The BMW i3 is the world’s first premium car designed from the ground up to be powered by an electric drive system.
The result is a vehicle that embodies BMW’s commitment to driving pleasure without compromise. Since the launch in November 2013, the BMW i3 has gone from strength to strength winning various accolades. Now, the success story is set to continue with the introduction of the 94Ah battery on both the BMW i3 and the BMW i3 ‘Range Extender’ models.
The BMW i3 94Ah replaces the current 60Ah model and has a capacity of 33kWh thanks to the higher storage density of the lithium ion cells. The battery dimensions remain unchanged, with more than a 50 per cent range increase in the standard NEDC cycle. This equals a range of approximately 300km. The range achievable under what BMW describes as everyday driving conditions on one full battery charge is 201km for the BMW i3 BEV and 332km for the BMW i3 REX.
The motor propels the BMW i3 from zero to 100km/h in just 7.3 seconds (BEV ), making the BMW i3 both the sportiest and most efficient electric vehicle in its segment. It offers improved power consumption at 12.6kWh/100km and also delivers reduced CO2 emissions. In addition, it generates an output of 170hp and goes from zero to 100 km/h in just 7.3 seconds. And DC Rapid Charge is now available as standard.
Prices start from €36,300 on the road (includes SEAI grant of €5,000 and VRT relief of €5,000 ) and is available from July, 2016.