2018 BMW i3
The 2018 BMW i3 — as the name itself says, it is an all-electric car made up using cutting edge German technology. What’s new is its range! Yes, It is estimated to give a 124 mile range upgraded from 80. It also houses an ultra-light carbon fiber and aluminum body construction, which makes for a smooth ride. It’s 60Ah battery is tucked beneath the floor to give a more spacious experience. This model also offers a 2-cylinder variant, which extends the range further. The only drawback is that the second cylinder is a fuel tank (2.4 gallons), and gives a range extension up to 80 miles.
2018 BMW i3 Interior
The boxy body design promises comfort at its best! Along with a spacious front driver alignment, it gives a low dashboard and a simple high ranged glass area in front. It also houses rear parking sensors, along with front sensors and a rear view mirror which makes it extremely easy to park.
This variant also offers an infotainment screen (6.5 inch screen) that slides down from the ceiling along with a DAB radio, USB socket and bluetooth on the dashboard. The main display screen (10.2 inch widescreen) is an upgrade. The best part is their SAT-NAV systems that are optimized to guide an electric car which will guide you towards charging ports or even warn you if the destination is beyond your estimated range.
The 2018 BMW i3 comes in three color variants:
- Ionic Silver
- Capparis white
- Solar Orange
2018 BMW i3 Engine
The 2018 BMW i3 houses a 25Kw 647cc engine, which gives a phenomenal on road experience according to recent positive reviews.
2018 BMW i3 Gas Mileage
As already mentioned the 2018 BMW i3 is known for its range. This beast also offers the driver three options — Eco pro, Comfort and Eco pro+. The normal i3 Comfort mode delivers a standard range of 120 – 140 miles for every time it gets fully charged. For i3 Rex (The 2 cylinder Variant), it gets a range of 260-290 miles in the same mode. The Eco mode increases the range efficiency by around 12 percent, when compared to the previous one as it uses a different pedal to accelerate that consumes less power.
The Eco Pro+ mode gives the maximum efficiency by increasing the efficiency by almost 22 percent when compared to comfort mode and in this mode the speed is restricted to 90 kmph. It also turns the air conditioning and heating systems to energy saving mode. This mode is generally suitable for use in long distance travels.
2018 BMW i3 Price
The On-Road price as of now is estimated to be USD $42,275 and the range extending variant would cost around $3,850 more than the standard. The leasing rates are pretty high as of now as per the European standards.