18.8 kWhUseable Battery
80 miReal Range
This electric vehicle is no longer for saleA new model is available:
check out the full archive here
Price from (last known) £27,850
|Availability||Out of production|
|Available from||September 2013|
|Available until||February 2017|
The price also includes the applicable Plug-In Car Grant of £4500 at the time the vehicle was last available.
|Acceleration 0 - 62 mph||7.2 sec|
|Top Speed||93 mph|
|Electric Range||80 mi|
|Total Power||125 kW (168 hp)|
|Total Torque||184 lb-ft|
Battery and Charging
|Battery Capacity||21.6 kWh|
|Port Location||Right Side - Rear|
|Charge Port||Type 2|
|Charge Power||7.4 kW AC|
|Charge Time (0->80 mi)||3 hours|
|Charge Speed||27 mph|
|Battery Useable||18.8 kWh|
|FC Port Location||Right Side - Rear|
|Fastcharge Port||CCS (Option)|
|Fastcharge Power (max)||47 kW DC|
|Fastcharge Time (8->64 mi)||20 min|
|Fastcharge Speed||160 mph|
EVDB Real Range
|Vehicle Consumption||235 Wh/mi|
|CO2 Emissions||0 g/mi|
|Vehicle Fuel Equivalent||172 mpg|
|Rated Consumption||No Data|
|Vehicle Consumption||155 Wh/mi|
|CO2 Emissions||0 g/mi|
|Rated Fuel Equivalent||No Data|
|Vehicle Fuel Equivalent||254 mpg|
Vehicle = calculated battery energy consumption used by the vehicle for propulsion and on-board systems.
NOTE: The fuel equivalency figures are shown in IMPERIAL MPG. Figures in US MPG will differ significantly.
Dimensions and Weight
|Weight Empty||1205 kg|
|Cargo Volume||260 L|
|Cargo Volume Max||1100 L|
|Towing Weight Unbraked||No Data|
|Towing Weight Braked||No Data|
|Roof Load||No Data|
|Turning Circle||No Data|
|Roof Rails||No Data|
Similar electric vehicles
Home and Destination Charging (0 -> 100%)
Charging is possible by using a regular wall plug or a charging station. Public charging is always done through a charging station. How fast the EV can charge depends on the charging station (EVSE) used and the maximum charging capacity of the EV. The table below shows all possible options for charging the BMW i3 60 Ah. Each option shows how fast the battery can be charged from empty to full.
|Type 2 (Mennekes - IEC 62196)|
|Charging Point||Max. Power||Power||Time||Rate|
|Wall Plug (2.3 kW)||230V / 1x10A||2.3 kW||9h45m||8 mph|
|1-phase 16A (3.7 kW)||230V / 1x16A||3.7 kW||6 hours||13 mph|
|1-phase 32A (7.4 kW)||230V / 1x32A||7.4 kW||3 hours||27 mph|
|3-phase 16A (11 kW)||230V / 1x16A||3.7 kW †||6 hours||13 mph|
|3-phase 32A (22 kW)||230V / 1x32A||7.4 kW †||3 hours||27 mph|
† = Limited by on-board charger, vehicle cannot charge faster.
Rapid Charging (10 -> 80%)
Rapid charging enables longer journeys by adding as much range as possible in the shortest amount of time. Charging power will decrease significantly after 80% state-of-charge has been reached. A typical rapid charge therefore rarely exceeds 80% SoC. The rapid charge rate of an EV depends on the charger used and the maximum charging power the EV can handle. The table below shows all details for rapid charging the BMW i3 60 Ah.
- Max. Power: maximum power provided by charge point
- Avg. Power: average power provided by charge point over a session from 10% to 80%
- Time: time needed to charge from 10% to 80%
- Rate: average charging speed over a session from 10% to 80%
|Combined Charging System (CCS Combo 2) *|
|Charging Point||Max. Power||Avg. Power||Time||Rate|
|CCS (50 kW DC)||47 kW †||41 kW †||20 min||160 mph|
|CCS (175 kW DC)||47 kW †||41 kW †||20 min||160 mph|
|CCS (350 kW DC)||47 kW †||41 kW †||20 min||160 mph|
Data made available by Fastned
† = Limited by charging capabilities of vehicle
Actual charging rates may differ from data shown due to factors like outside temperature, state of the battery and driving style.
* = Available as an option
All about the BMW i3 60 Ah
No longer available
This electric vehicle is no longer in production and not available to buy new. The BMW i3 60 Ah was available from September 2013 until February 2017. Financial data like price, leasing and company car tax were applicable to the final year of availability of the BMW i3 60 Ah.
A new model of the BMW i3 60 Ah (2013) is available: BMW i3 94 Ah (2016).
The BMW i3 60 Ah had an On The Road Price (OTR) of £32,350. The OTR Price includes VAT, first year of VED, vehicle first registration fee, number plates and delivery. The BMW i3 60 Ah was eligible for a Plug-In Car Grant (PICG) of £4,500. The OTR Price including the PICG for the BMW i3 60 Ah is £27,850.
Drivetrain and Performance
The BMW i3 60 Ah is a full electric vehicle (BEV). The maximum power of the BMW i3 60 Ah is 125 kW (168 hp). The maximum torque is 184 lb-ft. The BMW i3 60 Ah is rear wheel drive and can accelerate from 0 to 62 miles per hour in 7.2 seconds. The top speed is 93 mph.
Battery and Charging
The battery of the BMW i3 60 Ah has a total capacity of 21.6 kWh. The usable capacity is 18.8 kWh. A range of about 80 miles is achievable on a fully charged battery. The actual range will however depend on several factors including climate, terrain, use of climate control systems and driving style.
Charging is done using a Type 2 connector and the on-board charger has a maximum power of 7.4 kW. This charges a fully depleted battery back to full in around 3 hours. Charging the car using a regular wall plug will take around 9 hours 45 minutes.
Rapid charging is available as an option and is possible through a CCS connection. The maximum rapid charge power is 47 kW. The battery can't be charged continuously at this power. In an average rapid charge session the average charge power will be around 41 kW. This charges the battery from 10% to 80% in around 25 minutes. A rapid charge like this will add about 55 miles of range.
The combined (motorway and city) energy consumption of the BMW i3 60 Ah is about 235 Wh per mile. By comparison, this energy consumption is the equivalent of a fuel consumption of 172 mpg in a traditional petrol car.
The actual energy consumption will depend on several factors including climate, terrain, use of climate control systems and driving style.
The BMW i3 60 Ah emits no CO2 during driving. This only includes direct emissions from the vehicle itself. The energy needed to charge the battery might have been (partly) generated by the use of fossil fuels. Vehicles with an internal combustion engine will always emit CO2 during driving. Additionally, CO2 is emitted during the production and transport of fossil fuels.