2019 BMW i3 42 kWh - Specifications and price
Brand, model, trim, price
Information about the brand, series, model name and year, trim and price of the electric vehicle.
The name of the manufacturer.
The model name of the electric car.
The code/name that denotes the level of equipment of the EV including exterior and interior features, battery packs, electric motors, etc.
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.
Markets in which this electric vehicle is available.
|North America, Europe|
Current MSRP of the model (before incentives) depending on the market.
|USD 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)
Body style, dimensions, volumes, weights.
Information about the EV body style, dimensions, clearance, volumes, curb weight, GVWR.
The body style of the model as defined by the number of doors and roof treatment.
Materials used in the vehicle's body construction.
|Carbon fiber reinforced polymer|
Available exterior colors for the model as specified by the manufacturer.
|Jucaro Beige Metallic|
Imperial Blue Metallic
Melbourne Red Metallic
Mineral Grey Metallic
Available interior colors for the model as specified by the manufacturer.
|Number of doors|
Number of doors for passengers. Depending on the body style, the doors can be two, four, etc.
|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.
The distance from the frontmost to the rearmost point of the electric vehicle.
|157.9 in (inches)|
4011 mm (millimeters)
The width of the vehicle without mirrors.
|69.9 in (inches)|
1775 mm (millimeters)
|Width with mirrors|
The width of the vehicle with unfolded mirrors included.
|80.3 in (inches)|
2040 mm (millimeters)
The distance from the ground to the top of the electric car.
|62.9 in (inches)|
1598 mm (millimeters)
The distance between the centers of the front and rear axle.
|101.2 in (inches)|
2570 mm (millimeters)
The distance between the centers (centerline) of the two wheels on the front axle.
|61.9 in (inches)|
1572 mm (millimeters)
The distance between the centers (centerline) of the two wheels on the rear axle.
|62.0 in (inches)|
1575 mm (millimeters)
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.
|5.5 in (inches)|
139 mm (millimeters)
The vertical distance from the vehicle's roof to the front seats bottom.
|39.6 in (inches)|
1006 mm (millimeters)
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)
The distance available for the legs of the driver and the front passenger.
|40.5 in (inches)|
1029 mm (millimeters)
The distance available for the legs of the rear passengers.
|31.9 in (inches)|
810 mm (millimeters)
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 (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.
|2965.22 lb (pounds)|
1345 kg (kilograms)
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 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).
|3780.93 lb (pounds)|
1715 kg (kilograms)
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.
|0.29 Cd (drag coefficient)|
Additional details related to the electric car's body.
|Overhang front / rear - 770 / 965 mm|
Information about the model's electric motor and its performance
The name of the manufacturer of the electric motor.
|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.
The power produced by the electric motor depends proportionally on the motor's rotational speed.
|125 kW (kilowatts)|
167.6 hp (mechanical horsepower)
170.0 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 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.
|250 Nm (newton meters)|
25.5 kgm (kilogram meters)
184.4 ft-lb (foot-pounds)
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.
Some manufacturers include software designed driving modes to improve power efficiency and/or range. Information about the available driving modes for this model.
Information about the top speed and acceleration of the model.
The top speed that the vehicle can achieve as specified by the manufacturer.
|93.2 mph (miles per hour)|
150.0 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.
|7.20 s (seconds)|
Information about the official driving range of the model according to EPA, NEDC, WPTL.
|NEDC (New European Driving Cycle)||223.1 mi / 359.0 km|
|EPA (Electric car range and efficiency)||153.0 mi / 246.2 km|
|WLTP (Worldwide harmonized Light vehicles Test Procedure)||192.6 mi / 310.0 km|
Information about the energy efficiency of the model in various measurement units according to EPA, NEDC, WPTL.
|NEDC (New European Driving Cycle)||Combined||13.1 kWh/100 km|
|EPA (Electric car range and efficiency)||Combined||30 kWh/100 mi|
|EPA (Electric car range and efficiency)||Combined||102 MPGe|
|EPA (Electric car range and efficiency)||Combined||112 MPGe|
|EPA (Electric car range and efficiency)||City||124 MPGe|
Information about the energy class of the electric car.
