|EPA Est. MPG||109|
|Drive Train||Rear Wheel Drive|
|Curb Weight||3234 lbs|
[MUSIC PLAYING] MARK TAKAHASHI: Hey, everybody. I'm here at the Frankfurt Motor Show, taking a look at the slightly refreshed BMW i3. Now it's got some cosmetic changes here and there, but really, really, they're slight. So slight, honestly, I don't know what they changed. The bigger news, however, is they're introducing a new model called the i3S. As you'd expect, the S stands for Sport. Don't really expect too much sportiness from an i3, but it's got a marginal increase. So it has 184 horsepower. Now that compares against the regular 170 horsepower. On top of that, it's got a sportier suspension that's just a little bit lower, by about a quarter of an inch. It also has slightly wider tires, though it's kind of hard to tell, because the i3 already had really, really narrow tires. With this increase in power, it should get to 60 miles an hour in about a half second quicker than the regular version, so expect in the low to mid six second range. Like the regular i3, it will also have the range-extender option. Inside, the i3 also has a slightly updated infotainment screen. Should be a higher resolution and some new features here and there. One of the newer tech features is actually a parking helper. In certain urban areas, it will point out your most likely areas to find a parking spot. Now that's really helpful. Look for these i3s to start showing up in dealerships somewhere near the end of 2017. For more information on the i3, and any other EV, head over to Edmunds.com. [MUSIC PLAYING] If you want to see more videos like this, hit subscribe and check out all of our other videos. [MUSIC PLAYING]
Sharp handling, rapid acceleration and unique interior styling have made us fans of the BMW i3 since its debut. For 2018, the i3 gets a modest face-lift, loses the base 60 Ah version, and gains a variant that has more power and sharper handling.
The i3 was built from the ground up as an electric vehicle, freeing its stylists from the need to make room for a bulky gasoline engine and fuel tank. Instead, the i3 was shaped around its battery and a compact electric motor, giving it a unique profile. BMW wanted to make the car as light as possible and, as such, it manufactures the body shell entirely of carbon fiber, a material stronger than steel yet lighter than aluminum.
We like the i3's unconventional interior. The controls are laid out in an intuitive fashion, and the driving position is excellent. The back seat is roomier than you might expect, though entry is a two-step process because you must first open the front doors before you can open the rear-hinged back doors. The trunk is on the small side at 15.1 cubic feet, and because the drive motor and optional range extender are placed under the trunk floor, the loading height is rather high.
Base i3 models are powered by a 170-horsepower electric motor that drives the rear wheels. For 2018, an i3s model has been added, and it has 184 hp, a sport-tuned suspension and summer tires.
BMW also offers a Range Extender trim level each for the i3 and i3s, which has a tiny 0.6-liter two-cylinder gasoline engine fed by a 2.3-gallon fuel tank. When the battery runs low, the engine generates electrical power to extend the i3's total range to about 180 miles. Unlike the Chevrolet Volt's ample gasoline range, the i3's engine is really just a get-you-home measure. By design, it's insufficient for interstate travel.
The i3's performance is surprisingly good. You can expect 0-60 mph to take about 7 seconds, which is quick for an electric car. The range extender adds 265 pounds of weight, so expect slightly slower acceleration. The new i3s is the sportiest of the bunch.
The super-skinny front tires might cast doubt on the i3's handling prowess, but with a low center of gravity and an even front-to-rear weight balance, the i3 is an entertaining BMW. The short wheelbase makes for great maneuverability, though it can feel somewhat darty and sensitive at freeway speeds.
The i3 is offered in base, i3s and Range Extender models. There are options, but it's a modest list by BMW standards. Use Edmunds' incomparable shopping tools to help you find the perfect BMW i3.
2018 BMW i3 Overview
The all-electric 2018 BMW i3 utilizes an electric motor and is available in the following styles:
The 4dr Hatchback w/Range Extender (electric DD) comes with an electric, rear wheel drive, and with a 1-speed direct drive transmission. The 4dr Hatchback w/Range Extender (electric DD) comes with a basic warranty of 4 yr./ 50000 mi., a 4 yr./ unlimited mi. roadside warranty, and a 4 yr./ 50000 mi. powertrain warranty.
The 4dr Hatchback (electric DD) comes with an electric, rear wheel drive, and with a 1-speed direct drive transmission. The 4dr Hatchback (electric DD) comes with a basic warranty of 4 yr./ 50000 mi., a 4 yr./ unlimited mi. roadside warranty, and a 4 yr./ 50000 mi. powertrain warranty.
