THE STORY OF BMW i

eDRIVE & EFFICIENT DYNAMICS


The BMW i3 uses BMW eDrive — the rear-wheel drive powertrain previously found on the BMW ActiveE. As an extension of BMW EfficientDynamics, the eDrive system features an all-electric motor that provides incredible torque, even from a standstill. This lowers overall emissions while increasing performance and, of course, exhilaration.

Three key features deliver an unequalled eDrive experience: the torque of an extremely agile electric motor that's available from, virtually, a standing start, and uninterrupted acceleration that's maintained up to the maximum speed.

Innovative technology also combines the ultra-powerful, high-voltage battery with a cooling system that keeps the battery at an ideal operating temperature, while boosting its performance and lifetime. The intelligent energy management system then coordinates optimal interaction between the electric motor and the high-voltage battery, with the goal of maximizing performance with minimum consumption. Regenerative braking, mediated by one-pedal driving, also extends the car's range.

Together with the ECO PRO modes, the push of a button is all it takes to gear these systems towards maximum efficiency, which utilizes energy reserves intelligently.
 
 
 
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