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2021 BMW i3
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Overview

Engine
39.5L Electric
Engine
Electric
Engine
Electric
Transmission
Single Speed Automatic
Transmission
Single Speed Automatic
Transmission
Single Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
Rear-Wheel Drive
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Drivetrain
All-Wheel Drive
Fuel Economy
N/A
Fuel Economy
City: 127 MPGE
Hwy: 108 MPGE
Fuel Economy
City: 114 MPGE
Hwy: 106 MPGE
Fuel Tank Capacity
2.3 gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity
N/A
Fuel Tank Capacity
N/A
Seating Capacity
4 seater
Seating Capacity
5 seater
Seating Capacity
5 seater
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down
36.9 ft³
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down
57 ft³
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down
58.1 ft³

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Performance Specs

Engine and Transmission

Engine
39.5L Electric
Electric
Electric
Horsepower
170 hp @ 4800 rpm
200 hp
N/A
Torque
184 lb-ft
266 lb-ft
N/A
Transmission
Single Speed Automatic
Single Speed Automatic
Single Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
Rear-Wheel Drive
Front-Wheel Drive
All-Wheel Drive

Weight and Towing

Curb Weight
3,276 lbs
3,589 lbs
4,941 lbs

Fuel and MPG

Fuel Economy

Combined
100 MPGE
118 MPGE
110 MPGE
City
N/A
127 MPGE
114 MPGE
Highway
N/A
108 MPGE
106 MPGE

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity
2.3 gallons
N/A
N/A

Dimensions and Measurement

Exterior Dimensions

Length
158.3 in
163.2 in
196 in
Height
62.9 in
63.4 in
56.9 in
Max Width
69.9 in
69.5 in
77.3 in
Front Width
61.9 in
59.1 in
65.4 in
Rear Width
61.3 in
59.1 in
66.9 in
Wheelbase
101.2 in
102.4 in
116.5 in
Ground Clearance
N/A
5.35 in
4.6 in

Interior Space

Seating Capacity
4 seater
5 seater
5 seater
Front Seat Leg Room
40.5 in
44.3 in
42.7 in
Front Seat Headroom
39.6 in
40.1 in
38.8 in
Front Seat Shoulder Room
53.6 in
54.6 in
57.7 in
Front Seat Hip Room
N/A
51.3 in
55 in
Rear Seat Leg Room
31.9 in
35.6 in
35.4 in
Rear Seat Headroom
37.2 in
37.87 in
35.3 in
Rear Seat Shoulder Room
49.2 in
52.76 in
55 in
Rear Seat Hip Room
N/A
50.63 in
54.7 in

Cargo Space

Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up
15.1 ft³
16.6 ft³
26.3 ft³
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down
36.9 ft³
57 ft³
58.1 ft³

Wheels and Suspension

Steering

Steering Type
Rack-Pinion
Column-Mounted Electric Pwr
Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter
32.4 ft
N/A
38.8 ft
Turning Diameter Wall to Wall
N/A
34.8 ft
N/A

Wheels

Wheels Type
Aluminum Wheels
Aluminum Wheels
Aluminum Wheels
Front Wheel Size
19" x 5"
17" x TBD
19" x 8"
Rear Wheel Size
19" x 5.5"
17" x TBD
19" x 8"

Suspension

Front Suspension
Strut
MacPherson Strut
Double Wishbone
Rear Suspension
Multi-Link
Compound Crank (Torsion Beam)
Multi-Link

Tires

Front Tire
P155/70R19
P215/50R17
P245/45WR19
Rear Tire
P175/60R19
P215/50R17
P245/45WR19

Colors and Materials

Standard Exterior Colors

Capparis White w/BMW i Frozen Blue Accent
N/A
Pearl White Multi-Coat

Optional Exterior Colors

  • Cashmere Silver Metallic w/Highlight BMW i Blue
  • Fluid Black w/BMW i Frozen Blue Accent
  • Galvanic Gold Metallic w/Frozen Grey Met Highlight
  • Imperial Blue Metallic w/Frozen Gray Accent
  • Mineral Gray Metallic w/BMW i Frozen Blue Accent
N/A
  • Deep Blue Metallic
  • Midnight Silver Metallic
  • Solid Black
  • Red Multi-Coat

