GREEN STILL MEANS GO.
The latest BMW i3 has a 114 mile range on a full charge-that's 40% farther than the first generation model-making it the electric vehicle that will change the way you think about driving. And the unprecedented use of strong yet lightweight Carbon Fiber Reinforced Plastic (CFRP) makes it one of BMW's lightest vehicles, further enhancing both performance and efficiency.
WE STARTED WITH FOUR WHEELS. AND CHANGED EVERYTHING ELSE.
The BMW i3's construction makes it different from any other vehicle on the road. From its aerodynamic exterior to its innovative interior, this is an electric vehicle that was built to not only perform, but perform smarter. And for the first time ever, it's available with a power moonroof.
ADRENALINE RUSHES JUST AS FAST IN KILOWATTS.
The BMW i3 is one of the fastest BMWs off the line. Its incredibly responsive acceleration is felt immediately from a standstill with 184 lb-ft of pin-you-to-the-back-of-your-seat torque5 making for an exhilarating and exceedingly fun ride. Surprised? You shouldn't be. After all, this EV is a BMW.
SUSTAINABLE FROM THE INSIDE OUT.
Manufactured in BMW's most sustainable auto plant, the BMW i3 production process uses 50% less energy and 70% less water - and that's just the beginning. The interior uses cutting-edge architecture and over 25% of renewable and recycled materials. Up to four passengers can enjoy its spaciousness-equivalent to the BMW 3 Series. Plus, the LifeDrive architecture allows for the B-pillar and center console to be removed, creating even more openness.
A LIVING, BREATHING DASHBOARD.
Sustainable open-pore Eucalyptus Wood evolves with use, deepening in color over time. This option is available in both the Giga World and Tera World.
OLIVE LEAF TANNED LEATHER.
Available in both the Giga World and Tera World, a natural process derived from olive leaf extract tans the leather and protects against fading and wear.
NOT JUST FOR RACECARS ANYMORE.
Carbon Fiber Reinforced Plastic, that is. Unprecedented use of this material in the framework of the BMW i3 makes it one of BMW's lightest vehicles, setting new standards in construction and safety. CFRP is 50% lighter than steel, but just as strong, and is actually the secret to this vehicle's remarkable performance and efficiency. Finally, the use of CFRP also contributes to the vehicle's spacious and airy design.
BMW LIFEDRIVE ARCHITECTURE
A revolution starts with revolutionary thinking. And when developing the BMW i3, engineers did just that by rethinking the vehicle's architecture specifically for the needs of an electric vehicle. The result: a lightweight two-piece structure that increases agility, driving range, and interior comfort.
Use of high-strength, lightweight CFRP has allowed BMW to rethink the passenger compartment. With no pillar needed between its doors and no transmission tunnel because of the Drive Module below, the BMW i3's cabin provides an incredibly spacious experience, while retaining a high level of safety for all occupants.
The aluminum Drive Module cleverly integrates the BMW i3's lithium-ion battery between front and rear axles, creating near-perfect 50:50 weight distribution and a low center of gravity for improved stability while cornering. Integrating the battery this way not only allows for agile performance, it frees up considerable space in the cabin above.
The navigation system for the BMW i3, with ConnectedDrive Services, makes driving easy and convenient. At the heart is the Range Assistant with dynamic range map.5 It takes into account your battery charge level, driving style, the traffic situation and topographical information to show you the most efficient route with the current battery charge. Another revolution in routing: If you can reach your destination quicker using alternative transport such as the subway or rapid-transit train, BMW i Navigation will show you current schedules and guide you to a parking space near the train stop.
SMART MOBILE INTEGRATION.
To make every journey an efficient one, you can use the integrated BMW i Remote app to sync your BMW i3 to your smartphone, Apple Watch, Samsung Galaxy Gear Watch and other mobile devices.6 When connected, you'll be able to check your battery's state of charge, configure automatic charging times, set a comfortable cabin temperature through preconditioning, and even sync destinations, all before getting behind the wheel.
POWERED BY INTELLIGENCE.
In the BMW i3, the accelerator pedal not only works in the obvious way of propelling the vehicle forward, it also incorporates the innovative technology of brake energy regeneration. The pedal converts kinetic energy into electrical energy to further feed back into the battery for added efficiency.
The BMW i3 can be fully recharged in just 4.5 hours using a Level 2 charging station. Get up to an 80% charge in approximately 30-40 minutes with a DC Combo Fast Charger. At home, drivers can install a home charging station through the BMW Installation Services program. On the go, use the ChargeNow Card that comes with your vehicle to access more than 28,000+ U.S. charging stations in the ChargePoint Network, including a growing number of DC Combo Fast Chargers.
GO EVEN FARTHER.
The latest BMW i3 has a 114 mile range on a full charge-that's 40% farther than the first generation i3.10 And with the Range Extender, your total driving range is up to 180 miles. This vehicle's gas-powered, two-cylinder engine generates electricity to maintain the charge of the lithium-ion battery at an approximate 5% level.
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