BMW has officially announced the cost of the 2015 i3 in the United States, where the model is now becoming more expensive.
According to the car manufacturer, the 2015 BMW i3 can now be ordered over-seas from 43,350 USD, including the destination and handling charges, a price which is making it 1,075 USD more expensive than the previous model year version. The BMW i3 is now more expensive in its both versions, the BEV and the REx, where the last one is now kicking off from 47,200 USD. The price hike is apparently justifiable as the vehicle is now adding standard features such as the DC fast charging capabilities, the satellite radio or the heated front seats, amongst others.
Don’t expect any mechanical changes from the 2015 BMW i3 because the vehicle is still being offered with the same electric motor with 170 HP and 184 lb-ft of torque, taking its juice from the 22 kWh lithium ion battery, in the BEV, and with the REx adding the two-cylinder gasoline burner, acting as a range extender. The first one is returning 124 MPGe and the last one is providing 117 MPGe or 39 mpg with the conventional internal combustion unit running. The BMW i3 is still being put together in the same Leipzig facility, in Germany, and offered in the same 5-door hatchback body style, with the rear-engine and rear-wheel drive layout. The model stands in at 3,999 mm in length, 1,775 mm in width and 1,578 mm in height and it has been in production since 2013.