BMW i3 60Ah Range Extender


The BMW i3 is a revolutionary carbon-fibre car with fantastic performance and a genius layout. This model has a great selection of optional extra specification. See the full description below for full details.


The BMW i3

The i3 was a revolutionary new design from BMW in 2013. As the first mass production car constructed largely from carbon-fibre; BMW decided to completely change the way we look at a modern small-vehicle. This move to a lighter, stronger material enabled BMW to offer fantastic performance and efficiency whilst offering a brilliant cabin design that famously has no central B pillars. The i3 represents a great used electric car purchase as it showcases all of the benefits an electric car can offer.

The Range Extender

This model of BMW i3 comes with a range extended (REX for short) back up motor allowing the driver to continue past the range of the battery. This petrol powered engine is a 647cc, two cylindered that is designed and intended as an emergency backup to extend the range to the next recharging location. The petrol tank has a capacity of 7.2 litres which adds an approximate 60 miles onto its range.

Driving and Performance

Driving the BMW i3 60Ah in the full electric mode has a maximum power of 125kW or 168hp. The BMW i3 60Ah is rear wheel drive and can accelerate from 0 to 62mph in 7.2 seconds, the top speed is 93mph.

Range and Charging

The battery in a 60aH BMW i3 has a total capacity of 21.6kWh, of this 18.8kWh is usable. The miles achieved on a fully charged battery is approximately 80 miles however the the range will depend on several factors that include climate, terrain, use of air-conditioning systems and driving style.

Charging on a BMW i3 is done by using a Type 2 connector, the maximum speed using this is 7.4kW. This means that using a 7kW home charging point it will charge to 100% in under 4 hours.

Rapid charging is also possible on this car through the CCS connection. This was an optional extra thank allot the car to be charged from 10% – 80% in only 25 minutes using a fast charger. The CCS charger can accept a maximum charge power of 47kW however the average speed will be around 40kW.

Specification and Features

This BMW i3 benefits from many manufacturers optional extras, these include:

  • BMW Diamond cut 429 wheels
  • Harmon Kardon Premium audio
  • Keyless Starts
  • Heated Seats
  • Rapid CCS charging upgrade
  • Pro-Navigation

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