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Developed for electromobility –
drive train and technology in the BMW i3.

Few things are as captivating as the dawn of a new era. Where not long ago there was engine noise, now the power is delivered almost silently, so city driving becomes far more relaxed. 

Electrifying driving pleasure.

The BMW i3. Born to go further.
The BMW i3. Born to go further.
One of the finest forms of pleasure is spontaneous pleasure – as spontaneous as the all-electric BMW eDrive system. As you move off in the BMW i3, just dipping the accelerator is enough to deploy full torque and pull away powerfully in near silence. The same pedal also lets you brake, because the BMW i3 recovers the available kinetic energy and uses it to charge the battery. This “one-pedal feeling” not only enables you to experience driving like never before, but also extends your driving range.

BMW eDrive: dynamic from a standing start

Power consumption: electrically efficient


Range Extender.

The optional Range Extender can increase the range of the BMW i3 in COMFORT Mode from up to 125 miles to a total of 206 miles. The small, rear-mounted, quiet two-cylinder petrol engine powers a generator that maintains the charge of the battery at a constant level, so that the BMW i3 can continue to drive electrically. It switches on automatically when the battery level is low.

Driver assistance systems.

A variety of innovative driver assistance systems in the BMW i3 not only makes driving a pleasure but also ensures worry-free parking. With the Driving Assistant Plus package, the BMW i3 will warn you about collisions and is able to automatically maintain speed and distance in stop-start conditions. In motorway tailbacks, the traffic jam assistant even partially takes over steering duties. The Parking assistant makes child's play of parking – fully autonomously, if desired.

Driving Assistant Plus

Parking Assistant package


Fuel consumption and CO2 emissions.

Power consumption and CO2 emissions for the BMW i3:
Fuel consumption in l/100 km (combined): 0
CO2 emissions in g/km (combined): 0
Power consumption in kWh/100 km: 12.6

Power consumption and CO2 emissions for the BMW i3 with Range Extender:
CO2 emissions in g/km (combined): 12
Power consumption in kWh/100 km (combined): 11,3
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. Figures are obtained in a standardised test cycle. They are intended for comparisons between vehicles and may not be representative of what a user achieves under usual driving conditions.

Further information about the official fuel consumption and the official specific COemissions for new passenger cars can be obtained from the ‘The Passenger Car (Fuel Consumption and CO2 Emissions Information) Regulations’ (see
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