Friday, 19 October, 2018


Updated BMW i3 gets greater range

BMW boosts i3 and i3s batteries to 120Ah; 42.2 kWh pack almost doubles original range The tweaked BMW i3 gets all the range
Conrad Doyle | 30 September, 2018, 01:15

Under everyday driving conditions, BMW says the new 120Ah battery provides both i3 models with a realistic range of up to 162 miles, or 37 miles more than that quoted for the existing i3 with its 94Ah battery.

With its battery capacity increased to 42.2kWh, the latest version of the BMW i3 follows the brand's holistic concept; a responsible use of resources including not only locally emissions-free power but also material selection, production techniques and available mobility services.

BMW does not shy away from creating confusion and thus continued using the EV battery's capacity in ampere hours (Ah) in the name of the 2019 edition. The i3's first battery was just 60 Ah, offering a range of just 81 miles.

For the new model year, BMW adds a few convenience and cosmetic features to the i3.

Overall, that pushes the i3 pure electric model to 153 miles of range on a full charge. The new interior color is Jucaro Beige Metallic with Frozen Gray accents.

The i3 is powered by a 170bhp electric motor which produces 250Nm of torque and can sprint form 0-62mph in 7.3 seconds and on to a top speed of 93mph.

LED headlights come as standard on the auto and adaptive LED headlights, wireless charging and iDrive infotainment functions can be specified as options. General power (170 horses) and acceleration (to 60 miles per hour in 7.2 seconds) also hold in the new model.

Powering the i3s is a 14bhp electric motor which produced 20Nm more torque than the standard vehicle allowing it to accelerate form 0-62mph in 6.9 seconds on to a top speed of 99mph. The Mega World trim now gets an optional interior decked out in brown trim, grey vinyl and brown cloth.

Both the i3 and the i3s use the same motors as before: a 170-horsepower unit in the i3 that delivers acceleration from 0-60 miles per hour in 7.2 seconds, according to BMW, and a 181-hp motor in the i3s that can make the sprint in 6.8 seconds. New Wi-Fi hotspot can accommodate up to 10 devices.

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