Information about the energy class of the electric vehicle.
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.
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.
|9.86 m (meters)|
32.35 ft (feet)
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|
Information about the type of drivetrain (the system that delivers power to the driving wheels).
|Rear-wheel drive (RWD)|
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.
Additional details about the model's transmission.
|Transmission type: GE1B|
Information about the system of components that connects the wheels and axles to the chassis.
Information about the main components of the front suspension of the electric vehicle.
Coil springs (helical springs)
Information about the main components of the rear suspension of the electric vehicle.
Coil springs (helical springs)
Information about the brake system used on this model.
Information about the type of brakes used on the front wheels.
Information about the type of brakes used on the rear wheels.
Information about the rims available for this electric car.
Information about the tyres available for this electric vehicle.
|Markings||Width||Profile||Diameter||Load index||Speed index|
Specifications and features of the rechargeable battery that powers this vehicle.
The name of the company that has manufactured the battery.
|Type of rechargeable battery|
The type of rechargeable battery depending on its composition.
The capacity of the rechargeable battery that powers this EV as specified by the manufacturer in kilowatt hours.
|42.2 kWh (kilowatt hours)|
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.
|352 V (volts)|
Information about the position of the battery pack in the electric vehicle.
|Under the floor, middle|
Information about the type of battery cooling on this specific model.
|Water-based coolant circulation|
Additional information about the rechargeable battery of the electric car.
|The net battery capacity is 37.9 kWh|
Uses 120 Ah square cells
Estimated volumetric energy density - 449 Wh/L
Optional battery heating system
Information about the different types of charging of this specific electric car.
|Household charging||Type 2 (IEC 62196-2, Mennekes, SAE J3068)||240 V||12 A||2.8 kW|
|BMW i Wallbox 3.7 kW||Type 2 (IEC 62196-2, Mennekes, SAE J3068)||230 V||16 A||3.7 kW|
|BMW i Wallbox 7.4 kW||Type 2 (IEC 62196-2, Mennekes, SAE J3068)||230 V||32 A||7.4 kW|
|BMW i Wallbox 11 kW||Type 2 (IEC 62196-2, Mennekes, SAE J3068)||-||16 A||11 kW|
|DC fast charging||Type 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.
|Onboard charger||Type 2 (IEC 62196-3 FF, CCS2)||11 kW||-||Rear-right side|
|Onboard charger||Type 1 (IEC 62196-3 CC, CCS1)||11 kW||-||Rear-right side|
Information about the estimated charging time for this EV depending on the various type of charging it supports.
|Type||Battery %||Estimated time (h:m)|
|DC fast charging||0% - 80%||00:41|
|BMW i Wallbox 11 kW||0% - 100%||03:50|
|BMW i Wallbox 7.4 kW||0% - 100%||05:42|
|BMW i Wallbox 3.7 kW||0% - 100%||11:24|
|Household charging||0% - 100%||15:04|
A list of standard and optional exterior and interior features of the model.
