BMW i3 94Ah Electric Vehicle 2016 review | snapshot

10 October 2016
 by 
, CarsGuide

The $65,900 i3 94Ah is the flagship of BMW's i3 pure-electric vehicle line-up which starts at $63,900 for the i3 60Ah.

The i3 94Ah comes standard with a 10.25-inch screen, sat nav, digital radio, rear view camera, front and rear parking sensors, automatic parking and 19-inch alloy wheels.

The 94Ah variant also comes with DC charging capability (this is an option on the 60Ah) and that means it can use the faster direct current chargers which will be more common in the future.

The i3 60Ah went on sale in Australia in 2014 and in October 2016 the 94Ah variant arrived with a higher capacity battery that provides a longer range. BMW says the 60Ah variant will eventually be phased out of the line-up.

The i3 94Ah's battery produces 27kWh of usable energy and has a real-world range of 200km. A 125kW/250Nm electric motor is located at the rear axle and drives the back wheels through a single-speed automatic transmission.

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Specifications

  • Price From $65,900
  • Fuel consumption 12.6kWhL/100km (combined)
  • Seats 5
  • Warranty 3 years/unlimited km (vehicle); 8 year/100,000km (battery)
  • Service Interval Condition based
  • Engine 94Ah/33kWh (27kWh usable) Electric, 125kW/250Nm
  • Transmission 1-spd automatic, RWD
  • Turning circle 9.8m diameter
  • Dimensions 3999mm (L), 1775mm (W), 1578mm (H)

BMW i3 94Ah Electric Vehicle 2016 review | snapshot

What we like

  • Alien looks.
  • Improved range over 60Ah.
  • Carbon-fibre body structure.

What we don't

  • Long charge times.
  • No battery upgrade available yet.

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