2019 BMW i3s 42 kWh - Specifications

Top speedAcceleration
SpecificationsDriving rangeEfficiency
Body type: Hatchback
Doors: 5, Seats: 4
Length: 157.7 in / 4006 mm
Width: 70.5 in / 1791 mm
Height: 62.6 in / 1590 mm
Curb weight: 2843.96 lb / 1290 kg
Electric motor: 135 kW @ 4800 rpm, 270 Nm, Location: Rear
Top speed: 99.4 mph / 160.0 km/h
Acceleration 0-100 km/h: 6.90 s
Drivetrain: Rear-wheel drive (RWD)
Battery: 42.2 kWh, Voltage: 353 V

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Brand, model and trim

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

Brand

The name of the manufacturer.

BMW
Model

The model name of the electric car.

i3s
Trim

The code/name that denotes the level of equipment of the EV including exterior and interior features, battery packs, electric motors, etc.

42 kWh
Model year

The year for which the model is announced by the manufacturer. Most often it does not completely coincide with the calendar year in which the model is available on the market.

2019
Market

Markets in which this electric vehicle is available.

North America, Europe

Body style, dimensions, volumes, weights.

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

Body style

The body style of the model as defined by the number of doors and roof treatment.

Hatchback
Materials

Materials used in the vehicle's body construction.

Carbon fiber reinforced polymer
Aluminium
Exterior colors

Available exterior colors for the model as specified by the manufacturer.

Jucaro Beige Metallic
Capparis White
Fluid Black
Imperial Blue Metallic
Melbourne Red Metallic
Mineral Grey Metallic
Interior colors

Available interior colors for the model as specified by the manufacturer.

Black
Dark Grey
Light Grey
Brown
Number of doors

Number of doors for passengers. Depending on the body style, the doors can be two, four, etc.

5
Number of seats

Number of seats inclduing the driver and passenger ones. Depending on the model, the seats can be five, six, seven or other.

4
Length

The distance from the frontmost to the rearmost point of the electric vehicle.

157.7 in (inches)
4006 mm (millimeters)
Width

The width of the vehicle without mirrors.

70.5 in (inches)
1791 mm (millimeters)
Height

The distance from the ground to the top of the electric car.

62.6 in (inches)
1590 mm (millimeters)
Wheelbase

The distance between the centers of the front and rear axle.

101.2 in (inches)
2570 mm (millimeters)
Front track

The distance between the centers (centerline) of the two wheels on the front axle.

62.7 in (inches)
1592 mm (millimeters)
Rear track

The distance between the centers (centerline) of the two wheels on the rear axle.

62.1 in (inches)
1578 mm (millimeters)
Clearance

The distance from the ground to the lowest point of the vehicle measured without cargo or passengers. The ground clearance is also known as ride height.

5.2 in (inches)
131 mm (millimeters)
Front headroom

The vertical distance from the vehicle's roof to the front seats bottom.

39.6 in (inches)
1006 mm (millimeters)
Rear headroom

The vertical distance from the vehicle's roof to the rear seats bottom.

37.2 in (inches)
945 mm (millimeters)
Front shoulder room

The horizontal distance between the panels of the two front doors.

53.6 in (inches)
1361 mm (millimeters)
Rear shoulder room

The horizontal distance between the panels of the two rear doors.

49.2 in (inches)
1250 mm (millimeters)
Front legroom

The distance available for the legs of the driver and the front passenger.

40.5 in (inches)
1028 mm (millimeters)
Rear legroom

The distance available for the legs of the rear passengers.

31.9 in (inches)
810 mm (millimeters)
Trunk volume

The available space for cargo in the main trunk, excluding the additional available space from folding one or two rear seat rows.

260.0 l (liters)
9.18 ft3 (cubic feet)
0.26 m3 (cubic meters)
Maximum trunk volume

The maximum available space for cargo in the main trunk, including the additional available space from folding one or two rear seat rows.

1100.0 l (liters)
38.85 ft3 (cubic feet)
1.10 m3 (cubic meters)
Curb weight

Curb weight (a.k.a. kerb weight) is the EV mass with standard equipment, liquids (oils and fuel at nominal tank capacity) but without cargo and passengers. In some EU countries, the curb weight also includes the weight of a 75 kg (165 lb) driver.

