27.2 kWhUseable Battery
100 miReal Range
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Price from (last known) £32,475
|Availability||Out of production|
|Available from||October 2017|
|Available until||October 2018|
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|
|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|
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 Power (max)||49 kW DC|
|Fastcharge Time (10->80 mi)||26 min|
|Fastcharge Speed||160 mph|
EVDB Real Range
|Vehicle Consumption||270 Wh/mi|
|CO2 Emissions||0 g/mi|
|Vehicle Fuel Equivalent||149 mpg|
|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|
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|
Dimensions and Weight
|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|
|Turning Circle||10.3 m|
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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|
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.