Join the electric revolution and say goodbye to costly fuel bills and polluting CO2 emissions with the BMW i3. This fun-to-drive city car boasts smartly contemporary looks that hint at a future in which the combustion engine has ceased to exist.
The BMW i3 puts a fresh spin on the traditional BMW design. Retaining the classic kidney grille and clean lines of its fuel-powered siblings, this electric car possesses appealingly compact dimensions that make it an ideal vehicle to drive around busy streets. The i3 is available with two-tone paint options that allow it to become even more of a head-turner. A practical four-door body enables easy access to a surprisingly spacious cabin that provides room for five travellers. A 260-litre boot space might not seem like much but split-folding rear seats allow luggage capacity to increase to 1,100 litres.
The i3’s electric motor is paired with a 33kWh lithium-ion battery, producing 168bhp – and 0-60mph in a little over seven seconds. With the battery fully charged, the car’s range is 115 miles. You can opt for a range extender, which adds a two-cylinder 34bhp petrol engine that keeps the battery charged-up as you drive – and effectively doubles the i3’s range. Naturally, this option produces CO2 emissions. However, these are as low as 13g/km.
A four-speaker sound system is installed as standard, featuring an AM/FM tuner and DAB radio. A 10.3-inch screen is included, providing access to the car’s satellite navigation system. Bluetooth connectivity also features, allowing you to stream music from compatible devices and make and receive hands-free calls. Safety comes in the form of a carbon fibre-reinforced plastic shell and a host of protective features, such as six airbags, seatbelt reminders and Electronic Stability Control.
Put the BMW i3 through its paces by booking your test drive appointment today. Simply call your nearest Ocean Group showroom any day of the week – or complete our online contact form whenever you wish.