2843.96 lb (pounds)
1290 kg (kilograms)
Payload

In the context of automobiles, the payload is the summary of the weights of passengers, cargo, accessories, equipment.

970.03 lb (pounds)
440 kg (kilograms)
GVWR

GVWR stands for gross vehicle weight rating and is also known as gross vehicle mass (GVM). It describeds the maximum operating weight of the electric car including the curb weight and payload (accessories, equipment, driver, passengers and cargo).

3814 lb (pounds)
1730 kg (kilograms)
Drag coefficient

The drag coefficient or coefficient of drag is related to the car's aerodynamics as it denotes the resistance to the air of the front surface of the vehicle when it is in movement. The lower the coefficient, the better aerodynamics the model has. Ultimately, this allows for higher speeds and improved power efficiency.

0.3 Cd (drag coefficient)
Additional information

Additional details related to the electric car's body.

The height includes roof fin
Curb weight with a 75 kg passenger (EU norms) - 1365 kg
GVWR with a 75 kg passenger (EU norms) - 1805 kg
Overhang front / rear - 714 / 722
Axle load distribution (%) front / rear - 47 / 53

Electric motor

Information about the model's electric motor and its performance

Manufacturer

The name of the manufacturer of the electric motor.

BMW
Electric motor type

The electric motor category according to the type of motor commutation. Most electric motors operate on magnetism and can be powered by direct current (DC) or alternating current (AC) sources. Depending on the type of commutation, electric motors are either self-commutated (AC and DC, mechanical or electronic) and externally commutated (AC only, asynchronous or synchronous).

Permanent magnet synchronous
Location of the motor

Information about the electric notor's location. The two most common locations are the front and rear of the electric car.

Rear
Power

The power produced by the electric motor depends proportionally on the motor's rotational speed.

135 kW (kilowatts)
181.0 hp (mechanical horsepower)
183.5 ps (metric horsepower)
Maximum power RPM

The electric motor's rotational speed measured in RPM when the motor achieves its maximum power.

4800 rpm (revolutions per minute)
Torque

Torque is the driving force of an electric motor and is the rotational equivalent of a linear force. A typical feature of electric cars is that they get full torque from zero speed.

270 Nm (newton meters)
27.5 kgm (kilogram meters)
199.1 ft-lb (foot-pounds)
Regenerative braking

Regenerative braking is a typical feature of electric vehicles, in which the electric motor uses the vehicle's kinetic energy to save power or stores it for later use.

Yes
Driving modes

Some manufacturers include software designed driving modes to improve power efficiency and/or range. Information about the available driving modes for this model.

Eco
Eco+
Comfort
Sport

Performance

Information about the top speed and acceleration of the model.

Top speed

The top speed that the vehicle can achieve as specified by the manufacturer.

99.4 mph (miles per hour)
160.0 km/h (kilometers per hour)
Acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h

The time in seconds the electric car needs to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h.

6.90 s (seconds)

Driving range

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

StandardRange 
NEDC (New European Driving Cycle)214.4 mi / 345.0 km
EPA (Electric car range and efficiency)152.9 mi / 246.0 km
WLTP (Worldwide harmonized Light vehicles Test Procedure)177.1 mi / 285.0 km

Energy efficiency

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

StandardDrivingRating 
EPA (Electric car range and efficiency)Combined30 kWh/100 mi
EPA (Electric car range and efficiency)Combined102 MPGe
EPA (Electric car range and efficiency)Combined113 MPGe
EPA (Electric car range and efficiency)City124 MPGe
WLTP (Worldwide harmonized Light vehicles Test Procedure)Combined14.6 kWh/100 km

Energy class

Information about the energy class of the electric car.

Energy class

Information about the energy class of the electric vehicle.

A+

Steering

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

Type of steering mechanism

Information about the design type of the steering mechanism of the electric car.

Rack and pinion
Type of power steering

Information about the type of power steering used in this model.

