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BMW i3
2020 BMW i3
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$44,450
Starting Price (MSRP)
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Mini Cooper Hardtop Electric
2021 Mini Cooper Hardtop Electric
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$29,900
Starting Price (MSRP)
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Overview

Engine
Electric
Engine
Electric
Transmission
Single Speed Automatic
Transmission
Single Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
Rear-Wheel Drive
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Fuel Economy
City: 124 MPG
Hwy: 102 MPG
Fuel Economy
City: 115 MPG
Hwy: 100 MPG
Seating Capacity
4 seater
Seating Capacity
4 seater
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down
36.9 ft³
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down
25.8 ft³

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Performance Specs

Engine and Transmission

Engine
Electric
Electric
Horsepower
170 hp @ 4800 rpm
181 hp @ 7000 rpm
Torque
184 lb-ft
199 lb-ft @ 100 rpm
Transmission
Single Speed Automatic
Single Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
Rear-Wheel Drive
Front-Wheel Drive

Steering

Steering Type
Rack-Pinion
Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter
32.4 ft
35.4 ft

Wheels

Wheels Type
Aluminum Wheels
Aluminum Wheels
Front Wheel Size
19" x 5"
16" x 6.5"
Rear Wheel Size
19" x 5.5"
16" x 6.5"

Suspension

Front Suspension
Strut
Strut
Rear Suspension
Multi-Link
Multi-Link

Tires

Front Tire
P155/70R19
P195/55WR16
Rear Tire
P175/60R19
P195/55WR16

Fuel and MPG

Fuel Economy

Combined
113 MPG
108 MPG
City
124 MPG
115 MPG
Highway
102 MPG
100 MPG

Dimensions and Measurement

Exterior Dimensions

Length
158.3 in
151.4 in
Height
62.9 in
56.4 in
Max Width
69.9 in
68 in
Front Width
61.9 in
58.5 in
Rear Width
62 in
58.5 in
Wheelbase
101.2 in
98.2 in

Interior Space

Seating Capacity
4 seater
4 seater
Front Seat Leg Room
40.5 in
41.4 in
Front Seat Headroom
39.6 in
40.3 in
Front Seat Shoulder Room
53.6 in
50.6 in
Rear Seat Leg Room
31.9 in
30.8 in
Rear Seat Headroom
37.2 in
36.9 in
Rear Seat Shoulder Room
49.2 in
47.8 in

Weight and Towing

Curb Weight
2,972 lbs
3,153 lbs

Cargo Space

Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up
15.1 ft³
7.5 ft³
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down
36.9 ft³
25.8 ft³

Colors and Materials

Standard Exterior Colors

  • Capparis White w/BMW i Frozen Blue Accent
  • Jucaro Beige Metallic w/Frozen Gray Accent
  • British Racing Green IV Metallic
  • Chili Red
  • Midnight Black Metallic
  • MINI Yours Enigmatic Black Metallic
  • Moonwalk Grey Metallic
  • White Silver Metallic

Optional Exterior Colors

  • Fluid Black w/BMW i Frozen Blue Accent
  • Imperial Blue Metallic w/Frozen Gray Accent
  • Melbourne Red Metallic w/Frozen Gray Accent
  • Mineral Gray Metallic w/BMW i Frozen Blue Accent
N/A

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
  • Carbon Black, SensaTec Leatherette Upholstery
  • Light Grey/Black Pearl, Cloth/Leatherette Upholstery
  • Satellite Grey, Chesterfield Leather Upholstery

Optional Interior Materials

N/A
  • Carbon Black, Cross Punch Leather Upholstery
  • Carbon Black, MINI Yours Leather Lounge Upholstery

Features and Options

Infotainment

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

Interior Trim

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

Comfort

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

Safety

Safety Features

Back-Up Camera
Standard
Standard
Rear Parking Aid
Standard
Not Available
ABS
Standard
Standard
Tire Pressure Monitor
Standard
Standard
Brake Assist
Standard
Standard
Stability Control
Standard
Standard
Traction Control
Standard
Standard

Airbags

Driver Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Front Head Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Front Side Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Knee Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Passenger Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Rear Head Air Bag
Standard
Standard

Warranty

Warranty Summary

Basic
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
Corrosion
12 Years / Unlimited Miles
12 Years / Unlimited Miles
Drivetrain
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
Maintenance
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
Roadside Assistance
4 Years / Unlimited Miles
4 Years / Unlimited Miles