Standard Interior Materials

  • Deka Dark, Cloth Upholstery
  • Giga Brown/Carum Spice, Natural Leather/Wool Cloth Upholstery
  • Mega Carum Spice Gray, Sensatec/Cloth Upholstery
  • Tera Dark Truffle, Vernasca Leather Upholstery
  • Jet Black, Cloth seat trim
  • Black, Premium Seat Trim
  • Black/White, Premium Seat Trim
  • Cream, Premium Seat Trim

Features and Options

Infotainment

Bluetooth Connection
Standard
Standard
Standard
Hard Disk Drive Media Storage
Optional
Not Available
Standard
Premium Sound System
Optional
Not Available
Standard
Satellite Radio
Standard
Standard
Standard
Smart Device Integration
Standard
Standard
Standard
WiFi Hotspot
Optional
Standard
Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input
Standard
Standard
Standard
MP3 Player
Standard
Not Available
Standard

Interior Trim

Bucket Seats
Standard
Not Available
Standard
Cloth Seats
Standard
Standard
Standard
Leather Seats
Standard
Standard
Standard
Leather Steering Wheel
Standard
Optional
Standard
Premium Synthetic Seats
Standard
Standard
Standard
Vinyl Seats
Standard
Standard
Standard
Woodgrain Interior Trim
Standard
Not Available
Standard
Sun/Moonroof
Optional
Not Available
Standard

Comfort

Navigation System
Standard
Not Available
Standard
Steering Wheel Audio Controls
Standard
Standard
Standard
Power Liftgate
Not Available
Standard
Standard
Power Mirror(s)
Standard
Standard
Standard
A/C
Standard
Standard
Standard
Adaptive Cruise Control
Optional
Not Available
Standard
Automatic Parking
Optional
Not Available
Optional
Climate Control
Standard
Standard
Standard
Cruise Control
Standard
Standard
Standard
Heated Front Seat(s)
Standard
Optional
Standard
Heated Rear Seat(s)
Not Available
Not Available
Standard
Heated Steering Wheel
Not Available
Optional
Standard
Keyless Entry
Standard
Standard
Standard
Multi-Zone A/C
Not Available
Not Available
Standard
Power Driver Seat
Not Available
Optional
Standard
Power Passenger Seat
Not Available
Not Available
Standard
Remote Engine Start
Not Available
Standard
Not Available
Remote Trunk Release
Standard
Standard
Standard
Seat Memory
Not Available
Not Available
Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener
Optional
Not Available
Standard
Keyless Start
Standard
Standard
Standard
Telematics
Standard
Standard
Not Available

Safety

Safety Features

Back-Up Camera
Standard
Standard
Standard
Cross-Traffic Alert
Not Available
Optional
Standard
Rear Parking Aid
Standard
Optional
Standard
Blind Spot Monitor
Not Available
Optional
Standard
Lane Departure Warning
Not Available
Standard
Standard
Lane Keeping Assist
Not Available
Standard
Standard
ABS
Standard
Standard
Standard
Tire Pressure Monitor
Standard
Standard
Standard
Brake Assist
Standard
Not Available
Standard
Stability Control
Standard
Standard
Standard
Traction Control
Standard
Standard
Standard

Airbags

Driver Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Standard
Front Head Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Standard
Front Side Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Standard
Knee Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Standard
Passenger Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Standard
Rear Head Air Bag
Standard
Not Available
Standard

Warranty

Warranty Summary

Basic
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
Corrosion
12 Years / Unlimited Miles
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
12 Years / Unlimited Miles
Drivetrain
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
5 Years / 60,000 Miles
8 Years / Unlimited Miles
Maintenance
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
N/A
N/A
Roadside Assistance
4 Years / Unlimited Miles
5 Years / 60,000 Miles
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
Drivetrain Note
N/A
Qualified Fleet Purchases: 5 Years/100,000 Miles
N/A
Hybrid/Electric Components
N/A
8 Years / 100,000 Miles
N/A
Maintenance Note
N/A
1 Year/1 Visit
N/A
Roadside Assistance Note
N/A
Qualified Fleet Purchases: 5 Years/100,000 Miles
N/A
Rust-Through
N/A
6 Years / 100,000 Miles
N/A
Warranty Note
N/A
Preliminary 2022 Warranty
N/A