Electronic
Turning circle

Often referred to as turning diameter or turning radius (multiplied by two), this is the smallest diameter that the outside wheels of the vehicle describe when it is turning on full lock.

10.31 m (meters)
33.83 ft (feet)

Transmission

Information about the transmission of the model.

Type of transmission

Information about the type of transmission used by the vehicle. Generally, EVs are equipped with one-speed automatic units.

Automatic single-speed reduction gear
Drivetrain

Information about the type of drivetrain (the system that delivers power to the driving wheels).

Rear-wheel drive (RWD)
Axle ratio

The axle ratio a.k.a. final drive ratio of the electric motor. It shows the number of revolutions of the driveshaft needed to spin the axle one complete turn.

9.665

Suspension

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

Front suspension

Information about the main components of the front suspension of the electric vehicle.

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

Information about the main components of the rear suspension of the electric vehicle.

Independent
Multi-link
Coil springs (helical springs)

Brakes

Information about the brake system used on this model.

Front brakes

Information about the type of brakes used on the front wheels.

Ventilated discs
Rear brakes

Information about the type of brakes used on the rear wheels.

Ventilated discs

Rims

Information about the rims available for this electric car.

MarkingsWidthProfileDiameterContourOffsetMaterial 
5.5Jx205.5J20-0Aluminium
6Jx206J20-0Aluminium

Tyres

Information about the tyres available for this electric vehicle.

MarkingsWidthProfileDiameterLoad indexSpeed index 
175/55R20 89T175552089T
195/50R20 93T195502093T

Battery

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

Manufacturer

The name of the company that has manufactured the battery.

Samsung SDI
Type of rechargeable battery

The type of rechargeable battery depending on its composition.

Lithium-Ion
Battery capacity

The capacity of the rechargeable battery that powers this EV as specified by the manufacturer in kilowatt hours.

42.2 kWh (kilowatt hours)
Voltage

The battery voltage denotes the difference in electric potential between the positive and negative electrodes of the pack. The higher difference in potential results in a higher voltage.

353 V (volts)
Location

Information about the position of the battery pack in the electric vehicle.

Under the floor, middle
Cooling

Information about the type of battery cooling on this specific model.

Water-based coolant circulation
Additional information

Additional information about the rechargeable battery of the electric car.

The net battery capacity is 37.9 kWh
Optional battery heating system

Charging type

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

TypeInterfaceVoltageCurrentPower
Household chargingType 2 (IEC 62196-2, Mennekes, SAE J3068)240 V12 A2.8 kW
BMW i Wallbox 3.7 kWType 2 (IEC 62196-2, Mennekes, SAE J3068)230 V16 A3.7 kW
BMW i Wallbox 7.4 kWType 2 (IEC 62196-2, Mennekes, SAE J3068)230 V32 A7.4 kW
BMW i Wallbox 11 kWType 2 (IEC 62196-2, Mennekes, SAE J3068)-16 A11 kW
DC fast chargingType 2 (IEC 62196-3 FF, CCS2)--50 kW

Onboard charger/Charging port

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

NameInterfacePowerCurrentLocation 
Onboard chargerType 1 (IEC 62196-3 CC, CCS1)11 kW-Rear-right side
Onboard chargerType 2 (IEC 62196-3 FF, CCS2)11 kW-Rear-right side

Charging time

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

TypeBattery %Estimated time (h:m)
DC fast charging0% - 80%00:32
BMW i Wallbox 11 kW0% - 100%03:00
BMW i Wallbox 7.4 kW0% - 100%04:28
BMW i Wallbox 3.7 kW0% - 100%08:56
Household charging0% - 100%11:47

