimensions rear
155/70 R19 84 Q
Wheel dimensions front
5 J x 19 inches, light-alloy
Wheel dimensions rear
5 J x 19 inches, light-alloy
Consumption
Electricity consumption in kWh/100 km
12.6* / 13.1**
CO2 emissions combined in g/km
0.0
Energy efficiency (with Range Extender: CO2 efficiency)
A+
Range and charge time
Electric range in km (NEDC)
300-312***
Customer-orientated range in km
200***
Capacity of lithium-ion battery in kWh
27.2
Fast charging, e.g. at DC fast-charging station: DC; 125 A; 50 kW (80 %)
Under 40 min.
Charging time of high-voltage battery in h at 16 A (80 %)
7.5
Weight
Unladen weight in kg (EU)
1,320
Max. permissible weight in kg
1,670
Permitted load in kg
425.0
Permitted axle load front/rear in kg
755/955
BMW eDrive
Electric motor: Output in kW
125.0
Electric motor: Max. torque in Nm
250.0
Performance
Top speed fully electric in km/h
150.0
Acceleration 0–100 km/h in s
7.3
Elasticity 80–120 km/h in s
5.1
Wheels
Tyre dimensions front
155/70 R19 84 Q
Tyre dimensions rear
155/70 R19 84 Q
Wheel dimensions front
5 J x 19 inches, light-alloy
Wheel dimensions rear
5 J x 19 inches, light-alloy
Consumption
Electricity consumption in kWh/100 km
13.5
CO2 emissions combined in g/km
13.0
Energy efficiency (with Range Extender: CO2 efficiency)
A+
Range and charge time
Electric range in km (NEDC)
170***
Customer-orientated range in km
300***
Capacity of lithium-ion battery in kWh
18.8
Fast charging, e.g. at DC fast-charging station: DC; 125 A; 50 kW (80 %)
Under 30 min.
Charging time of high-voltage battery in h at 16 A (80 %)
5.5
Weight
Unladen weight in kg (EU)
1,415
Max. permissible weight in kg
1,755
Permitted load in kg
415.0
Permitted axle load front/rear in kg
765/1,030
BMW eDrive
Electric motor: Output in kW
125.0
Electric motor: Max. torque in Nm
250.0
Performance
Top speed fully electric in km/h
150.0
Acceleration 0–100 km/h in s
7.9
Elasticity 80–120 km/h in s
5.5
Wheels
Tyre dimensions front
155/70 R19 84 Q
Tyre dimensions rear
175/60 R19 84 Q
Wheel dimensions front
5 J x 19 inches, light-alloy
Wheel dimensions rear
5.5 J x 19 inches, light-alloy
Consumption
Electricity consumption in kWh/100 km
11.3* / 11.9**
CO2 emissions combined in g/km
12* / 13**
Energy efficiency (with Range Extender: CO2 efficiency)
A+
Range and charge time
Electric range in km (NEDC)
231-240***
Customer-orientated range in km
330***
Capacity of lithium-ion battery in kWh
27.2
Fast charging, e.g. at DC fast-charging station: DC; 125 A; 50 kW (80 %)
Under 40 min.
Charging time of high-voltage battery in h at 16 A (80 %)
7.5
Weight
Unladen weight in kg (EU)
1,440
Max. permissible weight in kg
1,760
Permitted load in kg
395.0
Permitted axle load front/rear in kg
770/1,030
BMW eDrive
Electric motor: Output in kW
125.0
Electric motor: Max. torque in Nm
250.0
Performance
Top speed fully electric in km/h
150.0
Acceleration 0–100 km/h in s
8.1
Elasticity 80–120 km/h in s
5.7
Wheels
Tyre dimensions front
155/70 R19 84 Q
Tyre dimensions rear
175/60 R19 84 Q
Wheel dimensions front
5 J x 19 inches, light-alloy
Wheel dimensions rear
5.5 J x 19 inches, light-alloy

DISCLAIMER.

* Wheels cluster 1: 19“ wheels
** Wheels cluster 2: 20“ wheels; winter tyres
*** The driving range depends on a variety of factors, especially: personal driving behaviour, selected route, weather conditions, usage of heating/cooling and preconditioning.