BMW i3 Review – Specs, Performance & Price in India

BMW i3 Review – Specs, Performance & Price in India

BMW doesn’t need any introduction. The brand’s i3 is one of the highly advanced electric cars that comes loaded with sophisticated features and is a perfect combo of performance with luxury. The company has introduced the latest technology in almost all features of this car starting from its eDrive system to power transmission, and battery charging. 

The best thing about the BMW i3 electric car is that the moment you start driving it on the road, everyone would come to know that it is an electric one.

2020 BMW i3 has been designed by the manufacturer in such a way that its chunky and funky look would leave its competitors stunned. It is a fully electric car with a rear-drive powertrain and can drive up to 153 miles on a single charge. i3 looks more captivating than the Tesla Model 3, it is pricier as compared to Chevy Bolt EV, but its features are worth paying for it. 

The exterior of BMW i3

The BMW i3 comes with the Kidney Style grille and U-shaped LED headlights. The body panel is efficiently designed to hold the breath of the viewers while you are driving it on the road. 

It comes with an all-new silver roofline strip, a different bumper design, and a few other features. 

The exterior dimensions of i3 are more of a subcompact car and this is the reason it is counted amongst the perfect cars to drive through heavy traffic. 

BMW i3 Interior

Interior of BMW i3

The 2020 BMW i3 exterior features will leave you speechless. The size is a subcompact that may leave little room for the rear-seat passengers, but still, they are comfy seats. 

The interior has been well-crafted with recyclable materials. The cabin looks spacious enough with an airy appeal. The BMW i3 uses a small hatchback but with a twist. The rear doors are hinged at the rear, so they open in the direction opposite to the front doors. No pillar separates the front and rear doors that means, you get ample space for entry in the back. 

Foldable rear seats allow 14 of your carry-on suitcases to easily fit inside when the seats are lowered.

Most buyers look for a bigger infotainment screen with a plethora of information. 2020 i3 is different from the rest. It rather takes a simple approach and comes with an iDrive 6 infotainment interface. Apple CarPlay integration is a part of standard availability. There is one USB charger in the front center to connect your device. 

BMW i3 Exterior

The engine of BMW i3

i3 rides smoothly with its one-speed direct-drive transmission. After the test results, it was found that 2017 i3 could reach 0-60mph in just 6.6 seconds. Both the normal and sports model can accelerate immediately. The BMW i3’s ride quality is similar to its premium pedigree. There is no noise, buzzing, vibrations while driving so you can expect to drive in a noise-free environment. 

BMW claims that the car can drive up to 153 miles with a 42.2-kWh battery pack. 

Safety in BMW i3

Though 2020 i3 hasn’t been sent for the crash-test by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and it wasn’t named a Top Safety Pick by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), the company claims that their engineers have made sure that their car stands on the top in terms of its safety. 

BMW i3 Interior Design

i3 comes equipped with driver-assistance technology. Some of the key safety features that you can expect in this car are an automated emergency braking system, forward-collision warning system, adaptive cruise control, and much more. 

BMW i3 can be charged either via a DC Rapid Charge station or AC charging system at your home. BMW’s ‘i Wallbox’ – is the company’s home charging station that allows buyers to charge their BMW at home. With an output of up to 11kW, the station can charge your battery for driving up to 112 miles in just 3 hours – this is 5 times faster than standard charging options. 

Price of BMW i3

The expected price of the BMW i3 is Rs. 1 Crore. The company is planning to launch it in June 2021.


The BMW i3 is one of the best premium subcompact EV the company has to offer. There is no second thought against it. All you need to do is just be prepared to loosen your wallet to pay proper money. 

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