2014 BMW i3 - Road Test Specs

2014 BMW i3 Hatchback

(0-cyl. Electric 1-speed Direct Drive w/Range Extender)
Year Make Model2014 BMW i3 4dr Hatchback (Electric single-speed Direct Drive)
Vehicle TypeRWD 4dr 4-passenger hatchback
Estimated MSRP$42,275 (base)
Assembly locationLeipzig, Germany
ConfigurationTransverse, rear-engine electric motor, rear-wheel drive
Engine typePermanent magnet synchronous electric motor
Horsepower (hp @ rpm)168 @ 4,800
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)184 @ 0-to-4,800
Fuel typeElectricity
Battery typeLithium-ion
Battery voltage360
Battery capacity, rated (kW-hr)22.0
Battery capacity, usable (kW-hr)18.8
Plug-in type (110v/220v)Level 1, Level 2 (SAE J-1772), Level 3 (SAE Combo interface)
Charge time (hours @ 110v/220v)U.S. specs TBD (20/3.5 est.)
Plug-in driving range, mfr. claim (mi.)80-100 (125 possible)
Transmission typeSingle-speed Direct Drive
Suspension, frontIndependent MacPherson struts, coil springs, twin-tube dampers, stabilizer bar
Suspension, rearIndependent multilink, coil springs, twin-tube dampers
Steering typeElectric-assist, speed-proportional, variable-ratio rack-and-pinion steering
Tire make and modelBridgestone Ecopia
Tire typeAsymmetrical, summer, low rolling resistance (U.S. gets all-season)
Tire size155/70R19
Wheel size19-by-5 inches front and rear
Wheel materialForged aluminum
Brakes, frontVentilated cast-iron rotors with single-piston sliding calipers
Brakes, rearSolid cast-iron rotors with single-piston sliding calipers
Track Test Results
0-60 mph, mfr. claim (sec.)7.2 (to 100 kph/62.1 mph)
Fuel Consumption
Fuel economy, mfr. est. (mpg)TBD
Fuel tank capacity (U.S. gal.)2.4 (with optional range extender only)
Dimensions & Capacities
Curb weight, mfr. claim (lbs.)2,635
Length (in.)157.4
Width (in.)69.9
Height (in.)62.1
Wheelbase (in.)101.2
Track, front (in.)61.9
Track, rear (in.)62.0
Turning circle (ft.)32.3
Headroom, front (in.)39.6
Headroom, rear (in.)37.2
Shoulder room, front (in.)54.8
Shoulder room, rear (in.)50.4
Seating capacity4
Max cargo volume behind 1st row (cu-ft)38.8
behind 2nd row (cu-ft)9.2
GVWR (lbs.)3,571
Ground clearance (in.)5.5

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