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- 2019 BMW i3 42 kWh
- 2020 BMW i3s Edition RoadStyle 42 kWh

Brand, model, trim, price

Information about the brand, series, model name and year, trim and price of the electric vehicle.

2019 BMW i3 42 kWh2020 BMW i3s Edition RoadStyle 42 kWh
2019 BMW i3 42 kWh2020 BMW i3s Edition RoadStyle 42 kWh
Trim42 kWh42 kWh
Model year20192020
MarketNorth America, EuropeEurope
PriceUSD 44,450 (USA, Jul 2019)
GBP 35,350 (UK, Jul 2019)
EUR 42,300 (NL, Jul 2019)
EUR 38,000 (DE, Jul 2019)
EUR 39,950 (FR, Jul 2019)
EUR 39,900 (ES, Jul 2019)
EUR 49,995 (NL, Oct 2019)

Body style, dimensions, volumes, weights.

Information about the EV body style, dimensions, clearance, volumes, curb weight, GVWR.

Body styleHatchbackHatchback
MaterialsCarbon fiber reinforced polymer
Aluminium
Carbon fiber reinforced polymer
Aluminium
Exterior colorsJucaro Beige Metallic
Capparis White
Fluid Black
Imperial Blue Metallic
Melbourne Red Metallic
Mineral Grey Metallic
Fluid Black with E-Copper accents
Interior colorsBlack
Dark Grey
Light Grey
Brown
Black
Dark Grey
Light Grey
Brown
Number of doors54
Number of seats54
Length157.9 in
4011 mm
158.1 in
4016 mm
Width69.9 in
1775 mm
70.5 in
1791 mm
Width with mirrors80.3 in
2040 mm
80.3 in
2040 mm
Height62.9 in
1598 mm
62.6 in
1590 mm
Wheelbase101.2 in
2570 mm
101.2 in
2570 mm
Front track61.9 in
1572 mm
62.7 in
1592 mm
Rear track62.0 in
1575 mm
62.4 in
1585 mm
Clearance5.5 in
139 mm
5.2 in
132 mm
Front headroom39.6 in
1006 mm
39.6 in
1006 mm
Rear headroom37.2 in
945 mm
37.2 in
945 mm
Front shoulder room53.6 in
1361 mm
53.6 in
1361 mm
Rear shoulder room49.2 in
1250 mm
49.2 in
1250 mm
Front legroom40.5 in
1029 mm
40.5 in
1029 mm
Rear legroom31.9 in
810 mm
39.1 in
993 mm
Trunk volume260.0 l
9.18 ft3
0.26 m3
427.6 l
15.10 ft3
0.43 m3
Maximum trunk volume1100.0 l
38.85 ft3
1.10 m3
1045.0 l
36.90 ft3
1.04 m3
Curb weight2965.22 lb
1345 kg
3040.17 lb
1379 kg
Payload970.03 lb
440 kg
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GVWR3780.93 lb
1715 kg
3814 lb
1730 kg
Drag coefficient0.29 Cd0.32 Cd
Additional informationOverhang front / rear - 770 / 965 mm-

Electric motor

Information about the model's electric motor and its performance

ManufacturerBMWBMW
Electric motor typePermanent magnet synchronousAC synchronous
Location of the motorRearRear
Power125 kW
167.6 hp
170.0 ps
135 kW
181.0 hp
183.5 ps
Maximum power RPM4800 rpm4100 rpm
Torque250 Nm
25.5 kgm
184.4 ft-lb
270 Nm
27.5 kgm
199.1 ft-lb
Regenerative brakingYesYes
Driving modesEco
Eco+
Comfort
Eco
Eco+
Comfort
Sport

Performance

Information about the top speed and acceleration of the model.

Top speed93.2 mph
150.0 km/h
99.4 mph
160.0 km/h
Acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h7.20 s7.00 s
Acceleration from 0 to 60 mph-6.80 s

Driving range

Information about the official driving range of the model according to EPA, NEDC, WPTL.

Driving rangeNEDC: 223.1 mi / 359.0 km
EPA: 153.0 mi / 246.2 km
WLTP: 192.6 mi / 310.0 km
EPA: 152.9 mi / 246.0 km
WLTP: 192.6 mi / 310.0 km
Real range: 161.6 mi / 260.0 km

Energy efficiency

Information about the energy efficiency of the model in various measurement units according to EPA, NEDC, WPTL.

Energy efficiencyNEDC, CMB: 13.1 kWh/100 km
EPA, CMB: 30 kWh/100 mi
EPA, CMB: 102 MPGe
EPA, CMB: 112 MPGe
EPA, CTY: 124 MPGe
EPA, CMB: 112 MPGe
WLTP, CMB: 14.6 kWh/100 km

Energy class

Information about the energy class of the electric car.

