BMW i3



BMW i is systematically promoting the development of sustainable electric mobility for everyday use. The BMW i3 allows you to reach destinations up to 125 miles away, making the BMW i3 perfect for the city, but also the ideal solution for the daily commute between home and office – including the occasional detour.

If energy reserves are running low, use the time the vehicle is parked to charge it up, either with the standard charging cable from a regular power socket or via the BMW i Wallbox Plus.

Find out more about how far you can go and how often you will need to charge your BMW i3 depending on your driving behaviour, with our LIVING WITH i tool.

Power has never been this electrifying. Discover all the innovative charging solutions available to power your BMW i3 – at home or on the go – with BMW 360° Electric.

BMW i3


Most people drive less than they think: on average between 20 and 30 miles per day by car. But the BMW i3 leaves nothing to chance. Software analyses all factors that are crucial for precise range calculation: driving style, topography, temperature, driving mode, route planning, plus the energy requirements of any anciliary systems. This means that you’ve always precise information on your range to reach your destination comfortably and safely.

If required, the Range Extender can additionally increase the BMW i3’s range: the small, quiet two-cylinder petrol engine drives a generator that switches on automatically when required, maintaining the charge level of the battery at a constant level.

Electric vehicles have to be heated with electricity because they don’t can’t use the excess thermal energy from the engine. As this can have a negative impact on the driving range, we developed an innovative heat pump system that extracts energy from the air around the car. An optional extra, it can raise energy efficiency by up to 50% compared to conventional heating systems. And depending on the outside temperature, the driving range can be extended by up to 30%.

With the BMW i3, you’re also at the wheel when it comes to extending the range. On the standard COMFORT setting the range is up to 125 miles. Simply flick the driver experience switch to select ECO PRO or ECO PRO+, two particularly efficient driving modes that extend the range.

The BMW i Remote App allows you to keep your BMW i3 under control from anywhere via a smartphone or smartwatch. Check the battery charge level and the electric driving range, and if your BMW i3 is connected to a charging station, track the charging process. Set departure times for when your BMW i3 needs to be fully charged and at the cabin at the right temperature. And if you want, the app will rate the efficiency of your driving.

The range display has also been carefully designed to show how much range is left at any time – with absolute reliability. This may sound simple, but it entails complex software assessing personal driving behaviour, the topography of the surroundings, temperatures, the selected driving mode, the planned route, and the use of air-conditioning and heating systems – all within a split second. The result is a dynamic range indicator that is not just extremely accurate, but makes it easy to understand the impact of driving patterns and environmental factors.

BMW i Wallbox Plus


When the battery reserves on your BMW i3 run low, the BMW i Wallbox Plus provides a fast, safe and convenient home charging solution. Also suitable for the BMW i8 and iPerformance models, the BMW i Wallbox Plus is an ideal option for BMW drivers who have their own parking space, car port or garage at home.

During everyday use, the home charging station displays exceptional functionality. Its compact dimensions, functional design and long charging cable simplify the charging process. 

The charging output is up to 7.4kW in single-phase mode and up to 11kW with a three-phase supply. This means vehicles can be charged up to 70% faster than with a standard charging cable (e.g. the BMW i3 94Ah is charged to 80% in less than 4 hours in a single-phase mode and under 3 hours with a three-phase supply*)

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With the BMW i3, you can use both alternating current (AC) or direct current (DC) public charging stations. This not only makes you more flexible, it also enables you to charge your vehicle as quickly as possible. At a DC public charging station, a constantly powerful current transfers the energy directly to the high-voltage battery, charging the BMW i3 to 80% capacity in less than 40 minutes. Using an AC Rapid station charges the BMW i3 to 80% capacity in under three hours, an AC Fast will do so in under four. 

At suitable public charging stations, charging is even quicker thanks to the particularly high charging capacity of the new BMW i3. AC Rapid charging of up to 11kW takes less than three hours to recharge to 80% of full capacity, whereas DC Rapid charging at 50kW takes just 40 minutes.

Thanks to the mobility service ChargeNow and intuitive controls, tapping into this network is as easy as it gets. ChargeNow makes it easier and quicker to pinpoint stations and top up your BMW i3 en route. BMW i ConnectedDrive displays charging stations near you, not only on the car’s navigation screen, but also on your smartphone and the ChargeNow website.


Power consumption and CO2 emissions for the BMW i3:
Fuel consumption in l/100 km (combined): 0
CO2 emissions in g/km (combined): 0
Power consumption in kWh/100 km: 12.6

Power consumption and CO2 emissions for the BMW i3 with Range Extender:
CO2 emissions in g/km (combined): 12
Power consumption in kWh/100 km (combined): 11,3
Fuel consumption in l/100 km (combined): 0,6

The driving range depends on a variety of factors, especially: personal driving behaviour, selected route, weather conditions, usage of heating/cooling and preconditioning.

The figures for fuel consumption, CO2 emissions and power consumption depend on the wheel and tyre sizes selected. 
Figures are obtained in a standardised test cycle. They are intended for comparisons between vehicles and may not be representative of what a user achieves under usual driving conditions.

Further information about the official fuel consumption and the official specific CO2 emissions for new passenger cars can be obtained from the ‘The Passenger Car (Fuel Consumption and CO2 Emissions Information) Regulations’ (see