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...

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Tom Webster
25 Nov 2013 11:22 | Last updated: 14 Jun 2018 00:03

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