2015 BMW i3 Reviews, Ratings & Specs

Kelley Blue Book Value®
$18,061 - $22,863
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Not Available
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
137 City / 111 HWY
Horsepower
170
Seats
4
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$18,061 - $22,863
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Not Available
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
137 City / 111 HWY
Horsepower
170
Seats
4

Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

Editor's Overview

BMW’s first venture into the mass-produced electric-car market seems to be a resounding success. The BMW i3 electric car for 2015 stands apart from other EVs, such as the Nissan Leaf and Ford Focus, by offering an advanced carbon-fiber-reinforced body, a plethora of advanced technologies and a sporty driving attitude.

BMW i3 Models & Trims

4dr HB $18,061 - $20,722*
Horsepower: 170 hp
Engine Type: Electric
Standard Seating: Premium Synthetic, Cloth
Standard Wheels: 19 X 5, 20 X 5 in. - Forged Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
4dr HB w/Range Extender $19,846 - $22,863*
Horsepower: 170 hp
Engine Type: Electric/Gas
Standard Seating: Premium Synthetic, Cloth
Standard Wheels: 19 X 5, 20 X 5 in. - Forged Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning

*Prices are Kelley Blue Book® Fair Market Range

Owner Reviews

4.64

14 Reviews

64% 36% 3 star 0% 2 star 0% 1 star 0%

Owner reviews are verified by our team and cannot be altered or removed.

Its tech and high class but very simple.

No problems. It's an amazing car. It rides nice and smooth and is easy on fuel and maintenance. I have only had minor things like oil changes but nothing serious.

- Bray Y

engine quality is super that why its performance is great than others

MY BMW I3 permanence is really awesome. It's really comfort. Very much please to use. we really enjoy our every journey with my BMW car. Its Ac quality is super.

- Wendy C

extremely low cost to drive

It's a perfect city car. very low cost to drive low on emissions. I just wish that the range was more than 80 miles. noise on the highway at times is unbearable

- Ankur B

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Compare Models & Key Features

Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
Drivers side profile with drivers side door open.
Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$18,061 - $20,722
$19,846 - $22,863

Horsepower

Horsepower
170 hp
170 hp

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Standard
Standard

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Optional
Optional

Engine Type

Engine Type
Electric Motor
Electric Motor
Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm

Alarm
Standard
Standard

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Optional
Optional

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
Standard
Standard

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener
Optional
Optional

Rain Sensing Wipers

Rain Sensing Wipers
Standard
Standard

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
Standard
Standard

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls
Standard
Standard

Cruise Control

Cruise Control
Standard
Standard

Power Windows

Power Windows
Standard
Standard

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost
Standard
Standard

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
Optional
Optional

Automatic Parking

Automatic Parking
Optional
Optional

Power Steering

Power Steering
Standard
Standard

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
40.5 in.
40.5 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
39.6 in.
39.6 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
31.9 in.
31.9 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
37.2 in.
37.2 in.

Entertainment

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Standard
Standard

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Standard
Standard

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Standard
Standard

Smart Device Integration

Smart Device Integration
Standard
Standard

AUX Input

AUX Input
Standard
Standard

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

Climate Control
Standard
Standard

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Navigation System
Standard
Standard

Seats

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Premium Synthetic, Cloth
Premium Synthetic, Cloth

Passengers

Passengers
4
4

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
Standard
Standard

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
Standard
Standard
Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Aluminum
Aluminum

Power Folding Mirror

Power Folding Mirror
Standard
Standard

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
Standard
Standard

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
P155/60R20
P155/60R20

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
101 in.
101 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
32.3 ft.
32.3 ft.

Length

Length
157 in.
157 in.

Width

Width
70 in.
70 in.
Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
2799 .lbs
3064 .lbs

Horsepower

Horsepower
170 hp
170 hp

Torque

Torque
184 ft. lbs.
184 ft. lbs.

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes
Standard
Standard

Performance Tires

Performance Tires
Optional
Optional

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
Electric Motor
Electric Motor

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive
Rear Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
Not Available
1.9 gal.

Combined

Combined
63 mpg
20 mpg

City

City
69 mpg
20 mpg

Highway

Highway
56 mpg
20 mpg

Suspension

Transmission

Safety Features

Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes
Standard
Standard

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights
Standard
Standard

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System
Standard
Standard

Stability Control

Stability Control
Standard
Standard

Traction Control

Traction Control
Standard
Standard

Auto Leveling Headlinghts

Auto Leveling Headlinghts
Standard
Standard

Rear Parking Sensors

Rear Parking Sensors
Optional
Optional

Adaptive Cruise Control

Adaptive Cruise Control
Optional
Optional

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking
Standard
Standard

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag
Standard
Standard

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag
Standard
Standard

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag
Standard
Standard

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor
Standard
Standard

Knee Airbag

Knee Airbag
Standard
Standard

Safety & Reliability

NHTSA Crash Test
Not Available

*National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

IIHS Crash Test
Not Available

*Insurance Institute for Highway Safety

JD Power Rating
Not Available

*JD Power Circle Ratings