BMW i3 60 Ah

Battery Electric Vehicle

£27,850Price from

18.8 kWhUseable Battery

80 miReal Range

235 Wh/miEfficiency

This electric vehicle is no longer for sale

A new model is available:
BMW i3 94 AhBMW i3 94 Ah
or
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Price from (last known) £27,850

Availability Out of production
Available from September 2013
Available until February 2017
Annual VED £0
Congestion Charge £0
Insurance Group 21-29
Price shown is the last known On The Road price: it includes VAT, first year VED, vehicle first registration fee, number plates and delivery.
The price also includes the applicable Plug-In Car Grant of £4500 at the time the vehicle was last available.

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Performance

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
Drive Rear

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

Energy Consumption

EVDB Real Range

Range 80 mi
Vehicle Consumption 235 Wh/mi
CO2 Emissions 0 g/mi
Vehicle Fuel Equivalent 172 mpg

NEDC Ratings

Range 118 mi
Rated Consumption No Data
Vehicle Consumption 155 Wh/mi
CO2 Emissions 0 g/mi
Rated Fuel Equivalent No Data
Vehicle Fuel Equivalent 254 mpg
Rated = official figures as published by manufacturer. Rated consumption and fuel equivalency figures include charging losses.
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

Length 3999 mm
Width 1775 mm
Height 1578 mm
Wheelbase No Data
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

Miscellaneous

Seats 4 people
Isofix No Data
Turning Circle No Data
Car Body Hatchback
Segment Supermini
Roof Rails No Data
* = estimated value. Average energy consumption and range based on moderate drive style and climate. Real-life values may differ significantly. Pricing information might not be actual for some regions. No rights can be derived from the information on this site.

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Range comparision based on electric range only. Rapid charging comparison based on rapid charge rate. Comparisons can be based on estimates.

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
Charge Curve

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

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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).

Pricing

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.

Energy Consumption

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.

CO2 Emission

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.