BMW i3

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Starting MSRP

$44,500  $37,000

After $7,500 Federal Tax Credit

Fuel Economy
Electric Range





Technology: Pure Electric

Engine: 33kW Electric Motor

Battery: 7.4 kWh

Horsepower: 170

Warranty: 8 Years / 80,000 Miles

Seats: 4

Total Range: 114 Miles

Body Style: Hatchback

MPGe: 124
PRICE: $37,000


BMW i3 side view open doorsDESIGN & SAFETY

The BMW i3 is hands down one of the most recognizable cars on the road, thanks to its eye-catching body style. While it doesn’t look like your classic BMW, the i3 still retains BMW’s typical dynamism thanks to the larger diameter wheels and the very short overhangs both on front and rear. The car’s distinctly boxy shape suggests roominess and efficiency on the inside, and a “hey, look at me” attitude on the outside. The i3 further expresses itself through unique design features, including the black bonnet and the side window graphics that go through the rear pillar.If you’re looking to make a statement with your ride, the i3 has got your back. Where the i3 really stands out though, is with its Carbon Fiber Reinforced Plastic foundation. This material is as strong as steel, but half the weight, resulting in incredibly responsive acceleration, impressive handling, and undeniable efficiency.


The open interior of the BMW i3 creates a new definition of roomy. With no pillar needed between its doors and no transmission tunnel because of the Drive Module below, the BMW i3’s cabin provides a spacious ride. You can even remove the B-pillar and center console to create even more openness. All that room also comes with a view. The driver’s seat of the i3 is located higher to provide drivers a commanding view of the road, while expansive windows offer passengers 360 degree views of the city of Angels. Luxury reimagined is an understatement. Over 25% of the i3’s interior uses renewable raw and recycled materials, so you can look cool and feel good while doing it.This fully sustainable system also comes with a fully comprehensive network. The included integrated SIM allows you to enjoy full connectivity with the outside world. Use BMW’s i ConnectedDrive system to safely navigate to your destination, stay powered up with public charging station location services, and even find an empty parking spot.

BMW i3 electric powertrain PERFORMANCE & POWER

The BMW i3 is one of the fastest BMWs off the line. Thanks to its ultra-lightweight and strong LifeDrive architecture, coupled with an advanced battery system, cutting-edge controls and high-efficiency electric motors, the i3 has a lively 0–60 mph time of 7 seconds.  Its incredibly responsive acceleration is felt immediately from a standstill with 184 lb-ft of pin-you-to-the-back-of-your-seat torque making for an exhilarating and exceedingly fun ride.



  • Bluetooth
  • Park Assist Features
  • Keyless Entry
  • Voice Activated Controls
  • Remote Car Management App
  • Built-in Navigation System
  • Ample Cargo Space
  • 100% Electric


  • Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
  • ABS And Driveline Traction Control
  • Side Impact Beams
  • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Seat-Mounted Side Airbags
  • BMW Assist eCall Emergency S.O.S
  • Tire Specific Low Tire Pressure Warning
  • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Front Airbags
  • Curtain 1st And 2nd Row Airbags
  • Airbag Occupancy Sensor
  • Driver And Passenger Knee Airbag
  • Outboard Front Lap And Shoulder Safety Belts -inc: Pretensioners
  • HD Radio
  • Radio w/Seek-Scan, Clock, Speed Compensated Volume Control, Aux Audio Input Jack, Steering Wheel Controls, Radio Data System and External Memory Control
  • 4 Speakers
  • Integrated Roof Diversity Antenna
  • Satellite Radio w/1 Year Subscription
  • Bluetooth Wireless Phone Connectivity
  • 2 LCD Monitors In The Front
  • Fade-To-Off Interior Lighting
  • Full Carpet Floor Covering -inc: Carpet Front And Rear Floor Mats
  • Carpet Floor Trim
  • Rigid Cargo Cover
  • Cargo Features -inc: Spare Tire Mobility Kit
  • Cargo Space Lights
  • FOB Controls -inc: Trunk/Hatch/Tailgate and Windows
  • Integrated Navigation System
  • Tracker System
  • Smart Device Integration
  • Dashboard Storage, Driver And Passenger Door Bins
  • Power 1st Row Windows w/Driver And Passenger 1-Touch Up/Down
  • Delayed Accessory Power
  • Power Door Locks w/Autolock Feature
  • Systems Monitor
  • Trip Computer
  • Outside Temp Gauge
  • Digital Display
  • Fixed Front Head Restraints and Manual Adjustable Rear Head Restraints
  • Front Center Armrest w/Storage
  • Perimeter Alarm
  • Wheels: 19″ x 5.0″ Mega BMW i Star Spoke -inc: Light alloy, Style 427
  • Tires: P155/70R19 AS
  • Wheels w/Silver Accents
  • Spare Tire Mobility Kit
  • Clearcoat Paint
  • Body-Colored Front Bumper w/Black Bumper Insert
  • Black Rear Bumper w/Body-Colored Rub Strip/Fascia Accent
  • Black Side Windows Trim
  • Body-Colored Door Handles
  • Body-Colored Power Auto Dimming Side Mirrors w/Power Folding and Turn Signal Indicator
  • Fixed Rear Window w/Fixed Interval Wiper and Defroster
  • Light Tinted Glass
  • Speed Sensitive Rain Detecting Variable Intermittent Wipers
  • Front Windshield -inc: Sun Visor Strip
  • Composite Panels
  • Lip Spoiler
  • Reverse Opening Rear Doors
  • Liftgate Rear Cargo Access
  • Tailgate/Rear Door Lock Included w/Power Door Locks
  • Fully Automatic Projector Beam Led Low Beam Daytime Running Auto-Leveling Headlamps w/Delay-Off
  • Perimeter/Approach Lights
  • LED Brakelights
  • Electric Motor
  • Transmission: Single Speed
  • Transmission w/Driver Selectable Mode
  • Rear-Wheel Drive
  • 9.70 Axle Ratio
  • 20-Amp/Hr Maintenance-Free Battery
  • 3615# Gvwr 937# Maximum Payload
  • Gas-Pressurized Shock Absorbers
  • Front Anti-Roll Bar
  • Electric Power-Assist Speed-Sensing Steering
  • Strut Front Suspension w/Coil Springs
  • Multi-Link Rear Suspension w/Coil Springs
  • Regenerative 4-Wheel Disc Brakes w/4-Wheel ABS, Front And Rear Vented Discs, Brake Assist, Hill Hold Control and Electric Parking Brake
  • 3 12V DC Power Outlets
  • Air Filtration
  • Heated Front Seats
  • 6-Way Driver Seat -inc: Manual Recline, Height Adjustment, Fore/Aft Movement and Manual Rear Seat Easy Entry
  • 6-Way Passenger Seat -inc: Manual Recline, Height Adjustment, Fore/Aft Movement and Manual Rear Seat Easy Entry
  • 50-50 Folding Bench Front Facing Fold Forward Seatback Rear Seat
  • Manual Tilt/Telescoping Steering Column
  • Gauges -inc: Speedometer, Odometer, Traction Battery Level, Power/Regen, Trip Odometer and Trip Computer
  • Fixed Rear Windows and Fixed 3rd Row Windows
  • 4 Person Seating Capacity
  • Leather Steering Wheel
  • Front Cupholder
  • Rear Cupholder
  • Compass
  • Proximity Key For Push Button Start Only
  • Valet Function
  • Remote Keyless Entry w/Integrated Key Transmitter, Illuminated Entry, Illuminated Ignition Switch and Panic Button
  • Remote Releases -Inc: Power Cargo Access
  • Cruise Control w/Steering Wheel Controls
  • Automatic Air Conditioning
  • HVAC -inc: Residual Heat Recirculation
  • Illuminated Locking Glove Box
  • Driver Foot Rest
  • Sensatec/Cloth Upholstery
  • Interior Trim -inc: Metal-Look Interior Accents
  • Full Cloth Headliner
  • Cloth Door Trim Insert
  • Metal-Look Gear Shift Knob
  • Day-Night Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirror
  • Driver And Passenger Visor Vanity Mirrors w/Driver And Passenger Illumination
  • Partial Floor Console w/Storage, Rear Console w/Storage and 3 12V DC Power Outlets
  • Front Map Lights
  • Engine Immobilizer


Interested in buying or leasing the 2018 BMW i3?  New EV drivers can slash the sticker price with thousands of dollars in government incentives, and unlock additional savings and benefits over their EV’s lifetime.

We estimate you could save $15,000 on the BMW i3.

Lets break it down and watch the savings grow.


The federal government provides thousands off dollars of income tax credits for electric cars. With this pure electric model, you qualify for an income tax credit of $7,500.


California’s Clean Vehicle Rebate Project offers thousands of dollars in rebates for the purchase or lease of an electric car. This pure electric model is eligible for a $2,500 rebate.


EV drivers are eligible for Clean Air Vehicle decals to use California’s high occupancy vehicle (HOV) lanes and toll roads for free, no matter how many people are in the car. As a pure electric car, the BMW i3 qualifies for a White Clean Air Vehicle decal.


Save time and money by skipping the gas station. The BMW i3 offers an estimated $5,000 in fuel savings over 5 years.*


*Estimate based on 2015 average prices of fuel and electricity in California.


When you drive electric, you have the luxury to choose when and where to power up. All electric cars come with charging equipment that you can easily use at home or on the go.

Here’s what you need to know about charging the BMW i3.


  • 7.4kW On-Board Charger
  • 120V Charging Cable
  • SAE Combo Connector for DC Fast Charging



  • 20 Hrs. @ Level 1
  • 4.5 Hrs. @ Level 2
  • 75% Charge in 30 Minutes @ DC Fast Charge