BMW i3 specs, BMW releases 24 page PDF but still no price

Release Date: 2013
MSRP: $43,000 - $50,000 US
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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).

2014 BMW i3 Specs

2014 BMW i3 Specs

To download your own copy of the overly-detailed BMW i3 Specifitaions PDF, visit BMW’s press site

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