The s 4dr Hatchback w/Range Extender (electric DD) comes with an electric, rear wheel drive, and with a 1-speed direct drive transmission. The s 4dr Hatchback w/Range Extender (electric DD) comes with a basic warranty of 4 yr./ 50000 mi., a 4 yr./ unlimited mi. roadside warranty, and a 4 yr./ 50000 mi. powertrain warranty.
What should I pay for a new 2018 BMW i3?
2018 BMW i3 s 4dr Hatchback (electric DD)
The 2018 BMW i3 s 4dr Hatchback (electric DD) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $54914. The average price paid for a new 2018 BMW i3 s 4dr Hatchback (electric DD) is trending $2569 below the manufacturer's MSRP.
Edmunds members save an average of $2569 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $52345.
The average savings for the 2018 BMW i3 s 4dr Hatchback (electric DD) is 4.7% below the MSRP.
We are showing 1 s 4dr Hatchback (electric DD) 2018 BMW i3 s 4dr Hatchback (electric DD) vehicle(s) available in the Ashburn area.
2018 BMW i3 4dr Hatchback w/Range Extender (electric DD)
The 2018 BMW i3 4dr Hatchback w/Range Extender (electric DD) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $56995. The average price paid for a new 2018 BMW i3 4dr Hatchback w/Range Extender (electric DD) is trending $2829.8 below the manufacturer's MSRP.
Edmunds members save an average of $2829.8 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $54165.2.
The average savings for the 2018 BMW i3 4dr Hatchback w/Range Extender (electric DD) is 5% below the MSRP.
We are showing 18 4dr Hatchback w/Range Extender (electric DD) 2018 BMW i3 4dr Hatchback w/Range Extender (electric DD) vehicle(s) available in the Ashburn area.
2018 BMW i3 features & specs
|Fuel Type||electric fuel||electric fuel||electric fuel|
|Basic Warranty||4 yr./ 50000 mi.||4 yr./ 50000 mi.||4 yr./ 50000 mi.|
|Base Engine Type||electric||electric||electric|
|Base Engine Size||Not available||Not available||Not available|
|Transmission||1-speed direct drive||1-speed direct drive||1-speed direct drive|
|Cylinders||not available||not available||not available|
|Drivetrain||rear wheel drive||rear wheel drive||rear wheel drive|
|Horsepower||Not available||Not available||Not available|
Is the 2018 BMW i3 a good car?
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2018 BMW i3 inventory listings
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What options are available on the 2018 BMW i3?
Available BMW i3 2018 Submodel Types: Hatchback
Available BMW i3 2018 Trims: w/Range Extender, Base, s
Exterior Colors: Arravani Grey w/BMW i Frozen Blue Accent, Capparis White w/BMW i Frozen Blue Accent, Ionic Silver Metallic w/BMW i Frozen Blue Accent, Protonic Blue Metallic w/Frozen Grey Accent, Fluid Black w/BMW i Frozen Blue Accent, Mineral Grey w/BMW i Frozen Blue Accent, Andesite Silver Metallic w/BMW i Frozen Blue Accent, Imperial Blue Metallic w/Frozen Grey Accent, Solar Orange Metallic w/Frozen Grey Accent, Laurel Grey Metallic w/BMW i Frozen Blue Accent, Melbourne Red Metallic w/Frozen Grey Accent
Interior Colors: Mega Carum Spice Grey and Carum Spice Grey leatherette/cloth, Giga Brown Natural and Carum Spice Grey leather/cloth, Atelier European Dark cloth, Giga Cassia and Carum Spice Grey leather/cloth, Tera Dalbergia Brown leather, Tera Dalbergia Brown Natural leather
Popular Features: 2nd Row Bucket Seats, Alarm, Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel, Auto Climate Control, Automatic Emergency Braking, Bluetooth, Fold Flat Rear Seats, Parking sensors, Post-collision safety system, Rear Bench Seats, Stability Control, Tire Pressure Warning, Trip Computer, USB Inputs, Upgraded Headlights, Heated seats, Back-up camera, Navigation, Keyless Entry/Start, Electronic Folding Mirrors, Adaptive Cruise Control, Upgraded Stereo, Sunroof/Moonroof, Apple Carplay/Android Auto, Leather Seats
Fuel Types: electric
Drivetrains: rear wheel drive
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