The BMW i3 has officially been given a Category 1 rating, which means that customers can now receive a £3,500 government grant towards the cost of purchasing a BMW i3.

Category 1 electric vehicles produce CO2 emissions of less than 50g/km and can travel at least 112 kilometres (70 miles) without producing any CO2 emissions.

Contact your nearest BMW Centre to find out more.

Enjoy even more freedom on your electric adventures thanks to the BMW i3 and BMW i3s, which are powered by the enhanced 120Ah high-voltage battery. With an increased all-electric range of up to 160 miles*, over 6,100 UK charging stations, and quick-charging DC stations, the possibilities are endless. Prepare yourself for new adventures.

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With 170hp and 250Nm of torque, the electric engine of the BMW i3 not only offers zero driving emissions, but also accelerates effortlessly from 0 to 62mph in only 7.3 seconds.

  • Powered by BMW’s own fully-electric eDrive drivetrain.
  • Purpose-built LifeDrive vehicle architecture for electric mobility.
  • Optimise performance with ECO PRO and ECO PRO+ driving modes.
  • Enjoy a top driving speed of 93mph and a range of 160 miles.
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Add a sportier edge to your adventures with the BMW i3s, which packs 184hp and a maximum torque of 270Nm. With the same range of 160 miles, it offers a more athletic driving experience that goes from 0 to 62mph in just 6.9 seconds, delivers a maximum speed of 99mph, and features a suite of sporty extras.

  • Sport suspension, which lowers the vehicle by 10mm, increases agility.
  • SPORT driving mode button delivers maximum performance.
  • Optimised Dynamic Traction Control (DCT) enhances stability.
  • Sport steering offers a tighter and more accurate driving experience.
  • Larger 20" wheels provide a 40mm wider track.
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The BMW i3 and BMW i3s are unmistakable with their cutting-edge designs and intelligent innovations, and represent a new era in mobility. Underneath the striking dual-colour exterior lies a new approach to driving, from the lightweight construction to the latest in driver connectivity.



Lightweight Construction

BMW’s intelligent Life-module is made entirely of carbon fibre reinforced plastic (CFRP). Being thinner than hair and stronger than steel made it an obvious choice.

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LED Technology

BMW’s U shaped LED headlights and rear lights are designed for greater visibility. By measuring the available light while driving, they provide greater levels of safety and vision for the driver.



Intelligent Driving

As part of BMW’s ConnectedDrive, the BMW i3 and BMW i3s come with Driver Assistance Systems such as Active Cruise Control with Stop&Go function and Traffic Jam Assist, which help make journeys as seamless as possible.

(Systems mentioned are optional.)

Coach Doors


Open up your journey

With stylish coach doors, which make getting in and out much easier, passengers can enjoy a more spacious and panoramic view.

Rear Space


Ready for adventure

The luggage compartment offers generous space and, with a loading sill only 3mm higher than the luggage compartment floor, easy loading and unloading of bulky items.

(Interior specification may differ.)



Modern operating concept

Keep in control with a modern instrument cluster on the 5.7" TFT colour display. This is partnered by a 10.25" infotainment screen, which has stylish BMW life tiles to match your preferences.



There are plenty of options for recharging thanks to the BMW i Wallbox Plus or BMW i Wallbox Connect for the home and a growing UK network of public charging stations, which feature both AC (alternating current) and DC (direct current) stations. Find out more.

Christopher's Story:

From school runs to airport commutes, discover why the BMW i3 is not only the obvious choice for Christopher and his busy family but also a sure way to relieve a little bit of stress from the everyday driving experience.


BMW’s eDrive drivetrain ensures that full torque is not only available from a standing start, but also keeps coming without delay; unlike a traditional engine, which increases incrementally with the gears.

Mark's Story:

Find out why Mark, who considers himself a petrolhead, a photographer and also a new resident of South Wales, has been won over by the performance and eco-friendliness of the BMW i3.


Beyond the large 260 litre rear space, the BMW i3 and BMW i3s have foldable backrests for increased storage. Set in a 50:50 ratio, they can be set to one of three positions to meet individual needs.

