BMW i3 125kW 42kWh 5dr Auto [Suite Interior World] Review

Category: Electric car

Section: Version review

Fuel type:
electric
Gearbox:
auto
Doors:
5 doors
Available colours:
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RRP £38,025What Car? Target Price£36,355
Review

The appeal of the i3 is obvious: it's a BMW, for starters, and it looks funky and different, has a posh interior and a cracking infotainment system. The absence of similarly priced rivals from other premium brands only strengthen its case. However, there's no escaping the fact that similarly priced mainstream rivals, such as the Kia e-Niro, offer similar performance and much longer ranges between charges. Practicality is another serious weakness of the i3, all of which means that, objectively, there are better electric cars available for the money.

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The i3 comes was plenty of standard kit, including sat-nav, heated front seats, LED headlights, rear parking sensors, climate control, a DAB radio, automatic lights and rain-sensing wipers. You'll probably still want to add a few options, though.

The regular i3 has a healthy 168bhp, which is enough to whisk you up to 62mph in 7.3sec – so it's a doddle to keep up with fast-moving traffic.


Key information

Doors5
Seats4
0-62 MPH4.5 seconds
Fuel TypeElectric
GearboxAUTO
Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

260

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

0

g/km

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