2014 BMW i3  -  $42,300


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $42,300
Base Invoice: $39,170
Destination Charge: $950
Options: $0
Trim: 4dr HB
Doors: 4
Drive train: Rear Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: | City: | Hwy:
Body Style: 4dr HB
Transmission: Transmission: Single Speed
Engine: Engine Immobilizer

Pros

Small footprint; electric drivetrain; efficient usage of space; good driving dynamics; full of cutting-edge technology


Model Highlights

The BMW i3 is BMW's first modern electric car. Powering all models is a 170 hp electric motor connected to the rear wheels via a single speed transmission. While no one will ever confuse the i3 with a sports car, 170 hp is enough to give the i3 brisk acceleration, especially when its 184 foot pounds of torque are accounted for. BMW claims 0-60 mph in 7.2 seconds. Rear wheel drive prevents all that torque from causing unwanted torque steer, while also ensuring that the i3 lives up to BMW's high standards for vehicle dynamics and handling. The i3 may be a departure from the BMW norm, but it is still a BMW and drives accordingly.

BMW claims that the i3 has a range of about 80-100 miles in normal everyday driving, which should be plenty for most people's daily commute. The car's charging times are remarkably short--BMW claims a scant 30 minutes are needed to charge the car up to 80 percent capacity through a modern fast-charging system. Even at home, on a conventional 220v charger, the i3 should only take about three hours to get from empty to a full charge. For those who desire a bit more range, BMW offers a range extender, a small 2-cylinder gasoline engine that functions as a generator. With the range extender equipped, the i3 has a range of about 180 miles.

The cabin as accessed through a combination of traditional front doors and rear-hinged rear doors. Inside, the i3 uses a wide ranging set of materials available in one of several different color combinations with trim packages named things like "Loft" "Lodge" and "Suite." All of it looks relatively expensive and many of the materials are renewable, made from hemp, kinaff and other unconventional plant fibers. Of course there are plenty of more traditional materials available as well, should that be the driver's preference.

Standard equipment on the i3 is plentiful, with notable items including BMW's iDrive system, an integrated SIM card, Bluetooth and USB connectivity as well as rear mounted parking sensors and a stationary climate control system. Options include a navigation system that is smart enough to interact with the car and suggest alternate routes based on battery charge, adaptive LED headlights, a glass roof, automatic climate control, heated seats, a rearview camera and several driver assistance functions.


Model News

The BMW i3 is a brand-new car from BMW that goes on sale in North America later this year. BMW's bold concept car has made it to production with relatively few changes to its design, and the final product definitely has a look inspired by science fiction.


Value Writeup

The BMW i3 is part of the new wave of electric and hybrid cars that are becoming more and more popular in the U.S. The i3 has relatively compact external dimensions, but still has a very usable cabin with surprising amounts of interior space. Standard equipment levels are high and the i3 generally aims to compete in the compact premium segment, offering buyers plenty of luxury features in a car that is perhaps a little smaller than the traditional luxury cars of old.

Of course, the electric drivetrain is what really separates the i3 from its competitors. In standard guise, it offers a combination of usable range and remarkably fast charging times. With the optional range extender, the system offers functionality similar to other hybrid cars on the market such as the Volt or the Prius. Unlike those vehicles however, the i3 uses its range extending gasoline engine exclusively as a generator and the drive wheels remain powered only by electricity. The i3 starts at under $42,000, while versions equipped with a range extender start at around $45,000.


Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive

Engine Type
Electric

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
170

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
184

Trans Type
1

Trans Description Cont.
Automatic

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
9.70

EPA MPG Equivalent - City
137

EPA MPG Equivalent - Hwy
111

EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined
124

Battery Range
80 mi

EPA Classification
Subcompact Cars

Passenger Capacity
4

Front Head Room
39.6 in

Front Leg Room
40.5 in

Front Shoulder Room
53.6 in

Second Head Room
37.2 in

Second Leg Room
31.9 in

Second Shoulder Room
49.2 in

Wheelbase
101 in

Length, Overall
157 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
70 in

Height, Overall
62 in

Track Width, Front
61.9 in

Track Width, Rear
62 in

Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up
15.1 ft³

Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down
36.9 ft³

Base Curb Weight
2799 lbs

Suspension Type - Front
Strut

Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link

Front Tire Size
P155/70R19

Rear Tire Size
P155/70R19

Front Wheel Size
19 X 5 in

Rear Wheel Size
19 X 5 in

Front Wheel Material
Forged Aluminum

Rear Wheel Material
Forged Aluminum

Steering Type
Rack-Pinion

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
32.3 ft

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel

Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes

Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
11 in

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
11 in

Basic Years
4

Basic Miles/km
50,000

Drivetrain Years
4

Drivetrain Miles/km
50,000

Corrosion Years
12

Corrosion Miles/km
Unlimited

Hybrid/Electric Components Years
8

Hybrid/Electric Components Miles/km
100,000

Roadside Assistance Years
4

Roadside Assistance Miles/km
Unlimited

Maintenance Years
4

Maintenance Miles/km
50,000

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
14V422000

Mfg's Report Date
JUL 13, 2014

Component
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL

Potential Number of Units Affected
27

Summary
BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling a certain model year BMW i3 vehicle manufactured March 31, 2014, and certain 2014 MINI Cooper Hardtop vehicles manufactured February 2, 2014 to May 30, 2014. The affected vehicles may have been manufactured with an air bag inflator that was not assembled correctly. This could cause the air bag to not deploy properly in the event of an accident.

Consequence
If the air bag deploys improperly in the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the air bags, the seat occupant may be at an increased risk of injury.

BMW will notify owners, and dealers will replace the front passenger side air bag, free of charge. The recall began in September 2014. Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417.

Dates of Manufacture
MAR 30, 2014 to MAR 30, 2014

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
15V628000

Mfg's Report Date
OCT 06, 2015

Component
AIR BAGS:PASSENGER SIDE FRONTAL

Potential Number of Units Affected
6073

Summary
BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain model year 2014-2016 MINI Cooper S and MINI Cooper two-door vehicles, 2015-2016 MINI John Cooper Works and MINI Cooper S and MINI Cooper four-door vehicles and 2014-2015 BMW i3 vehicles. Due to a manufacturing error, the passenger frontal air bag may not deploy properly in a low speed crash. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 208, "Occupant Crash Protection."

Consequence
In the event of a vehicle crash, an air bag that does not deploy properly increases the risk of injury to the front seat passenger.

MINI and BMW will notify owners, and dealers will replace the passenger frontal air bag module, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on November 20, 2015. Owners may contact MINI customer service at 1-866-825-1525 and BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417.

Dates of Manufacture
MAR 16, 2014 to AUG 16, 2015

Electric Motor

Transmission: Single Speed

Transmission w/Driver Selectable Mode

Rear-Wheel Drive

9.70 Axle Ratio

20-Amp/Hr Maintenance-Free Battery

3615# Gvwr 937# Maximum Payload

Gas-Pressurized Shock Absorbers

Front Anti-Roll Bar

Electric Power-Assist Speed-Sensing Steering

Strut Front Suspension w/Coil Springs

Multi-Link Rear Suspension w/Coil Springs

Regenerative 4-Wheel Disc Brakes w/4-Wheel ABS, Front And Rear Vented Discs, Brake Assist, Hill Hold Control and Electric Parking Brake

Lithium Ion Traction Battery w/7.4 kW Onboard Charger, 18 Hrs Charge Time @ 110/120V and 3 Hrs Charge Time @ 220/240V

Wheels: 19" x 5.0" Mega BMW i Star Spoke -inc: Light alloy, Style 427

Tires: P155/70R19 AS

Wheels w/Silver Accents

Spare Tire Mobility Kit

Clearcoat Paint

Body-Colored Front Bumper w/Black Bumper Insert

Black Rear Bumper w/Body-Colored Rub Strip/Fascia Accent

Black Side Windows Trim

Body-Colored Door Handles

Body-Colored Power Auto Dimming Side Mirrors w/Power Folding and Turn Signal Indicator

Fixed Rear Window w/Fixed Interval Wiper and Defroster

Light Tinted Glass

Speed Sensitive Rain Detecting Variable Intermittent Wipers

Front Windshield -inc: Sun Visor Strip

Composite Panels

Lip Spoiler

Reverse Opening Rear Doors

Liftgate Rear Cargo Access

Tailgate/Rear Door Lock Included w/Power Door Locks

Fully Automatic Projector Beam Led Low Beam Daytime Running Auto-Leveling Headlamps w/Delay-Off

Perimeter/Approach Lights

LED Brakelights

Radio: FM Stereo w/HD -inc: multicast FM station reception, satellite radio preparation and Bluetooth wireless technology for hands-free calling (w/compatible Bluetooth phone) and phonebook downloading capabilities

Radio w/Seek-Scan, Clock, Speed Compensated Volume Control, Aux Audio Input Jack, Steering Wheel Controls, Radio Data System and External Memory Control

4 Speakers

Integrated Roof Diversity Antenna

2 LCD Monitors In The Front

Front Bucket Seats

6-Way Driver Seat -inc: Manual Recline, Height Adjustment, Fore/Aft Movement and Manual Rear Seat Easy Entry

6-Way Passenger Seat -inc: Manual Recline, Height Adjustment, Fore/Aft Movement and Manual Rear Seat Easy Entry

