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2020 BMW i3

What’s new

  • Edition RoadStyle offers unique exterior and interior styling details
  • No other significant changes
  • Part of the first i3 generation introduced for 2014

Pros & Cons

  • Lightweight chassis makes the i3 quick and nimble
  • Well-crafted interior offers distinctive styling
  • Available range-extender model
  • Pricier than rivals
  • Reverse-hinged rear doors are suboptimal in parking lots
  • Cargo area isn't large and has a high load floor
Other years
MSRP Range
$44,450 - $51,500
MSRP Starting at
$44,450
MSRP Range
$44,450 - $51,500
MSRP Range
$44,450 - $51,500

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MSRP Range
$44,450 - $51,500
MSRP Starting at
$44,450
MSRP Range
$44,450 - $51,500
MSRP Range
$44,450 - $51,500

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    Features & Specs

    s 4dr Hatchback features & specs
    s 4dr Hatchback
    electric DD
    MSRP$47,650
    MPG N/A city / N/A hwy
    SeatingSeats 4
    Transmission1-speed direct drive
    Horsepower181 hp @ 7000 rpm
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    4dr Hatchback features & specs
    4dr Hatchback
    electric DD
    MSRP$44,450
    MPG N/A city / N/A hwy
    SeatingSeats 4
    Transmission1-speed direct drive
    Horsepower168 hp @ 4800 rpm
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    s 4dr Hatchback w/Range Extender features & specs
    s 4dr Hatchback w/Range Extender
    electric DD
    MSRP$51,500
    MPG N/A city / N/A hwy
    SeatingSeats 4
    Transmission1-speed direct drive
    Horsepower181 hp @ 7000 rpm
    See all for sale
    4dr Hatchback w/Range Extender features & specs
    4dr Hatchback w/Range Extender
    electric DD
    MSRP$48,300
    MPG N/A city / N/A hwy
    SeatingSeats 4
    Transmission1-speed direct drive
    Horsepower168 hp @ 4800 rpm
    See all for sale
    See all 2020 BMW i3 features & specs

    Safety

    IIHS Rating

    The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.

    Side Impact Test
    Good
    Roof Strength Test
    Good
    Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
    Acceptable
    IIHS Small Overlap Front TestNot Tested
    Moderate Overlap Front Test
    Good

    FAQ
    Is the BMW i3 a good car?
    The Edmunds experts tested the 2020 i3 both on the road and at the track. You probably care about BMW i3 energy consumption, so it's important to know that the i3 gets an EPA-estimated 100 mpg-e to 113 mpg-e, depending on the configuration. What about cargo capacity? When you're thinking about carrying stuff in your new car, keep in mind that the i3 has 15.1 cubic feet of trunk space. And then there's safety and reliability. Edmunds has all the latest NHTSA and IIHS crash-test scores, plus industry-leading expert and consumer reviews to help you understand what it's like to own and maintain a BMW i3. Learn more
    What's new in the 2020 BMW i3?

    According to Edmunds’ car experts, here’s what’s new for the 2020 BMW i3:

    • Edition RoadStyle offers unique exterior and interior styling details
    • No other significant changes
    • Part of the first i3 generation introduced for 2014
    Learn more
    Is the BMW i3 reliable?
    To determine whether the BMW i3 is reliable, read Edmunds' authentic consumer reviews, which come from real owners and reveal what it's like to live with the i3. Look for specific complaints that keep popping up in the reviews, and be sure to compare the i3's average consumer rating to that of competing vehicles. Learn more
    Is the 2020 BMW i3 a good car?
    There's a lot to consider if you're wondering whether the 2020 BMW i3 is a good car. Safety scores, fuel economy, cargo capacity and feature availability should all be factors in determining whether the 2020 i3 is a good car for you. Check back soon for the official Edmunds Rating from our expert testing team Learn more
    How much should I pay for a 2020 BMW i3?

    The least-expensive 2020 BMW i3 is the 2020 BMW i3 4dr Hatchback (electric DD). Including destination charge, it arrives with a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of about $44,450.

