The development of the BMW i3.
The practical test.
The world is in motion and we’re in motion too. Motion means change and change is exciting. More and more people across the globe are calling their own values into question and thinking about how they could live more aware lives.
At BMW i, this change in mindset has led to a new era in which, for the first time ever, vehicles are developed from the ground up with sustainable mobility in mind. In this context, the BMW i3 is more than a car. It is proof that responsibility and driving pleasure complement one another to perfection. It’s time to lead by example. And experience a new form of driving pleasure.
In keeping with the pioneering spirit of the BMW Group, the BMW brand has a long tradition of trailblazing developments. But with the BMW i brand the BMW Group has taken a particularly determined step into the future. BMW i can trace its roots back to 2007 and “Project i” – a DNA project that called into question the very foundations of decades of automobile manufacturing as well as the basic concept of the car itself, to clear the way for progress in new directions and define a future-proof mobility concept.
The all-electric BMW i3 is the world’s first series-production model to be designed for sustainability at every stage, from the development of the car to its production and everyday use. As an all-electric car, it generates zero emissions and no odours at the point of use – which makes it the perfect companion around town.
But the BMW i3 is not just a green car. With its agility and acceleration – it takes just 7.2 seconds to sprint from 0-100 km/h – first and foremost it delivers exceptional driving pleasure. To move off from a standstill, just dip the accelerator gently and the BMW i3 will accelerate powerfully and almost silently.
Experience unadulterated electric driving pleasure: The innovative BMW eDrive gets you to your destination dynamically and emission-free. The
BMW i3 simply glides along near-silently, guaranteeing an extremely relaxing drive.
In the BMW i3, you drive further than you think. On average, most people drive between 35 and 50 kilometres per day. So in normal everyday situations, the purely electric range of the BMW i3 of up to 160 kilometres is perfectly adequate.
Whether at home or on the road, whether with the standard charging cable, the BMW i Wallbox or at a public charging station: Thanks to its innovative charging concept, you can “refill” the BMW i3 within just a few hours. For simple and comfortable electromobility – anytime and anywhere.
The BMW i3 impresses with its overall sustainability concept. The vehicle not only drives with no local emissions, its entire production and life cycles are also geared to sustainability from the word go – from the use of renewable materials as well as renewable energy during production through to outstanding recyclability.
Discover the new form of driving pleasure: The Quick-Start Guide provides a wealth of information on the all-electric BMW i3. Find out how you can drive in the most energy-saving manner possible and thereby increase your range. Or how you can use the intelligent charging possibilities for the BMW i3 with the utmost efficiency.
Power consumption and CO2 emissions for the BMW i3:
Fuel consumption in l/100km (combined): 0
CO2 emissions in g/km (combined): 0
Power consumption in kWh/100km (combined): 12.9
Power consumption and CO2 emissions for the BMW i3 with Range Extender:
CO2 emissions in g/km (combined): 13
Power consumption in kWh/100 km (combined): 13.5
Fuel consumption in l/100 km (combined): 0.6
The driving range depends on a variety of factors, especially: personal driving behaviour, selected route, weather conditions, usage of heating/cooling and preconditioning.
The figures for fuel consumption, CO2 emissions and power consumption depend on the wheel and tyre sizes selected.
Further information about the official fuel consumption and the official specific CO2 emissions for new passenger automobiles can be found in the 'New Passenger Vehicle Fuel Consumption and CO2 Emission Guidelines', which are available free of charge at all sales outlets and from DAT Deutsche Automobil Treuhand GmbH, Hellmuth-Hirth-Str. 1, 73760 Ostfildern, Germany.