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Make and Model Details

  • Make
  • Model
  • Model Alias
  • Trim
    42 kWh
  • Model Year
  • Market
    North America, Europe

Body, Dimensions, Weight and Volume Details

  • Body Style
  • Materials
    Carbon fiber reinforced polymer, Aluminium
  • Exterior Colors
    Jucaro Beige Metallic, Capparis White, Fluid Black, Imperial Blue Metallic, Melbourne Red Metallic, Mineral Grey Metallic
  • Interior Colors
    Black, Dark Grey, Light Grey, Brown
  • Number of Doors
  • Number of Seats
  • Length
    157.9 in (inches), 4011 mm (millimeters)
  • Width with Mirrors
    80.3 in (inches), 2040 mm (millimeters)
  • Width with Folded Mirrors
  • Height
    62.9 in (inches), 1598 mm (millimeters)
  • Wheelbase
    101.2 in (inches), 2570 mm (millimeters)
  • Front Track
    61.9 in (inches), 1572 mm (millimeters)
  • Rear Track
    62.0 in (inches), 1575 mm (millimeters)
  • Front Headroom
    39.6 in (inches), 1006 mm (millimeters)
  • Rear Headroom
    37.2 in (inches), 945 mm (millimeters)
  • Front Shoulder Room
    53.6 in (inches), 1361 mm (millimeters)
  • Rear Shoulder Room
    49.2 in (inches), 1250 mm (millimeters)
  • Front Hip Room
  • Rear Hip Room
  • Trunk Volume
    260.0 l (liters), 9.18 ft3 (cubic feet), 0.26 m3 (cubic meters)
  • Maximum Trunk Volume
    1100.0 l (liters), 38.85 ft3 (cubic feet), 1.10 m3 (cubic meters)
  • Curb Weight
    2965.22 lb (pounds), 1345 kg (kilograms)
  • GVWR
    3780.93 lb (pounds), 1715 kg (kilograms)
  • Drag Coefficient
    0.29 Cd (drag coefficient)
  • Net Capacity
    BMW i3 interior worlds have different names and variants in different markets. In the US they are Deka World / Mega World / Giga World / Tera World. In the UK they are Atelier / Lodge / Loft / Suite.

Electric Motor Details

  • Electric Motor Type
    Permanent magnet synchronous
  • Motor Location
  • Power
    125 kW (kilowatts), 167.6 hp (mechanical horsepower), 170.0 ps (metric horsepower)
  • Torque
    250 Nm (newton meters), 25.5 kgm (kilogram meters), 184.4 ft-lb (foot-pounds)

Second Electric Motor Details

  • Electric Motor Type
  • Motor Location
    Under the floor, middle

Performance Details

  • Top Speed
    93.2 mph (miles per hour), 150.0 km/h (kilometers per hour)
  • Acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h
    7.20 s (seconds)

Driving Range Details

  • Standard
    NEDC (New European Driving Cycle)
  • Range
    223.1 mi / 359.0 km

Energy Efficiency 1

  • Standard
    NEDC (New European Driving Cycle)
  • Driving
  • Rating
    13.1 kWh/100 km

Energy Efficiency 2

  • Standard
    EPA (Electric car range and efficiency)
  • Driving
  • Rating
    30 kWh/100 mi

Energy Class Grading

  • Energy Class

Steering Details

  • Steering Mechanism
    Rack and pinion
  • Type of Power Steering
  • Turning Circle
    9.86 m (meters), 32.35 ft (feet)

Transmission Details

  • Type of Transmission
    Automatic single-speed reduction gear
  • Drivetrain
    Rear-wheel drive (RWD)
  • Axle Ratio
  • Axle Ratio (2nd Motor)

Suspension Details

  • Front Suspension
    Independent, MacPherson strut, Coil springs (helical springs), Shock absorbers
  • Rear Suspension
    Independent, Multi-link, Coil springs (helical springs)


  • Front Brakes
    Ventilated discs
  • Rear Brakes
    Ventilated discs


Markings Width Profile Diameter Contour Offset Material
5Jx20 5 J 20 - 0 Aluminium
5Jx19 5 J 19 - 0 Aluminium
5.5Jx19 5.5 J 19 0 0 Aluminium


Markings Width Profile Diameter Load Index Speed Index
155/70R19 84Q 155 70 19 84 Q
155/60R20 155 60 20 - -
175/50R20 175 50 20 - -


  • Type of Rechargeable Battery
  • Battery Capacity
    42.2 kWh (kilowatt hours)
  • Voltage
    352 V (volts)
  • Number of Cells
  • Number of Modules
  • Weight
  • Volume

Charging Type

Type Interface Voltage Current Power
Household charging Type 2 (IEC 62196-2, Mennekes, SAE J3068) 240 V 12 A 2.8 kW
BMW i Wallbox 3.7 kW Type 2 (IEC 62196-2, Mennekes, SAE J3068) 230 V 16 A 3.7 kW
BMW i Wallbox 7.4 kW Type 2 (IEC 62196-2, Mennekes, SAE J3068) 230 V 32 A 7.4 kW
BMW i Wallbox 11 kW Type 2 (IEC 62196-2, Mennekes, SAE J3068) - 16 A 11 kW