Energy classA+A+

Steering

Information about the type of the steering mechanism of the model and related features.

Type of steering mechanismRack and pinionRack and pinion
Type of power steeringElectronicElectronic
Turning circle9.86 m
32.35 ft
9.87 m
32.38 ft
Additional information-Steering ratio - 14:1

Transmission

Information about the transmission of the model.

Type of transmissionAutomatic single-speed reduction gearAutomatic single-speed reduction gear
DrivetrainRear-wheel drive (RWD)Rear-wheel drive (RWD)
Axle ratio9.6659.665
Additional informationTransmission type: GE1B-

Suspension

Information about the system of components that connects the wheels and axles to the chassis.

Front suspensionIndependent
MacPherson strut
Coil springs (helical springs)
Shock absorbers
Independent
MacPherson strut
Coil springs (helical springs)
Anti-roll bar (stabilizer link / stabilizer bar)
Shock absorbers
Rear suspensionIndependent
Multi-link
Coil springs (helical springs)
Independent
Multi-link
Coil springs (helical springs)

Brakes

Information about the brake system used on this model.

Front brakesVentilated discsVentilated discs
Rear brakesVentilated discsVentilated discs

Rims

Information about the rims available for this electric car.

Rims5Jx19
5Jx20
5.5Jx19
5.5Jx20
6Jx20

Tyres

Information about the tyres available for this electric vehicle.

Tyres155/60R20
155/70R19 84Q
175/50R20
175/55R20
195/50R20

Battery

Specifications and features of the rechargeable battery that powers this vehicle.

ManufacturerSamsung SDISamsung SDI
Type of rechargeable batteryLithium-IonLithium-Ion
Battery capacity42.2 kWh42.2 kWh
Voltage352 V353 V
LocationUnder the floor, middleUnder the floor, middle
CoolingWater-based coolant circulationWater-based coolant circulation
Additional informationThe net battery capacity is 37.9 kWh
Uses 120 Ah square cells
Estimated volumetric energy density - 449 Wh/L
Optional battery heating system
The net battery capacity is 37.9 kWh
Uses 120 Ah square cells
Estimated volumetric energy density - 449 Wh/L
Battery heating is included

Charging type

Information about the different types of charging of this specific electric car.

Charging typeHousehold charging, 2.8 kW
BMW i Wallbox 3.7 kW, 3.7 kW
BMW i Wallbox 7.4 kW, 7.4 kW
BMW i Wallbox 11 kW, 11 kW
DC fast charging, 50 kW
Household charging, 2.8 kW
BMW i Wallbox 3.7 kW, 3.7 kW
BMW i Wallbox 7.4 kW, 7.4 kW
BMW i Wallbox 11 kW, 11 kW
DC fast charging, 50 kW

Onboard charger/Charging port

Information about the onboard charger(s)/charging port(s) available on this electric vehicle.

Onboard charger/Charging portOnboard charger, Type 2 CCS2, 11 kW
Onboard charger, Type 1 CCS1, 11 kW
Onboard charger, Type 2 CCS2, 11 kW
Onboard charger, Type 1 CCS1, 11 kW

Charging time

Information about the estimated charging time for this EV depending on the various type of charging it supports.

Charging timeDC fast charging, 0:41
BMW i Wallbox 11 kW, 3:50
BMW i Wallbox 7.4 kW, 5:42
BMW i Wallbox 3.7 kW, 11:24
Household charging, 15:04
DC fast charging, 0:32
BMW i Wallbox 11 kW, 3:00
BMW i Wallbox 7.4 kW, 4:28
BMW i Wallbox 3.7 kW, 8:56
Household charging, 11:47

Additional features

A list of standard and optional exterior and interior features of the model.

