A Few things this side of the supreme car draws as several eyes in traffic as the BMW i3. It’s cheeky, styling rides upon a top-notch platform that’s equal parts carbon fiber and battery fed electric energy propulsion. Tidy dimensions create zipping via congested city traffic simple, and the BMW i3 leaves nothing its wake expect slack jaws.
What is New for 2019?
BMW has endowed this 2019 i3 models with a bigger battery which extends the maximum driving line to 153m each charge. Elsewhere, the standard navigation ecosystem gets a software update, LED Headlights and automated high beams become optional, as does a Wi-Fi and wireless cell phone changing tray.
Charging, Power-train, and Performance
Electric cars might seem complicated as well as overloaded with tech, but one of their benefits is simply functional of the EV power-train. With its single speed straight drive transmission, the BMW i3 pulls hard, freely and in a linear fashion, entire while staying fully silent. No fake engine noises here. It is a relatively speedy ride, too. in over testing, the BMW i3 delivered 6.6 seconds run from 0-60mph and the little sportier model managed a 6.3-second outcome.
Range and Real-World MPG
Rated at 153miles of every electric driving range, the BMW i3’s 42.2 WH battery pack pales in comparisons with Bolt EV’s sixty KWH batteries and its EPA rating of 238miles, the BMW i3’s optional gasoline-fueled range-extending generator fires-up when the battery falls to a 5% state of charge.
Interior and Infotainment
The BMW i3 has the exterior dimension of a subcompact city vehicle, making it ideal for darting via traffic and shapeshifting into minuscule parking areas – but rear seat passengers suffer as an outcome of the small size.
While several electric and hybrid cars opt wide screens, with touch feature and an overabundance of details, the BMW i3 takes a much simpler approach. All BMW i3 modes come with IDRIVE system 6 infotainment interfaces.
Apple Car play is standard, though it needs an annual subscription after the 1st year –Android Auto is not offered. The vehicle also lacks power points, as there is just a single USB charger in the front center console and none in the vehicle.
Safety & Driver-Assistance Features
- Forward-collision warning
- Automatic emergency braking
- Adaptive cruise control
Warranty & Maintenance Coverage
The BMW i3 hybrid component warranty falls in line with those provided on other EVs, but the 3 years of complimentary scheduled maintenance are a massive plus and way better than what other rivals offer.