Additional features

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

CategoryNameType 
-Rear cupholdersS
Safety and assistanceAdaptive Cruise/Speed ControlO
Safety and assistanceBrake Assist SystemS
Safety and assistanceCamera-based cruise control with Stop&Go functionO
Safety and assistanceCity brake functionO
Safety and assistanceCollision Warning SystemO
Safety and assistanceCornering Brake ControlS
Safety and assistanceElectronic Brake DistributionS
Safety and assistanceElectronic hand brakeS
Safety and assistanceEngine Start ButtonS
Safety and assistanceFront and side airbagsS
Safety and assistanceFront radarO
Safety and assistanceFull-length side curtain airbagsS
Safety and assistanceHill holderS
Safety and assistanceImmobilizerS
Safety and assistanceLow Tire Pressure IndicatorS
Safety and assistanceParking distance sensorsO
Safety and assistanceParking Distance Sensors, Rear RadarS
Safety and assistancePassenger Assist HandlesS
Safety and assistancePedestrian and collision warningO
Safety and assistanceProactive driving assistantO
Safety and assistanceRear camera and radarO
Safety and assistanceService Interval IndicatorS
Safety and assistanceSpeed limit infoO
Safety and assistanceStandard Cruise/Speed ControlS
Safety and assistanceTheft Deterrent SystemS
Safety and assistanceTraffic jam assistantO
Infotainment and connectivity10.3-inch multi-funciton touchscreenO
Infotainment and connectivity12V power outletS
Infotainment and connectivity200GB internal HDO
Infotainment and connectivity6.5-inch touchscreenS
Infotainment and connectivityAM/FM Radio, Digital RadioS
Infotainment and connectivityBluetoothS
Infotainment and connectivityBMW AppsO
Infotainment and connectivityBMW iDriveO
Infotainment and connectivityBMW Online with MyInfoO
Infotainment and connectivityComing Home DeviceS
Infotainment and connectivityGarage Door OpenerS
Infotainment and connectivityInternal HDS
Infotainment and connectivityKeyless entryS
Infotainment and connectivityMP3 PlayerO
Infotainment and connectivityNavigationS
Infotainment and connectivityRemote Audio ControlsS
Infotainment and connectivitySatellite radioS
Infotainment and connectivity4 x sepakers, standard audio systemS
Infotainment and connectivitySmart Card/KeyS
Infotainment and connectivity12 x speakers, 360 watt, Harmon/Kardon Premium SoundO
Infotainment and connectivityText To Speech / Speech To TextO
Air-conditioningClimate controlS
Air-conditioningRemote controlS
HeatingVentilation SystemS
SeatsHead RestraintsS
SeatsHeated front seatsS
SeatsIsofix PreparationS
Steering wheelLeather-trimmed, tilt telescopingS
Doors and windowsDoor Entry LightS
Doors and windowsHeated washerS
Doors and windowsMoonroofO
Doors and windowsPower LocksS
Doors and windowsPower Locks, With Passive Access (Card Key)S
Doors and windowsTinted glass windowsS
Doors and windowsZone-tinted windshield with wipersS
MirrorsAutomatic rear-view mirrorS
MirrorsFoldable side mirrorsS
MirrorsIlluminated driver and passenger vanity mirrorS
MirrorsMemory adjustmentS
MirrorsToned heated driver and passenger power side mirrors with turn signalsS
LightsHeadlight Control, Dusk SensorS
LightsLED daytime running lightsS
LightsLED headlightsS
LightsLED taillightsS
UpholsteryAlloy Look On Instrument Panel And Shift KnobS
UpholsteryCargo Area CoverS
UpholsteryClothS
UpholsteryCloth/Synthetic LeatherS
UpholsteryDark Oak wood trimO
UpholsteryEucalyptus wood trimO
UpholsteryLeatherS
UpholsteryLeather and clothS
UpholsteryTitanium Look On Instrument PanelS
UpholsteryWood/Woodgrain On Instrument PanelS

Additional information

Additional information about this electric vehicle.

Additional information

Additional details about this electric car, including specifications and features that do not belong to the categories above.

The i3s arrives with sports suspension (tighter springs and dampers along with a stabiliser on the front axle) and sports steering with a correspondingly adapted steering torque characteristic.

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Doors: 5, Seats: 4
Length: 157.7 in / 4006 mm
Width: 70.5 in / 1791 mm
Height: 62.6 in / 1590 mm
Curb weight: 2843.96 lb / 1290 kg
Electric motor: 135 kW @ 4800 rpm, 270 Nm, Location: Rear
Battery: 42.2 kWh, Voltage: 353 V