BMW i3s

Battery Electric Vehicle

£32,475Price from

27.2 kWhUseable Battery

100 miReal Range

270 Wh/miEfficiency

This electric vehicle is no longer for sale

A new model is available:
BMW i3s 120 AhBMW i3s 120 Ah
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Price from (last known) £32,475

Availability Out of production
Available from October 2017
Available until October 2018
Annual VED £0
Congestion Charge £0
Insurance Group 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.

Real Range between 70 - 160 mi

City - Cold Weather 105 mi
Highway - Cold Weather 70 mi
Combined - Cold Weather 85 mi
City - Mild Weather 160 mi
Highway - Mild Weather 90 mi
Combined - Mild Weather 120 mi
Indication of real-world range in several situations. Cold weather: 'worst-case' based on -10°C and use of heating. Mild weather: 'best-case' based on 23°C and no use of A/C. The actual range will depend on speed, style of driving, climate and route conditions.

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Performance

Acceleration 0 - 62 mph 6.9 sec
Top Speed 99 mph
Electric Range 100 mi
Total Power 135 kW (181 hp)
Total Torque 199 lb-ft
Drive Rear

Battery and Charging

Battery Capacity 33.2 kWh
Port Location Right Side - Rear
Charge Port Type 2
Charge Power † 11 kW AC
Charge Time (0->100 mi) † 3 hours
Charge Speed † 34 mph
Battery Useable 27.2 kWh
FC Port Location Right Side - Rear
Fastcharge Port CCS
Fastcharge Power (max) 49 kW DC
Fastcharge Time (10->80 mi) 26 min
Fastcharge Speed 160 mph
† This can only be achieved using a 3-phase grid connection. The majority of homes and charge points do not have this connection. In practice charge power will often be 7.4 kW, allowing for a charge time of 4h30m and a charge speed of 23 mph.

Energy Consumption

EVDB Real Range

Range 100 mi
Vehicle Consumption 270 Wh/mi
CO2 Emissions 0 g/mi
Vehicle Fuel Equivalent 149 mpg

NEDC Ratings

Range 174 mi
Rated Consumption 230 Wh/mi
Vehicle Consumption 155 Wh/mi
CO2 Emissions 0 g/mi
Rated Fuel Equivalent 176 mpg
Vehicle Fuel Equivalent 259 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.

Real Energy Consumption between 170 - 385 Wh/mi

City - Cold Weather 255 Wh/mi
Highway - Cold Weather 385 Wh/mi
Combined - Cold Weather 320 Wh/mi
City - Mild Weather 170 Wh/mi
Highway - Mild Weather 300 Wh/mi
Combined - Mild Weather 225 Wh/mi
Indication of real-world energy use in several situations. Cold weather: 'worst-case' based on -10°C and use of heating. Mild weather: 'best-case' based on 23°C and no use of A/C. The energy use will depend on speed, style of driving, climate and route conditions.

Dimensions and Weight

Length 4006 mm
Width 1791 mm
Height 1590 mm
Wheelbase 2570 mm
Weight Empty 1340 kg
Cargo Volume 260 L
Cargo Volume Max 1100 L
Towing Weight Unbraked 0 kg
Towing Weight Braked 0 kg
Roof Load 0 kg

Miscellaneous

Seats 4 people
Isofix No Data
Turning Circle 10.3 m
Car Body Hatchback
Segment Supermini
Roof Rails No
* = 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 i3s. 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 14 hours 7 mph
1-phase 16A (3.7 kW) 230V / 1x16A 3.7 kW 8h45m 12 mph
1-phase 32A (7.4 kW) 230V / 1x32A 7.4 kW 4h30m 23 mph
3-phase 16A (11 kW) 400V / 3x16A 11 kW 3 hours 34 mph
3-phase 32A (22 kW) 400V / 3x16A 11 kW † 3 hours 34 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 i3s.

  • 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) 49 kW † 46 kW † 26 min 160 mph
CCS (175 kW DC) 49 kW † 46 kW † 26 min 160 mph
CCS (350 kW DC) 49 kW † 46 kW † 26 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.

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All about the BMW i3s

No longer available

This electric vehicle is no longer in production and not available to buy new. The BMW i3s was available from October 2017 until October 2018. Financial data like price, leasing and company car tax were applicable to the final year of availability of the BMW i3s.

A new model of the BMW i3s (2017) is available: BMW i3s 120 Ah (2018).

Pricing

The BMW i3s had a Recommend Retail Price (RRP) of £36,245 and an On The Road Price (OTR) of £36,975. The OTR Price includes VAT, first year of VED, vehicle first registration fee, number plates and delivery. The BMW i3s was eligible for a Plug-In Car Grant (PICG) of £4,500. The OTR Price including the PICG for the BMW i3s is £32,475.

Drivetrain and Performance

The BMW i3s is a full electric vehicle (BEV). The maximum power of the BMW i3s is 135 kW (181 hp). The maximum torque is 199 lb-ft. The BMW i3s is rear wheel drive and can accelerate from 0 to 62 miles per hour in 6.9 seconds. The top speed is 99 mph.

Battery and Charging

The battery of the BMW i3s has a total capacity of 33.2 kWh. The usable capacity is 27.2 kWh. A range of about 100 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.

For example: sustaining high speeds in cold weather could result in a range of around 70 mi. However, driving at low speeds in mild weather will increase the range to around 160 mi.

Charging is done using a Type 2 connector and the on-board charger has a maximum power of 11 kW. This charges a fully depleted battery back to full in around 3 hours. However, a 3-phase grid connection is needed to achieve this. The majority of homes and charge points currently do not have this connection. In most cases the maximum charging power will be 7.4 kW, allowing for a charge time of 4 hours 30 minutes and a charge rate of 23 mph. Charging the car using a regular wall plug will take around 14 hours.

Rapid charging is possible through a CCS connection. The maximum rapid charge power is 49 kW. The battery can't be charged continuously at this power. In an average rapid charge session the average charge power will be around 46 kW. This charges the battery from 10% to 80% in around 30 minutes. A rapid charge like this will add about 70 miles of range.

Energy Consumption

The combined (motorway and city) energy consumption of the BMW i3s is about 270 Wh per mile. By comparison, this energy consumption is the equivalent of a fuel consumption of 149 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. For example: sustaining high speeds in cold weather could result in an energy use of around 385 Wh per mile. However, driving at low speeds in mild weather will increase the efficiency to about 170 Wh per mile.

CO2 Emission

The BMW i3s 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.

More information from BMW

The link below will open the page of the i3s on the official BMW site.

Go to the i3s on the official BMW website.