|Safety and assistance||Adaptive Cruise/Speed Control||O|
|Safety and assistance||Brake Assist System||S|
|Safety and assistance||Camera-based cruise control with Stop&Go function||O|
|Safety and assistance||City brake function||O|
|Safety and assistance||Collision Warning System||O|
|Safety and assistance||Cornering Brake Control||S|
|Safety and assistance||Electronic Brake Distribution||S|
|Safety and assistance||Electronic hand brake||S|
|Safety and assistance||Engine Start Button||S|
|Safety and assistance||Front and rear park distance control||S|
|Safety and assistance||Front and side airbags||S|
|Safety and assistance||Front radar||S|
|Safety and assistance||Full-length side curtain airbags||S|
|Safety and assistance||Hill holder||S|
|Safety and assistance||Immobilizer||S|
|Safety and assistance||Low Tire Pressure Indicator||S|
|Safety and assistance||Pasrking Assistance||O|
|Safety and assistance||Passenger Assist Handles||S|
|Safety and assistance||Pedestrian and collision warning||O|
|Safety and assistance||Proactive driving assistant||O|
|Safety and assistance||Rear camera and radar||S|
|Safety and assistance||Service Interval Indicator||S|
|Safety and assistance||Speed limit info||O|
|Safety and assistance||Standard Cruise/Speed Control||S|
|Safety and assistance||Theft Deterrent System||S|
|Safety and assistance||Traffic jam assistant||O|
|Infotainment and connectivity||10.3-inch multi-funciton touchscreen||O|
|Infotainment and connectivity||12V power outlet||S|
|Infotainment and connectivity||200GB internal HD||O|
|Infotainment and connectivity||6.5-inch touchscreen||S|
|Infotainment and connectivity||AM/FM Radio, Digital Radio||S|
|Infotainment and connectivity||Bluetooth||S|
|Infotainment and connectivity||BMW Apps||O|
|Infotainment and connectivity||BMW iDrive||S|
|Infotainment and connectivity||BMW Online with MyInfo||O|
|Infotainment and connectivity||Coming Home Device||S|
|Infotainment and connectivity||ConnectedDrive Services||S|
|Infotainment and connectivity||Garage Door Opener||S|
|Infotainment and connectivity||Internal HD||S|
|Infotainment and connectivity||Keyless entry||S|
|Infotainment and connectivity||MP3 Player||O|
|Infotainment and connectivity||Navigation||S|
|Infotainment and connectivity||Remote Audio Controls||S|
|Infotainment and connectivity||Satellite radio||S|
|Infotainment and connectivity||4 x sepakers, standard audio system||S|
|Infotainment and connectivity||Smart Card/Key||S|
|Infotainment and connectivity||12 x speakers, 360 watt, Harmon/Kardon Premium Sound||O|
|Infotainment and connectivity||Text To Speech / Speech To Text||O|
|Infotainment and connectivity||Wi-Fi hotspot||O|
|Infotainment and connectivity||Wireless charging pad||O|
|Seats||Heated front seats||S|
|Steering wheel||Leather-trimmed, tilt telescoping||S|
|Doors and windows||Door Entry Light||S|
|Doors and windows||Heated washer||S|
|Doors and windows||Moonroof||O|
|Doors and windows||Power Locks||S|
|Doors and windows||Power Locks, With Passive Access (Card Key)||S|
|Doors and windows||Tinted glass windows||S|
|Doors and windows||Zone-tinted windshield with wipers||S|
|Mirrors||Automatic rear-view mirror||S|
|Mirrors||Foldable side mirrors||S|
|Mirrors||Illuminated driver and passenger vanity mirror||S|
|Mirrors||Toned heated driver and passenger power side mirrors with turn signals||S|
|Lights||Adaptive LED headlights with turn lights and high beam assist||O|
|Lights||Headlight Control, Dusk Sensor||S|
|Lights||LED daytime running lights||S|
|Lights||LED headlights with cornering lights||S|
|Upholstery||Alloy Look On Instrument Panel And Shift Knob||S|
|Upholstery||Cargo Area Cover||S|
|Upholstery||Dark Oak wood trim||O|
|Upholstery||Electronic Brown Trim||S|
|Upholstery||Eucalyptus wood trim||O|
|Upholstery||Leather and cloth||S|
|Upholstery||Mega Carum Spice Grey SensaTec with Brown Cloth highlights||S|
|Upholstery||Tera Dark Truffle Vernasca Leather||S|
|Upholstery||Titanium Look On Instrument Panel||S|
|Upholstery||Wood/Woodgrain On Instrument Panel||S|
Additional information about this electric vehicle.
Additional details about this electric car, including specifications and features that do not belong to the categories above.
|BMW 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.|