₹1 crore - ₹1.05 crore
*Ex-showroom price in Delhi
BMW i3 • Price, Variants & Specifications
As fuel energy faces a crisis and overall change in the global scenario demands fresh ideas in terms of personal mobility, BMW comes up with the zero emission model in the most premium package possible. It is the first of the BMW i models with series production facility. It is an answer to the sustainability question as BMW again provides the route to become visionary in terms of design, performance and concepts. The incorporation of CFRP or carbon-fibre-reinforced-plastic to provide the most lightweight feel in a car is a stroke of genius. But, it always values safety with exemplary use of interior space no matter what is the design. Hence, i3 is a pathfinder on its own.
BMW i3 Variants
BMW i3 Price and variants
While the price of BMW i3 is around 25 lakhs because of it being a unique model, it seems less affordable to the Indian customers. But, the car is surely a possession to keep as it is the first electric car from BMW in India. Also, there is only one hatchback model available as of now. Hence, there are no further variants of this car.
Expected Price View Rs. 25.0 Lakhs
The unique LifeDrive architecture incorporated by BMW gives the car a sense of freedom when design is considered. With dynamic design and distinctive proportions, it offers a solemn and compact car with an urban agility. With large glass surfaces, the CFRP body and the short overhangs, the i3 is destined to command respect among its peers. The classic black belt in the i models extend from the bonnet to the roof and till the rear of the models. Also, the side contours enjoy a stream flow. The U-shaped LED units for headlights and the kidney grille make up the classic front section of BMW. With two non-metallic and four metallic colours as paint options, the exterior is sure to stand tall with fine contrast and resplendent body.
The CFRP design has done away with the B-pillars and hence, enhances the sense of space inside BMW i3. With state-of-the-art feel of door trim and cockpit comes the fantastic seats of natural leather. The seats in fact combine lather with wool, wood and other environment-friendly raw materials either recycled or renewable. It is the mark of sustainability from BMW. Every seat comes with exceptionally slim backrests. The sitting position is raised slightly from the conventional design to offer a better view. The start/stop toggle and the gear selector share a control element that remains as a projection from the steering column. The control display and the instrument cluster have the usual free-standing form of display.
Features and specifications
Apart from the iDrive system, there are multiple features that reveal how fine a work of high-level technology is BMW i3. Hands-free telephone facility, air conditioning, rear-mounted sensors that can control parking distance, climate control of stationary nature are some of the advanced features. With onboard connectivity and Smartphone integration of the highest level, it offers the driver minimal disturbance while driving. Headlights with adaptive feature, electrically controlled glass roof, automated climate control are some of the finest features of BMW ConnectedDrive. Provision of both USB and Bluetooth are obvious. With an electric motor that has a 170 HP power rating, the engine allows smooth flow of power across its wheels through a single-speed transmission. The Li-ion storage cells in the underfloor section provide the energy and lower the centre of gravity, offering better stability. With a top speed of 150 Km/ hour, the car can run for a length of 130-160 KM when fully charged. A DC quick-charge enables the car to get fully charged in 50 minutes.