BMW i3 94Ah REX 2017 review | Torquing Heads video

9 January 2017
 by 
, CarsGuide

Nikki Cousins and Peter Anderson road test and review the 94Ah version of the 2017 BMW i3 REX, with specs, fuel consumption and verdict.

If you like your electromotive propulsion but don't have $120,000 to open your account with Tesla, your only real option is the BMW i3. Up until recently, that car has been a bit of a Hugh Grant - while very cool, it didn't have a lot of range.

Two years after first going on sale (and almost 60,000 global sales later), the i3 has had the bump of the good kind - the power bump. No, it's not got more power, it's just got more battery capacity which means it'll go for longer. The only downside it costs more.

Nikki and Peter put it through the Torquing Heads wringer to see if the extra 50 per cent of electric range (plus the nerve-settling range-extending engine) can still those fluttery hearts while also making sure the i3 is a practical family car.

Plus: Peter Anderson's full review of the BMW i3 REX 94Ah

More: Have a look at Richard Berry's video review of the i3 94Ah

Also: Check out the BMW i3 hub

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Click here to see more 2016 BMW i3 pricing and spec info.

Specifications

  • Price From $71,900
  • Fuel consumption 0.6L/100km (combined), 13g/km CO2 Tank 9L
  • Safety 5-star ANCAP
  • Seats 5
  • Warranty 3 years/unlimited
  • Service Interval 24 months/25,000km
  • Engine premiumium unleaded electric hybrid, 125kW/250Nm
  • Transmission Single-speed, RWD
  • Spare Repair kit
  • Turning circle 9.9m diameter
  • Dimensions 3999mm (L), 1775mm (W), 1578mm (H)

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