Onboard Charger/Charging Port

Interface Power Current Location
Type 2 (IEC 62196-3 FF, CCS2) 11 kW - Rear-right side
Type 1 (IEC 62196-3 CC, CCS1) 11 kW - Rear-right side

Charging Time

Type Battery % Estimated Time (h:m)
DC fast charging 0% - 80% 00:41
BMW i Wallbox 11 kW 0% - 100% 03:50
BMW i Wallbox 7.4 kW 0% - 100% 05:42
BMW i Wallbox 3.7 kW 0% - 100% 11:24

Additional Specs

Category Name Type
- Rear cupholders S
Safety and assistance Adaptive Cruise/Speed Control O
Safety and assistance Brake Assist System S
Safety and assistance Camera-based cruise control with Stop&Go function O
Safety and assistance City brake function O
Safety and assistance Collision Warning System O
Safety and assistance Cornering Brake Control S
Safety and assistance Electronic Brake Distribution S
Safety and assistance Electronic hand brake S
Safety and assistance Engine Start Button S
Safety and assistance Front and rear park distance control S
Safety and assistance Front and side airbags S
Safety and assistance Front radar S
Safety and assistance Full-length side curtain airbags S
Safety and assistance Hill holder S
Safety and assistance Immobilizer S
Safety and assistance Low Tire Pressure Indicator S
Safety and assistance Pasrking Assistance O
Safety and assistance Passenger Assist Handles S
Safety and assistance Pedestrian and collision warning O
Safety and assistance Proactive driving assistant O
Safety and assistance Rear camera and radar S
Safety and assistance Service Interval Indicator S
Safety and assistance Speed limit info O
Safety and assistance Standard Cruise/Speed Control S
Safety and assistance Theft Deterrent System S
Safety and assistance Traffic jam assistant O
Infotainment and connectivity 10.3-inch multi-funciton touchscreen O
Infotainment and connectivity 12V power outlet S
Infotainment and connectivity 200GB internal HD O
Infotainment and connectivity 6.5-inch touchscreen S
Infotainment and connectivity AM/FM Radio, Digital Radio S
Infotainment and connectivity Bluetooth S
Infotainment and connectivity BMW Apps O
Infotainment and connectivity BMW iDrive S
Infotainment and connectivity BMW Online with MyInfo O
Infotainment and connectivity Coming Home Device S
Infotainment and connectivity ConnectedDrive Services S
Infotainment and connectivity Garage Door Opener S
Infotainment and connectivity Internal HD S
Infotainment and connectivity Keyless entry S
Infotainment and connectivity MP3 Player O
Infotainment and connectivity Navigation S
Infotainment and connectivity Remote Audio Controls S
Infotainment and connectivity Satellite radio S
Infotainment and connectivity 4 x sepakers, standard audio system S
Infotainment and connectivity Smart Card/Key S
Infotainment and connectivity 12 x speakers, 360 watt, Harmon/Kardon Premium Sound O
Infotainment and connectivity Text To Speech / Speech To Text O
Infotainment and connectivity Wi-Fi hotspot O
Infotainment and connectivity Wireless charging pad O
Air-conditioning Climate control S
Air-conditioning Remote control S
Heating Ventilation System S
Seats Head Restraints S
Seats Heated front seats S
Seats Isofix Preparation S
Steering wheel Leather-trimmed, tilt telescoping S
Doors and windows Door Entry Light S
Doors and windows Heated washer S
Doors and windows Moonroof O
Doors and windows Power Locks S
Doors and windows Power Locks, With Passive Access (Card Key) S
Doors and windows Tinted glass windows S
Doors and windows Zone-tinted windshield with wipers S
Mirrors Automatic rear-view mirror S
Mirrors Foldable side mirrors S
Mirrors Illuminated driver and passenger vanity mirror S
Mirrors Memory adjustment S
Mirrors Toned heated driver and passenger power side mirrors with turn signals S
Lights Adaptive LED headlights with turn lights and high beam assist O
Lights Headlight Control, Dusk Sensor S
Lights LED daytime running lights S
Lights LED headlights with cornering lights S
Lights LED taillights S
Upholstery Alloy Look On Instrument Panel And Shift Knob S
Upholstery Cargo Area Cover S
Upholstery Cloth S
Upholstery Dark Oak wood trim O
Upholstery Electronic Brown Trim S
Upholstery Eucalyptus wood trim O
Upholstery Leather and cloth S
Upholstery Mega Carum Spice Grey SensaTec with Brown Cloth highlights S
Upholstery Tera Dark Truffle Vernasca Leather S
Upholstery Titanium Look On Instrument Panel S
Upholstery Wood/Woodgrain On Instrument Panel S