BMW i3s 120 Ah

Battery Electric Vehicle

£34,165Price from

37.9 kWhUseable Battery

140 miReal Range

270 Wh/miEfficiency

Price from £34,165

Availability In production
Available from November 2018
Available until -

Lease (BCH) from £425 pcm

Annual VED £0
Congestion Charge £0
Insurance Group N/A
Price shown is On The Road Price: it includes VAT, first year VED, vehicle first registration fee, number plates and delivery. The price also includes the Plug-In Car Grant of £3500. Leasing indication is based on BCH calculation excluding VAT, 6+35 months duration, 10000 annual mileage and excluding maintenance. For comparison only, actual lease offers can differ significantly from the indication shown.

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Real Range between 100 - 220 mi

City - Cold Weather 140 mi
Highway - Cold Weather 100 mi
Combined - Cold Weather 120 mi
City - Mild Weather 220 mi
Highway - Mild Weather 125 mi
Combined - Mild Weather 165 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.

Performance

Acceleration 0 - 62 mph 6.9 sec
Top Speed 99 mph
Electric Range 140 mi
Total Power 135 kW (181 hp)
Total Torque 199 lb-ft
Drive Rear

Battery and Charging

Battery Capacity 42.2 kWh
Port Location Right Side - Rear
Charge Port Type 2
Charge Power † 11 kW AC
Charge Time (0->140 mi) † 4h15m
Charge Speed † 35 mph
Battery Useable 37.9 kWh
FC Port Location Right Side - Rear
Fastcharge Port CCS
Fastcharge Power 50 kW DC
Fastcharge Time (14->112 mi) 40 min
Fastcharge Speed 140 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 6h15m and a charge speed of 23 mph.

Energy Consumption

EVDB Real Range

Range 140 mi
Vehicle Consumption 270 Wh/mi
CO2 Emissions 0 g/mi
Vehicle Fuel Equivalent 149 mpg

NEDC Ratings

Range 214 mi
Rated Consumption 225 Wh/mi
Vehicle Consumption 175 Wh/mi
CO2 Emissions 0 g/mi
Rated Fuel Equivalent 180 mpg
Vehicle Fuel Equivalent 229 mpg

WLTP Ratings

Range 177 mi
Rated Consumption No Data
Vehicle Consumption 210 Wh/mi
CO2 Emissions 0 g/mi
Rated Fuel Equivalent No Data
Vehicle Fuel Equivalent 189 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 - 375 Wh/mi

City - Cold Weather 270 Wh/mi
Highway - Cold Weather 375 Wh/mi
Combined - Cold Weather 315 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

Weight Empty 1365 kg
Seats 4 people
Cargo Volume 260 L
Cargo Volume Max 1100 L
Length 4006 mm
Width 1791 mm
Height 1590 mm
Wheelbase 2570 mm

Company Car Tax Indication

BIK Tax Rate 13%
P11D Value from £37,610
Benefit in Kind (BIK) £4889.3
BIK @ 20% £81.49 pcm
BIK @ 40% £162.98 pcm
BIK @ 45% £183.35 pcm
* = 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 120 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 19h30m 7 mph
1-phase 16A (3.7 kW) 230V / 1x16A 3.7 kW 12h15m 12 mph
1-phase 32A (7.4 kW) 230V / 1x32A 7.4 kW 6h15m 23 mph
3-phase 16A (11 kW) 230V / 3x16A 11 kW 4h15m 35 mph
3-phase 32A (22 kW) 230V / 3x16A 11 kW † 4h15m 35 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 120 Ah.

  • Max. Power: maximum charging power the vehicle can use
  • Avg. Power: average charging power 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) 50 kW 45 kW † 40 min 140 mph
CCS (100 kW DC) 50 kW † 45 kW † 40 min 140 mph
CCS (175 kW DC) 50 kW † 45 kW † 40 min 140 mph

† = Limited by fastcharge capabilities of vehicle

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All about the BMW i3s 120 Ah

Pricing

The BMW i3s 120 Ah has an On The Road Price (OTR) of £37,665. The OTR Price includes VAT, first year of VED, vehicle first registration fee, number plates and delivery. The BMW i3s 120 Ah is eligible for the Plug-In Car Grant (PICG) of £3,500. The grant will be applied to the final invoice price of the car. The OTR Price including the PICG for the BMW i3s 120 Ah is £34,165.

Drivetrain and Performance

The BMW i3s 120 Ah is a full electric vehicle (BEV). The maximum power of the BMW i3s 120 Ah is 135 kW (181 hp). The maximum torque is 199 lb-ft. The BMW i3s 120 Ah 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 120 Ah has a total capacity of 42.2 kWh. The usable capacity is 37.9 kWh. A range of about 140 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 100 mi. However, driving at low speeds in mild weather will increase the range to around 220 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 4 hours 15 minutes. 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 6 hours 15 minutes and a charge rate of 23 mph. Charging the car using a regular wall plug will take around 19 hours 30 minutes.

Rapid charging is possible through a CCS connection. The maximum rapid charge power is 50 kW. The battery can't be charged continuously at this power. In an average rapid charge session the average charge power will be around 45 kW. This charges the battery from 10% to 80% in around 40 minutes. A rapid charge like this will add about 95 miles of range.

Energy Consumption

The combined (motorway and city) energy consumption of the BMW i3s 120 Ah 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 375 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 120 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.

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.

Preceding model

The model shown on this page is the successor of the BMW i3s, which was available from October 2017 until October 2018. The previous model was £690 less expensive, had 40 mi less range, same acceleration and was similar in energy consumption.

Preceding model BMW i3s