BMW i3 Electric Car 127kW with Range Extender Auto

  • Used model
  • Including OLEV grant (Category 1)
  • Plug-in Petrol Hybrid, Supermini
  • 647cc (0.7 litre), Automatic, 5 door
13 g/km
471 mpg equiv
NGC Rating

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BMW i3 review

NGC verdict 27.03.2015

BMW has certainly thought outside the box designing the i3 and the result is a desirable city car that’s a little bit special. The all-electric i3 handles well around town and is packed full of technology, all in a boldly styled, almost futuristic package. However, all this comes at a price with the i3 starting at £25,980 (including plug-in-car grant).

The lack of a fifth seat in the rear might put some people off and while the carriage doors look good, they’re somewhat impractical for day-to-day use. That said, if you’re looking for something a little bit different and futuristic, packed full of technology and from a well-known manufacturer the i3 could be for you.

Review by Peter Thomas

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Official MPG
471 mpg
0.6 litres/100km
Official test
Fuel only
56 mpg
5 litres/100km
Official test
Fuel only
43 Real mpg
6.6 litres/100km


Official CO2
13 g/km
Tailpipe only
Euro Std
0 euro
NOx:1 mg/km
PM:0 mg/km
NGC Ratings
0 least polluting


First Year
£0 17/18
Band A
12 Month Rate
£0 17/18
Band A
12 Month Rate
BIK rate
9% 17/18
13% (18/19)
16% (19/)

BMW i3 Electric Car 127kW with Range Extender Auto key information

  • Practicality
    5 door, 4 seats
  • Motor Power
    647cc + 125 kW (elec)
  • Transmission
  • Engine Power
    170 HP / 172 PS
  • Acceleration 0-60
    7.9 seconds
  • Top Speed
    93 mph / 150 kph
  • NCAP Safety Rating
  • Congestion Charge
    100% Discount ULED
  • Vehicle Inlets
    CCS, Type 2
  • Eligible for OLEV grant
  • Official EV driving range
    106 miles
  • Rapid charging option
    Yes [DC]

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