Aug 30, 2017 · 2017 BMW i3Josh Max That’s why it was a pleasure to “fill the tank” of our test BMW i3 every night for a week at the fast charging station two …
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And as we reported earlier and BMW now confirms, its funky i3 will come with a more potent lithium-ion battery for 2017, upping possible range from 81 miles to an estimated 114 miles. The i3’s new battery features cells with higher energy density, yielding a 33.0-kWh capacity, with the same external pack dimensions as the 22.0-kWh version.
Inside the 2017 BMW i3 This summer my local dealer called me to come over and configure one of the first 2017s BEV allocation with a 33kWh battery pack and I jumped on the opportunity. Few months later (end of August to be exact) the car arrived in Atlanta and after transferring driver’s profiles I was able to enjoy what seemed to be the exact …
The 2017 BMW i3 is efficient for an electric vehicle, requiring an EPA-estimated 27 kWh to cover every 100 miles. That compares favorably even with the electric car superstar, the Tesla Model s, which requires 34-38 kWh per 100 miles. Charging the i3 takes 4.5 hours with a Level 2 charger, but with the built-in 50 kW DC fast charger compatibility, the i3 …
That’s all present in the 2017 BMW i3, but now it has a bigger battery for improved all-electric range. If you’re looking for a premium yet practical EV, the i3 is your car.
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So for 2017, the BMW i3 is available with more mileage. That available with phrase means it’s an option costing $1200. A new lithium iron battery with 33 kilowatt hours yields 114 all-electric miles, a lot more than the 81 miles from the i3 with the standard 22-kilowatt-hour battery.
2017 BMW i3 Engine Specs. Inspiration for the 2017 BMW i3 is offered by the 125 kW electric motor fed by a 22 kWh lithium-ion battery pack. Regardless of whether you opt for the i3 REX or the regular i3, the power output stands at 170 horsepower and 184 lbs. ft. of torque, which is ultimately forwarded to the aft wheels.
The sleek, futuristic BMW i8 Coupe – and the first-ever i8 Roadster – turn the tables on conventional plug-in hybrid design while delivering a massive 420 lb-ft of torque. And the incredibly efficient BMW i3 and i3s are among the fastest BMWs off the line, thanks to the instant, smooth, and quiet acceleration of an all-electric engine.
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