It started with a vision. A vision to completely reimagine the future of mobility and rethink what it means to drive an electric vehicle. And here we are—this vision is now a reality. Meet the all-electric BMW i3 and the plug-in hybrid BMW i8. It's time to forget everything you once thought about electric cars and imagine a world powered by performance, design, innovation, and efficiency. This is the world of BMW i.
INTRODUCING THE ELECTRIC SIDE OF BMW.
The future is now the present and we’re living it. You can experience 420 lb-ft of thrilling torque in the plug-in hybrid BMW i8 and launch from 0 to 60 mph in 4.2 seconds in one of the fastest BMWs off the line, the all-electric BMW i3. This is pure BMW performance coupled with BMW’s innovative eDrive technology.
Rethinking mobility from the ground up, BMW decided to use Carbon Fiber Reinforced Plastic (CFRP) to construct the foundation for both the BMW i3 and the BMW i8. This material is as strong as steel, but half the weight, allowing for incredibly responsive acceleration, impressive handling, and undeniable efficiency. The use of CFRP in mass-production vehicles is truly unprecedented and speaks to BMW’s pioneering attitude toward the future of mobility.
THE FRAMEWORK OF THE FUTURE.
BMW LifeDrive is a revolutionary architectural concept that was purpose-built for electric cars, designed specifically to reduce weight and increase range. Comprised of two separate units, the Life Module and the Drive Module form the framework for BMW i vehicles.
INNOVATION STARTS WITH i.
The process of building BMW i vehicles is just as important as the final result. That’s why the BMW i3 and BMW i8 are assembled in factories as smart as the vehicles themselves. In fact, the BMW i manufacturing facility in Leipzig, Germany is BMW’s most sustainable automotive plant, exclusively relying on renewable energy sources. And here in the USA, carbon fiber threads are manufactured at the Moses Lake, Washington, carbon fiber plant, which is completely powered by locally generated hydropower. Overall, the production of the BMW i3 uses 50% less energy and 70% less water.1
1 In comparison to the industry-leading BMW Standard.
Our promise of energy efficiency goes far beyond our manufacturing process. The very materials we use to make BMW i vehicles, like the open-pore eucalyptus wood in the BMW i3, are handpicked not only for their beauty, but for their commitment to certified sustainability.
LIVING ELECTRIC. WHEREVER YOU ARE.
With BMW’s 360° Electric Lifestyle Program offerings, you're able to drive with confidence from the first day you take ownership of your BMW eDrive vehicle. As a continually improving infrastructure, 360° Electric is designed to let you focus on the road ahead by meeting your needs in the essential areas of home charging, public charging, flexible mobility, and assistance services. This range of complimentary products and services seamlessly fits into your world, making it easier than ever to experience the thrill of driving electric.
Finally an EV that performs like a BMW. Because it is one.
The BMW i3 is available in two versions depending on your mobility needs. The purely electric BMW i3 gets up to 114 miles per charge2 while the BMW i3 with Range Extender gets up to 180 miles in total range.3 You may also qualify to receive up to $7,500 in tax credits.4
2 Based on EPA estimates
3 Based on EPA estimates.
4 Tax credits are complicated and subject to change without notice. While BMW of North America, LLC does its best to keep this information up-to-date, it cannot guarantee the current accuracy or your eligibility. We recommend consulting a tax professional to validate credit availability and eligibility.
5 MSRP excludes destination & handling fee of $950, tax, title, license, and registration. 2017 BMW i3 shown includes Mega World.
Turns heads. Changes minds.
With the plug-in hybrid BMW i8, you’ll experience the power of a TwinPower Turbo engine and the efficiency of an all-electric motor for an exhilarating driving experience that’s every bit BMW. This is no ordinary sports car.
7 MSRP excludes destination & handling fee of $950, tax, title, license, and registration. 2017 BMW i8 shown includes Mega World.