Additional featuresRear cupholders (S)
Adaptive Cruise/Speed Control (O)
Brake Assist System (S)
Camera-based cruise control with Stop&Go function (O)
City brake function (O)
Collision Warning System (O)
Cornering Brake Control (S)
Electronic Brake Distribution (S)
Electronic hand brake (S)
Engine Start Button (S)
Front and rear park distance control (S)
Front and side airbags (S)
Front radar (S)
Full-length side curtain airbags (S)
Hill holder (S)
Immobilizer (S)
Low Tire Pressure Indicator (S)
Pasrking Assistance (O)
Passenger Assist Handles (S)
Pedestrian and collision warning (O)
Proactive driving assistant (O)
Rear camera and radar (S)
Service Interval Indicator (S)
Speed limit info (O)
Standard Cruise/Speed Control (S)
Theft Deterrent System (S)
Traffic jam assistant (O)
10.3-inch multi-funciton touchscreen (O)
12V power outlet (S)
200GB internal HD (O)
6.5-inch touchscreen (S)
AM/FM Radio, Digital Radio (S)
Bluetooth (S)
BMW Apps (O)
BMW iDrive (S)
BMW Online with MyInfo (O)
Coming Home Device (S)
ConnectedDrive Services (S)
Garage Door Opener (S)
Internal HD (S)
Keyless entry (S)
MP3 Player (O)
Navigation (S)
Remote Audio Controls (S)
Satellite radio (S)
4 x sepakers, standard audio system (S)
Smart Card/Key (S)
12 x speakers, 360 watt, Harmon/Kardon Premium Sound (O)
Text To Speech / Speech To Text (O)
Wi-Fi hotspot (O)
Wireless charging pad (O)
Climate control (S)
Remote control (S)
Ventilation System (S)
Head Restraints (S)
Heated front seats (S)
Isofix Preparation (S)
Leather-trimmed, tilt telescoping (S)
Door Entry Light (S)
Heated washer (S)
Moonroof (O)
Power Locks (S)
Power Locks, With Passive Access (Card Key) (S)
Tinted glass windows (S)
Zone-tinted windshield with wipers (S)
Automatic rear-view mirror (S)
Foldable side mirrors (S)
Illuminated driver and passenger vanity mirror (S)
Memory adjustment (S)
Toned heated driver and passenger power side mirrors with turn signals (S)
Adaptive LED headlights with turn lights and high beam assist (O)
Headlight Control, Dusk Sensor (S)
LED daytime running lights (S)
LED headlights with cornering lights (S)
LED taillights (S)
Alloy Look On Instrument Panel And Shift Knob (S)
Cargo Area Cover (S)
Cloth (S)
Dark Oak wood trim (O)
Electronic Brown Trim (S)
Eucalyptus wood trim (O)
Leather and cloth (S)
Mega Carum Spice Grey SensaTec with Brown Cloth highlights (S)
Tera Dark Truffle Vernasca Leather (S)
Titanium Look On Instrument Panel (S)
Wood/Woodgrain On Instrument Panel (S)
Rear cupholders (S)
Alarm system class 3 (S)
Brake Assist System (S)
Camera-based cruise control with Stop&Go function (O)
City brake function (O)
Collision Warning System (O)
Cornering Brake Control (S)
Electronic Brake Distribution (S)
Electronic hand brake (S)
Front and side airbags (S)
Front radar (O)
Full-length side curtain airbags (S)
Hill holder (S)
Immobilizer (S)
Low Tire Pressure Indicator (S)
Parking distance sensors (O)
Parking Distance Sensors, Rear Radar (S)
Passenger Assist Handles (S)
Pedestrian and collision warning (O)
Proactive driving assistant (O)
Rear camera and radar (O)
Service Interval Indicator (S)
Speed limit info (O)
Standard Cruise/Speed Control (S)
Theft Deterrent System (S)
Traffic jam assistant (O)
10.3-inch multi-funciton touchscreen (O)
12V power outlet (S)
200GB internal HD (O)
6.5-inch touchscreen (S)
AM/FM Radio, Digital Radio (S)
Bluetooth (S)
BMW Apps (O)
BMW iDrive (O)
BMW Online with MyInfo (O)
Internal HD (S)
MP3 Player (O)
Navigation, Real-Time traffic information (S)
Remote Audio Controls (S)
Satellite radio, DAB tuner (S)
4 x sepakers, standard audio system (S)
12 x speakers, 360 watt, Harmon/Kardon Premium Sound (O)
Text To Speech / Speech To Text (O)
Climate control (S)
Remote control (S)
Heat pump (S)
Ventilation System (S)
Head Restraints (S)
Heated seats (S)
Isofix Preparation (S)
Leather-trimmed with satin silver trim, tilt telescoping (S)
Door Entry Light (S)
Extra tinted glass rear windows (S)
Heated washer (S)
Power Locks (S)
Rain and light sensor (S)
Zone-tinted windshield with wipers (S)
Auto-dimming interior and driver's side exterior mirror (S)
Automatic rear-view mirror (S)
Foldable side mirrors (S)
Illuminated driver and passenger vanity mirror (S)
Memory adjustment (S)
Toned heated driver and passenger power side mirrors with turn signals (S)
Ambiance LED lights in Light Orange or Cold White (S)
Headlight Control, Dusk Sensor (S)
LED daytime running lights (S)
LED headlights (S)
LED lights in the trunk (S)
LED reading lamps in the front (S)
LED taillights (S)
Lighting in footwell, door handles (S)
Welcome LED lights in Light Blue (S)
Dalbergia Brown Natural Leather (S)
Dark Oak fine wood trim (S)
Headrests embroidered with special edition name (S)
Velour floor mats (S)

Additional information

Additional information about this electric vehicle.

Additional informationBMW i3 interior worlds have different names and variants in different markets. In the US they are Deka World / Mega World / Giga World / Tera World. In the UK they are Atelier / Lodge / Loft / Suite.-
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