2019 BMW i3

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The all-electric BMW i3 is a new direction for both the German manufacturer and the industry. It's the first-ever electric vehicle to be designed from the ground-up to be electric, and the first mass production use of Carbon Fiber Reinforced Plastic (CFRP) for the passenger cell. The i3 is powered by a 170-hp electric motor, with the sporty i3 s getting a boost to 181 horsepower. Both receive a new 44.2 kWh/120 Ah lithium-ion battery pack, boasting an all-electric range of up to 153 miles; the battery can be charged in approximately 6.5 hours with a 220 volt charger, or as quick as 40 minutes to 80% with the SAE DC Combo fast charging system. A small range-extender engine can be optioned on both trims as well; this two-cylinder gas generator can roughly double the i3's range by maintaining the battery's charge. Designed to make option selection easier, there are three feature levels known as "Worlds" to choose from: Mega, Giga, and Tera. A Technology + Driving Assistant Package, Parking Assistant, harman/kardon premium audio, power moonroof and 20-inch aluminum wheels are also available. Standard safety features include anti-lock brakes, stability/traction control systems, LED headlights and taillights, BMW Assist eCall and a rearview camera, along with six airbags; new for 2019, front and rear parking sensors are now standard. For 2019, the BMW i3 gets a new 120 Ah, 42.2 kWh battery that increases its all-electric range to 153 miles. Additionally, iDrive 6.0 and Apple CarPlay smartphone integration are now standard, while wireless charging and a WiFi hotspot are also offered, enhancing the i3's high-tech appeal.
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The all-electric BMW i3 is a new direction for both the German manufacturer and the industry. It's the first-ever electric vehicle to be designed from the ground-up to be electric, and the first mass production use of Carbon Fiber Reinforced Plastic (CFRP) for the passenger cell. The i3 is powered by a 170-hp electric motor, with the sporty i3 s getting a boost to 181 horsepower. Both receive a new 44.2 kWh/120 Ah lithium-ion battery pack, boasting an all-electric range of up to 153 miles; the battery can be charged in approximately 6.5 hours with a 220 volt charger, or as quick as 40 minutes to 80% with the SAE DC Combo fast charging system. A small range-extender engine can be optioned on both trims as well; this two-cylinder gas generator can roughly double the i3's range by maintaining the battery's charge. Designed to make option selection easier, there are three feature levels known as "Worlds" to choose from: Mega, Giga, and Tera. A Technology + Driving Assistant Package, Parking Assistant, harman/kardon premium audio, power moonroof and 20-inch aluminum wheels are also available. Standard safety features include anti-lock brakes, stability/traction control systems, LED headlights and taillights, BMW Assist eCall and a rearview camera, along with six airbags; new for 2019, front and rear parking sensors are now standard. For 2019, the BMW i3 gets a new 120 Ah, 42.2 kWh battery that increases its all-electric range to 153 miles. Additionally, iDrive 6.0 and Apple CarPlay smartphone integration are now standard, while wireless charging and a WiFi hotspot are also offered, enhancing the i3's high-tech appeal.
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Retail Price

$44,450 - $51,500 MSRP / Window Sticker Price

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$3,403 - $3,931 Nat'l avg. savings off MSRP
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Engine
MPG 124 City / 102 Hwy
Seating 4 Passengers
Transmission 1-spd auto
Power 170 @ 4800 rpm
Drivetrain rear-wheel
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