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Key specs of the base trim
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- Ride comfort
- Driving range
- Cabin space
- Urban-friendly dimensions, turning circle
- Low-grip tires
- Relatively high price
- Range extender recommends premium gas
- No AM radio
Bigger battery boosts EPA-estimated range to 153 miles
All-electric four-seat hatchback
Performance-oriented i3s version
Range-extending gas engine available
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What Is the 2019 BMW i3?
The 2019 BMW i3 is an electric car that seats up to four. It offers a driving range of up to 153 miles, according to the EPA, and a range-extending gas engine is optional. The i3 has rear-wheel drive, and competitors include the Nissan Leaf, Volkswagen e-Golf and Chevrolet Bolt EV.
What's New on the 2019 BMW i3?
A higher-capacity battery pack boosts the i3's all-electric driving range to 153 miles, versus last year's 114-mile range. Available features include full-LED headlights with automatic high beams, wireless device charging, and a Wi-Fi hot spot for up to 10 devices (data subscription required after initial trial period).
What Features in the 2019 BMW i3 Are Most Important?
The 2019 i3's longer electric range should make range anxiety less of an issue, but if you're concerned about running down the battery, the version with the gas range-extender engine might be worth a look; the car's all-electric range drops to 126 miles, according to the EPA, but total range increases to 200 miles. Available active safety features include forward collision warning and adaptive cruise control with stop-and-go capability.
Should I Buy the 2019 BMW i3?
Besides longer range, the 2019 i3's highlights include acceleration, ride comfort and cabin space. It is a bit pricey, however, so if you're in the market for an electric car, it'll be worth your while to consider all the available models — including those from non-luxury brands.
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The 2019 BMW i3 currently has 1 recall
Crash and Rollover Test Ratings
New Car Program Benefits
48 months / 50,000 miles
48 months / 50,000 miles
48 months / unlimited distance
Certified Pre-Owned Program Benefits
Certified Pre-Owned Elite with less than 15,000 miles; Certified Pre-Owned with less than 60,000 miles
Basic Warranty Terms
1 year/unlimited miles from expiration of 4-year/50,000-mile new car warranty
Dealer Certification Required