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Ideal for everyday use – range and charging for the BMW i3.

BMW i is systematically promoting the development of sustainable electric mobility for everyday use. The BMW i3 allows you to reach destinations up to 125 miles away, making the BMW i3 perfect for the city, but also the ideal solution for the daily commute between home and office – including the occasional detour.
If energy reserves are running low, use the time the vehicle is parked to charge it up, either with the standard charging cable from a regular power socket or via the BMW i Wallbox Plus.
Find out more about how far you can go and how often you will need to charge your BMW i3 depending on your driving behaviour, with our LIVING WITH i tool.

Power has never been this electrifying. Discover all the innovative charging solutions available to power your BMW i3 – at home or on the go – with BMW 360° Electric.


The BMW i3 with extended range.
The BMW i3 with extended range.
Most people drive less than they think: on average between 20 and 30 miles per day by car. But the BMW i3 leaves nothing to chance. Software analyses all factors that are crucial for precise range calculation: driving style, topography, temperature, driving mode, route planning, plus the energy requirements of any anciliary systems. This means that you’ve always precise information on your range to reach your destination comfortably and safely.
If required, the Range Extender can additionally increase the BMW i3’s range: the small, quiet two-cylinder petrol engine drives a generator that switches on automatically when required, maintaining the charge level of the battery at a constant level.

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Home charging: the new BMW i Wallbox Plus.

When the battery reserves on your BMW i3 run low, the BMW i Wallbox Plus provides a fast, safe and convenient home charging solution. Also suitable for the BMW i8 and iPerformance models, the BMW i Wallbox Plus is an ideal option for BMW drivers who have their own parking space, car port or garage at home.
During everyday use, the home charging station displays exceptional functionality. Its compact dimensions, functional design and long charging cable simplify the charging process. 
The charging output is up to 7.4kW in single-phase mode and up to 11kW with a three-phase supply. This means vehicles can be charged up to 70% faster than with a standard charging cable (e.g. the BMW i3 94Ah is charged to 80% in less than 4 hours in a single-phase mode and under 3 hours with a three-phase supply*)

Public charging.

With the BMW i3, you can use both alternating current (AC) or direct current (DC) public charging stations. This not only makes you more flexible, it also enables you to charge your vehicle as quickly as possible. At a DC public charging station, a constantly powerful current transfers the energy directly to the high-voltage battery, charging the BMW i3 to 80% capacity in less than 40 minutes. Using an AC Rapid station charges the BMW i3 to 80% capacity in under three hours, an AC Fast will do so in under four. 
At suitable public charging stations, charging is even quicker thanks to the particularly high charging capacity of the new BMW i3. AC Rapid charging of up to 11kW takes less than three hours to recharge to 80% of full capacity, whereas DC Rapid charging at 50kW takes just 40 minutes.

ChargeNow: Electrifying driving pleasure is on the up


Fuel consumption and CO2 emissions.

Power consumption and CO2 emissions for the BMW i3:
Fuel consumption in l/100 km (combined): 0
COemissions 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 CO2 emissions for new passenger cars can be obtained from the ‘The Passenger Car (Fuel Consumption and CO2 Emissions Information) Regulations’ (see
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