50-50 Folding Bench Front Facing Fold Forward Seatback Rear Seat

Manual Tilt/Telescoping Steering Column

Gauges -inc: Speedometer, Odometer, Traction Battery Level, Power/Regen, Trip Odometer and Trip Computer

Fixed Rear Windows and Fixed 3rd Row Windows

Leather Steering Wheel

Front Cupholder

Rear Cupholder

Compass

Proximity Key For Push Button Start Only

Valet Function

Remote Keyless Entry w/Integrated Key Transmitter, Illuminated Entry, Illuminated Ignition Switch and Panic Button

Remote Releases -Inc: Power Cargo Access

Cruise Control w/Steering Wheel Controls

Automatic Air Conditioning

HVAC -inc: Residual Heat Recirculation

Illuminated Locking Glove Box

Driver Foot Rest

Interior Trim -inc: Metal-Look Interior Accents

Full Cloth Headliner

Cloth Door Trim Insert

Metal-Look Gear Shift Knob

Sensatec/Cloth Upholstery

Day-Night Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirror

Driver And Passenger Visor Vanity Mirrors w/Driver And Passenger Illumination

Partial Floor Console w/Storage, Rear Console w/Storage and 3 12V DC Power Outlets

Front Map Lights

Fade-To-Off Interior Lighting

Full Carpet Floor Covering -inc: Carpet Front And Rear Floor Mats

Carpet Floor Trim

Rigid Cargo Cover

Cargo Features -inc: Spare Tire Mobility Kit

Cargo Space Lights

FOB Controls -inc: Trunk/Hatch/Tailgate and Windows

Integrated Navigation System

Tracker System

Smart Device Integration

Dashboard Storage, Driver And Passenger Door Bins

Power 1st Row Windows w/Driver And Passenger 1-Touch Up/Down

Delayed Accessory Power

Power Door Locks w/Autolock Feature

Systems Monitor

Trip Computer

Outside Temp Gauge

Digital Display

Fixed Front Head Restraints and Manual Adjustable Rear Head Restraints

Front Center Armrest w/Storage

2 Seatback Storage Pockets

Perimeter Alarm

Engine Immobilizer

3 12V DC Power Outlets

Air Filtration

Electronic Stability Control (ESC)

ABS And Driveline Traction Control

Side Impact Beams

Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Seat-Mounted Side Airbags

BMW Assist eCall Emergency S.O.S

Tire Specific Low Tire Pressure Warning

Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Front Airbags

Curtain 1st And 2nd Row Airbags

Airbag Occupancy Sensor

Driver And Passenger Knee Airbag

Outboard Front Lap And Shoulder Safety Belts -inc: Pretensioners

 
WHEELS: 19" X 5.0" MEGA BMW I STAR SPOKE
$0

 
WHEELS: 20" X 5.0" FRONT/20" X 5.5" RR DOUBLE SPOKE
$1,300

 
WHEELS: 19" X 5.0" FRONT & 19" X 5.5" REAR GIGA
$0

 
WHEELS: 19" X 5.0" FRONT & 19" X 5.5" REAR TERA
$0

 
ARRAVANI GRAY W/ BMW I FROZEN BLUE ACCENT
$0

 
CAPPARIS WHITE W/BMW I FROZEN BLUE ACCENT
$0

 
IONIC SILVER METALLIC W/BMW I FROZEN BLUE ACCENT
$550

 
SOLAR ORANGE METALLIC W/FROZEN GRAY ACCENT
$550

 
LAUREL GRAY METALLIC W/BMW I FROZEN BLUE ACCENT
$550

 
ANDESITE SILVER MET W/BMW I FROZEN BLUE ACCENT
$550

 
STANDARD PAINT
$0

 
MEGA CARUM SPICE GRAY, SENSATEC/CLOTH UPHOLSTERY
$0

 
GIGA CASSIA/SPICE GRAY, NATURAL LEATHER/CLOTH UPHOLSTERY
$0

 
TERA DALBERGIA BROWN, FULL NATURAL LEATHER UPHOLSTERY
$0

 
TRAINING SERVICE FEE
$0

 
PARKING ASSISTANT PACKAGE
$1,000

 
TECHNOLOGY & DRIVING ASSISTANT PACKAGE
$2,500

 
GIGA WORLD
$1,700

 
TERA WORLD
$2,700

 
DC FAST CHARGING (SAE)
$700

 
TIRES: P155/70R19 FRONT & P175/60R19 REAR AS
$0

 
TIRES: P155/60R20 FRONT & P175/55R20 REAR
$0

 
HARMAN/KARDON SURROUND SOUND AUDIO SYSTEM
$800

 
3-STAGE HEATED FRONT SEATS
$350


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