Most of the information in the i3 PDF is things we knew already, but it’s nice to get confirmed, specific data straight from BMW. Here are the highlights:
- The lithium-ion battery pack’s low, central position enhances the car’s agility, and gives the i3 a perfect 50/50 weight distribution (front/rear)
- Turning radius is 9.86 meters
- 0-62 mph in 7.2 seconds
- Electric range of 81-99 miles in everyday driving. Range increases by 12 miles in ECO PRO mode and another 12 miles in ECO PRO+ mode
The i3 utilizes a 22 kWh lithium-ion battery pack consisting of 8 modules each with 12 individual cells. The battery pack is heated and cooled to maintain operating temperatures around 20 degrees Celsius. The BMW i3 battery warranty is 8 years / 100,000 kilometers but that is likely for Germany. We’ll see if this gets changed for North America.
An optional interior heating system is available that works on the principle of a heat pump. It apparently uses up to 30% less energy than the conventional electric heater during city driving (although we’re not sure why they specify city driving only).
To download your own copy of the overly-detailed BMW i3 Specifitaions PDF, visit BMW’s press site