Since it hit the market in 2014, the BMW i3 has established itself as the smart choice for the smart driver. To better ensure that its first fully-electric car lives up to the brand’s reputation for innovation, BMW has consistently made strides to improve the i3 year after year. The culmination of this effort sees the 2019 BMW i3 nearly double its original range, making it an even more sound choice for drivers who want to lessen their impact on the world without compromising the dynamics that underscore the legacy of the Ultimate Driving Machine®.
The new 2019 BMW i3 utilizes higher capacity 120 Ah battery cells, leading to a gross energy content of 42.2 kilowatt hours. The new 120 Ah battery provides a more than 25 percent improvement over the 2018 BMW i3’s 94 Ah and it doubles the original BMW i3’s capacity of 60 Ah. The increased battery capacity allows the 2019 BMW i3 in effect to nearly double the range of the original i3 — climbing from 81 miles in 2014 to 153 miles today. Range will also be further improved with the BMW i3’s available range extender.
Powered by a 170-horsepower electric motor, the 2019 BMW i3 delivers power and driving dynamics typical of a BMW. Capable of achieving a 0-60 mph spring in just 7.2 seconds, the new i3 is a balanced performer that’s every bit as capable of handling long highway trips as it is the daily commute.
There is no shortage of style with the BMW i3, which boasts tasteful changes for 2019 including a new exterior color option: Jucaro Beige Metallic with Frozen Grey accents. On the inside, the Mega World package offers Electronic Brown Trim and Mega Carum Spice Grey SensaTec upholstery with Brown Cloth highlights. The lineup-topping Tetra World packages sees higher-quality Tera Dark Truffle Vernasca Leather that delivers a sense of opulence without foregoing sustainability.
With greatly improved range, the 2019 BMW i3 is an ideal vehicle for those with a wide variety of driving needs. If you navigate the urban jungle during the workweek and long for the open road on the weekend, the BMW i3 gets you where you need to go and looks good doing it.
This article is presented by New Century BMW in Alhambra, California.