BMW i3 video road test

* BMW's i3 is available as a pure electric or range extender * On sale now; pricing starts at £25,680 after Government grant * Watch our full video road test...

BMW i3 video road test

The BMW i3 is the company's first foray into the world of mainstream electric motoring, and is available in either pure electric or range-extender formats.

In both cases it is powered by a 168bhp electric motor, which takes it from 0-62mph in just over seven seconds. The range extender version also comes with a small, two-cylinder petrol engine and a nine-litre fuel tank that promises to double the distance the car can go without charging or refuelling.

The pure electric version costs from £25,680 (once you have factored in the £5000 Government electric vehicle grant) and the range extender starts at £28,820.

Watch our full video verdict on the BMW i3, and read the full first drive here.

By Tom Webster