2017 BMW i3

An all-electric vehicle that delivers comfort and high speed. 

2017 BMW i3
  • Likes
  • Energy efficient
  • Fast acceleration
  • Dislikes
  • Hard braking

The 2017 BMW i3 is a true contender in pure electric transportation. This built-as-an-EV-from-the-ground up wonder may be on the pricey side, but it makes up for it in performance, comfort and technology. The driving range in the 2017 i3 has been extended to 114 miles (no match for the 200+ mile range of Chevy’s Bolt or the entire Tesla lineup), but it's perhaps the most fun-to-drive EV on the road today — this mini utility vehicle’s all-torque-all-the-time acceleration is lightning fast.

Other “ultimate driving machine” characteristics such as nimble steering and overall excellent handling make the i3 a winner for everyday driving. The ultra-hard regenerative braking can be off-putting at first, but on our road test in urban Hollywood, we rarely used the brake itself and quite enjoyed the right foot freedom. Inside, i3 also shines as this roomy eco interior is highly ergonomic and sports what looks almost to be a big screen TV atop the flat dashboard (installed with integrated app-based tech). Additionally, BMW’s i3 can be equipped with a 2.4-gallon petrol “range extender,” which makes this a solid car for solving range anxiety.

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Specs

Base Price: $43,395

  • 129-137 / 106-111 mpg
  • EPA
  • 7.0 sec
  • 0-60
  • 170 hp
  • Horsepower
  • 92 mph
  • Top Speed
  • Horsepower: 170 hp
  • Torque: 184 lb-ft
  • 0-60 mph: 7.0 sec
  • Top Speed: 92 mph
  • EPA City: 129-137 mpg
  • EPA Highway: 106-111 mpg
  • Seating Capacity: 4

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