    Other versions include:

    • s 4dr Hatchback (electric DD) which starts at $47,650
    • 4dr Hatchback (electric DD) which starts at $44,450
    • s 4dr Hatchback w/Range Extender (electric DD) which starts at $51,500
    • 4dr Hatchback w/Range Extender (electric DD) which starts at $48,300
    Learn more
    What are the different models of BMW i3?
    If you're interested in the BMW i3, the next question is, which i3 model is right for you? i3 variants include s 4dr Hatchback (electric DD), 4dr Hatchback (electric DD), s 4dr Hatchback w/Range Extender (electric DD), and 4dr Hatchback w/Range Extender (electric DD). For a full list of i3 models, check out Edmunds’ Features & Specs page. Learn more

    More about the 2020 BMW i3

    2020 BMW i3 Overview

    The 2020 BMW i3 is offered in the following submodels: i3 Hatchback. Available styles include s 4dr Hatchback (electric DD), 4dr Hatchback (electric DD), s 4dr Hatchback w/Range Extender (electric DD), and 4dr Hatchback w/Range Extender (electric DD).

    What do people think of the 2020 BMW i3?

    Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2020 BMW i3 and all its trim types. Edmunds consumer reviews allow users to sift through aggregated consumer reviews to understand what other drivers are saying about any vehicle in our database. Detailed rating breakdowns (including performance, comfort, value, interior, exterior design, build quality, and reliability) are available as well to provide shoppers with a comprehensive understanding of why customers like the 2020 i3.

    Edmunds Expert Reviews

    Edmunds experts have compiled a robust series of ratings and reviews for the 2020 BMW i3 and all model years in our database. Our rich content includes expert reviews and recommendations for the 2020 i3 featuring deep dives into trim levels and features, performance, mpg, safety, interior, and driving. Edmunds also offers expert ratings, road test and performance data, long-term road tests, first-drive reviews, video reviews and more.

    Our Review Process

    This review was written by a member of Edmunds' editorial team of expert car reviewers. Our team drives every car you can buy. We put the vehicles through rigorous testing, evaluating how they drive and comparing them in detail to their competitors.

    We're also regular people like you, so we pay attention to all the different ways people use their cars every day. We want to know if there's enough room for our families and our weekend gear and whether or not our favorite drink fits in the cupholder. Our editors want to help you make the best decision on a car that fits your life.

    What's a good price for a New 2020 BMW i3?
    Which 2020 BMW i3s are available in my area?

    Shop Edmunds' car, SUV, and truck listings of over 6 million vehicles to find a cheap new, used, or certified pre-owned (CPO) 2020 BMW i3 for sale near. Simply research the type of car you're interested in and then select a car from our massive database to find cheap vehicles for sale near you. Once you have identified a used vehicle you're interested in, check the AutoCheck vehicle history reports, read dealer reviews, and find out what other owners paid for the 2020 BMW i3.

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    Why trust Edmunds?

    Edmunds has deep data on over 6 million new, used, and certified pre-owned vehicles, including rich, trim-level features and specs information like: MSRP, average price paid, warranty information (basic, drivetrain, and maintenance), features (upholstery, bluetooth, navigation, heated seating, cooled seating, cruise control, parking assistance, keyless ignition, satellite radio, folding rears seats ,run flat tires, wheel type, tire size, wheel tire, sunroof, etc.), vehicle specifications (engine cylinder count, drivetrain, engine power, engine torque, engine displacement, transmission), fuel economy (city, highway, combined, fuel capacity, range), vehicle dimensions (length, width, seating capacity, cargo space), car safety, true cost to own. Edmunds also provides tools to allow shopper to compare vehicles to similar models of their choosing by warranty, interior features, exterior features, specifications, fuel economy, vehicle dimensions, consumer rating, edmunds rating, and color.

    Should I lease or buy a 2020 BMW i3?

    Is it better to lease or buy a car? Ask most people and they'll probably tell you that car buying is the way to go. And from a financial perspective, it's true, provided you're willing to make higher monthly payments, pay off the loan in full and keep the car for a few years. Leasing, on the other hand, can be a less expensive option on a month-to-month basis. It's also good if you're someone who likes to drive a new car every three years or so.

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