Zoe's Story:

Long commutes, heavy cargo and an active lifestyle are all part and parcel of Zoe’s week, so it is not without thorough testing that she has decided that the BMW i3 is her perfect vehicle. Watch her story now.

Please note that these real-life stories feature the previous models of the BMW i3 and BMW i3s, which come with the 94Ah high-voltage battery and range extender. Vehicles and options may no longer be available.

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It’s the dynamism of the i3 that appeals, it’s different in a very good way with new technology.
Philippe, Cardiff, BMW i3 Owner


Nothing beats trying it for yourself. Book a test drive today and discover how BMW’s intelligent design is defining the next era of The Ultimate Driving Machine.

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The use of kenaf, which is harvested from malva plants and up to 30% lighter than conventional materials, replaces petroleum-based plastics in the BMW i3.

Furthermore, the Eucalyptus wood used, which needs about 90% less surface processing than conventional wood, comes from sustainable plantations certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC).

Recycled Material


The BMW i3 and BMW i3s are both up to 85% recyclable. The battery modules can, for example, be reused as solar energy accumulators, and the excess carbon fibre is partially recycled for use in the production process.

In addition to this, approximately 27 used plastic bottles go into every car. These recycled plastics form parts of the seats and doors.

Using Green Energy


The BMW i3 produces zero driving emissions, thus reducing air pollution. More importantly, it's easy to charge with "green energy" or with energy generated by your own solar panels.

What’s more, the carbon fibre used for the BMW i3 is manufactured using half the energy normally required and entirely with hydroelectric power.

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Introducing the limited edition BMW i3 Fluid Grey edition.

With an exclusive Mineral Grey metallic paint finish extending across the bonnet and rear bumper, as well as Black and Frozen Grey accents within the kidney grille and side rocker panel, the BMW i3 Fluid Grey Edition is in an electrifying league of its own.

The limited edition BMW i3 boasts a bespoke equipment package and comes with following features as standard: sun protection glass, Online Entertainment, harman/kardon loudspeaker system, 20” BMW i bicolour Double-spoke light alloy wheels, the Interior World Suite, the Park Assist Pack and “1 of 200” signature designation.

For a limited time, the BMW i3 Fluid Grey Edition also includes a complementary BMW i Wallbox Plus for eligible customers, including £570 towards standard installation.***

Please note that this model is available exclusively as a BMW i3 with 94Ah battery and Range Extender and is not available on BMW i3s models.


OTR† PRICE FROM: £35,350
LENGTH: 4,011mm
HEIGHT: 1,598mm
WIDTH: 2,039mm
BOOT CAPACITY: 260 litres
ACCELERATION (0-62mph): 7.3 seconds
TOP SPEED: 93mph

**Values will vary depending on vehicle specification, trim level and optional equipment selected. Vehicle performance figures shown are for base model.

† The recommended on the road (OTR) cash price includes delivery, BMW Emergency Service, number plates, first registration fee and vehicle excise duty. Where applicable, government grants and subsidies are not included in the OTR cash price displayed.

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*Based on everyday use and dependent on various factors. In particular: personal driving style, route characteristics, exterior temperature, heating/air conditioning, pre-conditioning.

***Applies to BMW i3 Fluid Grey Edition Retail Customers only, whose new vehicle is first registered between 1 November 2018 and 31 March 2019.

BMW UK contribution is limited to £570 and covers the ‘Standard Installation’ of a BMW i Wallbox Plus only. Residential/Domestic installations only and customers must also meet all the eligibility criteria for provision of the Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme (EVHS) grant, currently £500 (subject to change) provided by the UK Government Office of Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV), such as having private off-street parking. Full EVHS eligibility conditions can be found on the OLEV website here. Customers remain responsible for any non-standard installation costs or grant reduction. The BMW i Wallbox Plus installation must be completed by 30 April 2019. Offer is not transferrable and no cash alternatives available regardless of eligibility.

Standard installation includes: a cable run under 15 metres to be fixed flush to the wall (cable not trenched or hidden behind walls, through joists, under tiles/carpets/floorboards, aerial or subterranean runs), with the installation carried out by one man within 6 hours and that correct electrical connections and protections are available on the property, and that no civil works or electrical remedial works are required.

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