The 2016 BMW i3 is a 4-door sedan with room for 4 persons. The BMW i3 is available in electric models and Range Extender also equipped. Both are come in 3 different equipment packages: the basic Mega, World and World Giga Tera.
2016 BMW i3 Feature
The BMW i3, list of standard functions of the Mega entry includes wheels 19 inches alloy, LED lighting, automatic wipers, auto-dimming mirrors, control speed, automatic climate control, heated front seats, “Sensatec” premium vinyl and fabric upholstery 50/50 split folding rear seats, a tilt and telescopic steering wheel, the Bluetooth phone and the audio connectivity, a navigation system, the iDrive electronic interface with a 6.5-inch screen and a sound system with USB audio interface, includes an audio auxiliary jack and Radio / HD satellite. A fast DC charging port is also included.
Stepping on the Giga model gets you 19-inch wheels, keyless start and entry and striking interior padding improves alloy trim. The top-of-the-line Giga Tera different with its own unique alloy wheels 19 inches and full leather trim.
Options include a technology package + Deputy result that has adaptive cruise control, a lane departure warning, collision warning with pedestrian detection, automatic brake damping a frontal collision, an improved navigation system, real-time traffic and services online and the BMW applications. The Wizard package Park adds front parking sensors, rear view camera and automatic parking function in parallel. Stand-alone options include 20-inch wheels and a premium audio Harman Kardon 12-speaker system.
2016 BMW i3 Interior
Like the exterior, the interior of the 2016 BMW i3 distinctive and modern. The room is remarkably quiet and the appearance is elegant with its thin screens and flat pod-mounted shifter beside the far telescoping steering wheel. The different equipment packages or worlds that otherwise each a different atmosphere because of their unique mix of renewable, recycled and ecological. Also unusual that the cabin, but it’s still a BMW typical picture of climate controls and infotainment. The latest version of the BMW iDrive Controller is fairly easy to use with simple menus, crisp graphics and fast processing times.
The front seats are comfortable and their elevated position gives the driver an excellent view to the outside. In back, the rear seat has two decent legs and plenty of space. There is also a large opening to in and out of with the access doors to the rear-hinged to i3. But always in the back is a two-step process, you must open the two side doors to return. In and out of the rear seat easily for the size of the occupant, such as the opening of the i3 is not too big.
The load capacity is small, with only 11.8 cubic feet folded behind the rear seats and 36.9 cubic feet with a total area of the seats. However, unlike most competitors EV, the rear seats fold flat and the trunk itself is free, irregularly shaped plates with protruding. We also like the way there are many of indoor storage space for water bottles or other small items.
2016 BMW i3 Engine
The 2016 BMW i3 in 2016 by an electric motor, 125 kilowatt 22 kilowatt-hour (kWh) lithium-ion battery is driven under the floor. Whether you go with the regular version of i3 or Range Extender (REX), the 170 hp and 184 lb-ft of torque result is sent to the rear wheels. The extension i3 model has a small gasoline engine with two cylinders used generator to produce electricity, the battery to be recharged. Thus equipped, the range of i3 amounts to about 150 miles. This area is still far less than true plug-in hybrids like the Chevrolet Volt and Ford Fusion Energi offer, but.
In testing our electric vehicle commuter route assessment, the BMW i3 walked 95.8 miles on a single charge. This is a few miles shorter than other electric vehicles, yet acceptable for the same price, but for most of the rides. We also confirmed the assessment that the EPA is i3 a series of about 80 miles average. Switching to Eco Eco Pro or Pro + modes can earn a few extra miles of range, but you have to live attenuated air conditioning with the response of the accelerator blunt and / or. For i3 Range Extender, EPA shows only electric range is reduced to 72 miles. In testing, the REX i3 87.6 miles walked on a single charge before the motor-generator to life.
EPA rates the efficiency of the powertrain uses 27 kWh per 100 miles traveled (29 kWh / 100 miles for REX). Remember: the higher the number here, the better. For comparison, the Nissan Leaf has an estimated 30 kWh per 100 miles and the Tesla Model S with a 60-kW battery is use to 35 kWh per 100 miles.
Full charging time of a battery discharge area of more than 20 hours, when about four hours to put a 240-volt outlet in a household outlet of 110 volts normal. Navigation Smartphones or i3 application systems can help locate public charging stations and Charge Point DC Fast Charge System i3 can complete in just 30 minutes.
2016 BMW i3 Safety
Standard safety features on the 2016 BMW i3 adds durability and traction control, side airbags seats, antilock disc brakes (with brake drying), and full-length side curtain airbags . Also standard is BMW Assist eCall and remote services, automatic collision notification, an emergency request button, the stolen vehicle recovery, remote unlocking of the doors and include a smart phone application on the remote.
Rear parking sensors are standard, and a rear view camera and parking sensors front are optional. Among the add-ons, technology + training package includes Deputy adaptive cruise control, a lane departure warning system and Forward Collision Warning, automatic collision mitigation brake comprises front. In brake testing, a 2016 BMW i3 came to a halt from 60 mph in 109 feet, which is excellently equipped for a car with low rolling resistance tires. Of course, the 2016 BMW i3 is the Range Extender is a heavier car, but with the same tires he came to a stop in just 111 feet from 60 mph.