US Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price starts from $41,350 before any federal or state incentives. BMW USA also confirmed the price for the petrol-assisted i3 (range-extended), which is $45,200– a premium of US$3850 or 9.3%.
The BMW i3’s 170 horsepower and 184 lb-ft of torque hybrid-synchronous electric motor, developed and produced by BMW, is powered by a 22-kWh lithium-ion battery,enough for 80-100 miles of zero emissions driving. Designed from the start as an electric car, the BMW i3 uses for the first time in the automotive industry a mass-produced carbon fiber reinforced plastic (CFRP) passenger cell, that sits atop an aluminum chassis.
“The BMW i3 heralds the dawn of a new era for individual mobility and for the BMW Group. True to a genuine BMW, the BMW i3 has strong emotional appeal, outstanding product substance and a guarantee of sheer driving pleasure,” said Ian Robertson, Member of the Board of Management, Sales and Marketing BMW. “With this leading-edge vehicle and attractive price, we will provide customers with a compelling offer for electromobility.”
Fast charging is possible either with the home charging station that BMW i gives to owners, or at any public charging station that uses a Level 2 SAE J1772 charging system. DC fast charging, using the SAE DC Combo-Fast Charger, will be an extra option. Using a public fast-charging station, the combo would give an 80 % charge from zero battery in 20 minutes.