2018 BMW i3 electric

Rating7.3

Ranked #8 in Compact Hatchback

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Starting MSRP 

$44,450 - $51,500

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Key Spec of 2018 BMW i3 electric
fuel economy

-

fuel type

Electric

horsepower

170 hp @ 4800 rpm

basic warranty

4 yr./ 50000 mi.

ProsConsWhat's New

Modern interior design with plenty of features

Design feels a bit dated

GMC completely redesigned the Sierra 1500 for 2019 MY

Decent range for daily erranding but not better than rivals

Rivals offer a larger cargo room and value

Calm and quick acceleration as all EVs

Also, rivals are much cheaper

Ergonomic design with a blend of practicality

2018 BMW i3 electric Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: July 25, 2022

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Nathan Dyer 

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Belonging to the compact hatchback segment, the 2018 BMW i3 electric hatchback carries all the qualities of a true electric vehicle. Starting off at MSRP $44,450, going all the way up to 47,650, BMW offers you 2 trims for the i3 electric hatchback. For the price, it indirectly competes with the Nissan Leaf electric, the Chevrolet Bolt electric and the Hyundai Ioniq electric which happen to be priced quite competitively than their German counterpart. Not all trims are built equal though, as with 2 powertrain options available, the choice between trims gets a little more exciting. The base trim offers you a single-motor setup. This gives you a power output of 170 horsepower, capable of achieving a 0-60 time of 7.2 seconds from a RWD setup. With this, you get a 33-kWH battery rated for 118 miles of range. The second powertrain here is a single motor setup rated for 184 horsepower. It manages a 0-60 of 6.8 seconds. The battery here is the same 33-kwh, getting a range of 112 miles (114 miles on the base trim). If these were not enough choices for you, the 6 equally attractive colors are bound to make your decision a little more confusing.

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7.3

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Trims

Base$44,450 onwards

  • 19-inch forged aluminum wheels
  • Automatic Front air conditioning
  • Cloth Seat trim
  • Navigation system
  • Rain Sensing Windshield wipers
  • Siriusxm FM/HD/Satellite

S$47,650 onwards

  • 20-inch aluminum Wheels

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2018 BMW i3
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2018 BMW i3 electric

w/Range Extender 5dr Hatchback (electric DD)

$27,688
Est. $375/mo
Good Deal
$2,734 Below market
RMV: $30,422
Huntington, NY
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2019 BMW i3
9
Price Drop, $870
Previous Price: $3000922 Jul 2022

2019 BMW i3 electric

5dr Hatchback (electric DD)

$29,139
Est. $395/mo
Good Deal
$2,838 Below market
RMV: $31,977
Van Nuys, CA
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2019 BMW i3
16
Price Rise, $18
Previous Price: $3137217 Jun 2022

2019 BMW i3 electric

5dr Hatchback w/Range Extender (electric DD)

$31,390
Est. $426/mo
Good Deal
$3,033 Below market
RMV: $34,423
Irvine, CA
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2018 BMW i3
9
Price Drop, $322
Previous Price: $2691906 Jul 2022

2018 BMW i3 electric

w/Range Extender 5dr Hatchback (electric DD)

$26,597
Est. $361/mo
Good Deal
$2,526 Below market
RMV: $29,123
Oxnard, CA
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2017 BMW i3
19
Price Drop, $500
Previous Price: $2385529 Jun 2022

2017 BMW i3 94AH electric

94Ah w/Range Extender 5dr Hatchback (electric DD)

$23,355
Est. $317/mo
Good Deal
$2,054 Below market
RMV: $25,409
Downers Grove, IL
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2018 BMW i3Home Delivery
8
Price Drop, $800
Previous Price: $2820004 Jun 2022

2018 BMW i3 electric

w/Range Extender 5dr Hatchback (electric DD)

$27,400
Est. $372/mo
Good Deal
$2,351 Below market
RMV: $29,751
San Jose, CA
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2018 BMW i3
23

2018 BMW i3 electric

w/Range Extender 5dr Hatchback (electric DD)

$27,998
Est. $380/mo
Good Deal
$2,328 Below market
RMV: $30,326
Mesa, AZ
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2019 BMW i3Home Delivery
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2019 BMW i3 S electric

S 5dr Hatchback (electric DD)

$31,999
Est. $434/mo
Good Deal
$2,638 Below market
RMV: $34,637
Katy, TX
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2019 BMW i3
1
Price Drop, $2897
Previous Price: $3499513 Jul 2022

2019 BMW i3 electric

5dr Hatchback (electric DD)

$32,098
Est. $435/mo
Good Deal
$2,480 Below market
RMV: $34,578
Van Nuys, CA
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Colors and Styles

2018 BMW i3 electric in Capparis White color
Capparis White

Features

vehicle bio
base price

$51500

body style

4dr Hatchback

engine type
displacement

40 cu in

horse power

184 hp

torque

199 lb.-ft.

transmission

1-Speed Direct Drive

dimensions
length

158 in

wheelbase

101 in

width

73 in

curb weight

3278 lbs

Height

63 in

Ground Clearance

5 lbs

capacity
passenger volume

84 cu ft

cargo volume

36.9 cu ft

passenger capacity

4 Seats

fuel economy
city/combined/highway

109/109/NA mpg

warranty
basic warranty

4 yr./ 50000 mi.


BMW i3 electric 5 year Cost To Own


Cash Price(MSRP)
$40,110
5 Year Cost To Own
$51,885
Total 5 year Cost To Own -  $51,885
Year 1Year 2Year 3Year 4Year 5total
Depreciation$5,839$3,959$3,233$3,627$3,167$19,825
Insurance$1,678$1,737$1,798$1,860$1,926$8,999
Fuel$813$837$862$888$915$4,315
MaintenanceNANA$706$2,208$2,514$5,428
RepairsNANANA$1,090$1,676$2,766
Financing Interest$2,157$1,735$1,284$803$291$6,270
Taxes and Fees$3,345$270$244$223$200$4,282
Total Cost-To-Own$13,832$8,538$8,127$10,699$10,689$51,885
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