What should I look for in a used BMW i3 hatchback?
The i3 will mostly have been used in urban areas, so check that futuristic bodywork for any scuffs caused by taking multi-storey car parks with excessive zeal. It’s worth checking the interior for wear and tear and also the wheels for any signs of contact with kerbs. Also make sure the rear-hinged doors work as they should.
What are the most common problems with a used BMW i3 hatchback?
It’s still, of course, a comparatively rare and new car, so there are so far no reported horror stories that relate to one particular area causing concern. In theory, the i3 has fewer moving parts than a conventionally engined car, even if there is the added complexity of the battery pack and electric motor to consider. As mentioned, that battery is covered by an eight-year, 100,000-mile warranty from new.
Is a used BMW i3 hatchback reliable?
According to our most recent reliability survey, the answer’s yes. The i3 scored 88%, an excellent figure, and one of the best in its class. BMW as a brand finished 17th out of 32 manufacturers, a middling result but a better one than the firm has seen in recent years.