2018 BMW i3 s 94 Ah w/Range Extender $389/mo Lease

Base INVOICE $48,395.00
Base MSRP $51,500.00
Lease Price (Per Month) $389.00
Downpayment $3,000.00
Residual $30,447.10
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MECHANICAL
Electric Motor
Transmission: Single Speed
Engine Auto Stop-Start Feature
Transmission w/Driver Selectable Mode
Rear-Wheel Drive
9.70 Axle Ratio
Engine Oil Cooler
20-Amp/Hr Maintenance-Free Battery
Gas-Pressurized Shock Absorbers
Front Anti-Roll Bar
Sport Tuned Suspension
Electric Power-Assist Speed-Sensing Steering
2.3 Gal. Fuel Tank
Single Stainless Steel Exhaust
Strut Front Suspension w/Coil Springs
Multi-Link Rear Suspension w/Coil Springs
Regenerative 4-Wheel Disc Brakes w/4-Wheel ABS, Front And Rear Vented Discs, Brake Assist, Hill Hold Control and Electric Parking Brake
Lithium Ion Traction Battery w/7.4 kW Onboard Charger, 5 Hrs Charge Time @ 220/240V and0.75 Hr Charge Time @ 440V
EXTERIOR
Wheels: 20" x 5.5" Front & 20" x 6.0" Rear -inc: BMW i light alloy double-spoke bicolor, Style 431
Tires: P175/55R20 Front & P195/50R20 Rear Mixed
Spare Tire Mobility Kit
Clearcoat Paint
Black Rear Bumper w/Body-Colored Rub Strip/Fascia Accent
Body-Colored Front Bumper w/Black Rub Strip/Fascia Accent and Metal-Look Bumper Insert
Body-Colored Door Handles
Colored Bodyside Insert and Black Fender Flares
Black Side Windows Trim
Black Power Auto Dimming Side Mirrors w/Power Folding and Turn Signal Indicator
Fixed Rear Window w/Fixed Interval Wiper and Defroster
Light Tinted Glass
Speed Sensitive Rain Detecting Variable Intermittent Wipers
Front Windshield -inc: Sun Visor Strip
Composite Panels
Lip Spoiler
Reverse Opening Rear Doors
Liftgate Rear Cargo Access
Tailgate/Rear Door Lock Included w/Power Door Locks
Fully Automatic Projector Beam Led Low/High Beam Auto-Leveling Daytime Running Lights Preference Setting Headlamps w/Delay-Off
Perimeter/Approach Lights
LED Brakelights
ENTERTAINMENT
Radio: FM
Radio w/Seek-Scan, Clock, Speed Compensated Volume Control, Aux Audio Input Jack, Steering Wheel Controls, Radio Data System and External Memory Control
4 Speakers
Integrated Roof Diversity Antenna
HD Radio
SiriusXM Satellite Radio -inc: 1 year All Access subscription
Bluetooth Wireless Phone Connectivity
2 LCD Monitors In The Front
INTERIOR
Heated Front Seats
6-Way Driver Seat -inc: Manual Recline, Height Adjustment, Fore/Aft Movement and Manual Rear Seat Easy Entry
6-Way Passenger Seat -inc: Manual Recline, Height Adjustment, Fore/Aft Movement and Manual Rear Seat Easy Entry
50-50 Folding Bench Front Facing Fold Forward Seatback Rear Seat
Manual Tilt/Telescoping Steering Column
Gauges -inc: Speedometer, Odometer, Traction Battery Level, Power/Regen, Trip Odometer and Trip Computer
Fixed Rear Windows and Fixed 3rd Row Windows
Leather Steering Wheel
Front Cupholder
Rear Cupholder
Compass
Proximity Key For Doors And Push Button Start
Valet Function
Remote Keyless Entry w/Integrated Key Transmitter, Illuminated Entry, Illuminated Ignition Switch and Panic Button
Remote Releases -Inc: Power Cargo Access and Power Fuel
Garage Door Transmitter
Cruise Control w/Steering Wheel Controls
Automatic Air Conditioning
HVAC -inc: Residual Heat Recirculation
Illuminated Locking Glove Box
Driver Foot Rest
Interior Trim -inc: Metal-Look Instrument Panel Insert and Metal-Look Interior Accents
Full Cloth Headliner
Cloth Door Trim Insert
Metal-Look Gear Shift Knob
Cloth Upholstery
Day-Night Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirror
Driver And Passenger Visor Vanity Mirrors w/Driver And Passenger Illumination
Partial Floor Console w/Storage, Rear Console and 3 12V DC Power Outlets
Front Map Lights
Fade-To-Off Interior Lighting
Full Carpet Floor Covering -inc: Carpet Front And Rear Floor Mats
Carpet Floor Trim
Rigid Cargo Cover
Cargo Features -inc: Spare Tire Mobility Kit
Cargo Space Lights
FOB Controls -inc: Trunk/Hatch/Tailgate and Windows
Integrated Navigation System
Tracker System
Smart Device Integration
Dashboard Storage, Driver And Passenger Door Bins
Power 1st Row Windows w/Driver And Passenger 1-Touch Up/Down
Delayed Accessory Power
Power Door Locks w/Autolock Feature
Systems Monitor
Trip Computer
Outside Temp Gauge
Digital Display
Fixed Front Head Restraints and Manual Adjustable Rear Head Restraints
Front Center Armrest w/Storage
Perimeter Alarm
Engine Immobilizer
3 12V DC Power Outlets
Air Filtration
SAFETY
Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
ABS And Driveline Traction Control
Side Impact Beams
Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Seat-Mounted Side Airbags
BMW Assist eCall Emergency Sos
Tire Specific Low Tire Pressure Warning
Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Front Airbags
Curtain 1st And 2nd Row Airbags
Airbag Occupancy Sensor
Driver And Passenger Knee Airbag
Outboard Front Lap And Shoulder Safety Belts -inc: Pretensioners
Back-Up Camera
EMISSIONS
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/yearN/A
EPA Greenhouse Gas ScoreN/A
TRANSMISSION
DrivetrainRear Wheel Drive
Trans Order Code 
Trans Type1
Trans Description Cont.Automatic
Trans Description Cont. Again 
First Gear Ratio (:1)N/A
Reverse Ratio (:1)N/A
Clutch Size (in)N/A
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)9.70
VEHICLE
EPA ClassificationSubcompact Cars
INTERIOR DIMENSIONS
Passenger Capacity4
Passenger Volume (ft)N/A
Front Head Room (in)39.6
Front Leg Room (in)40.5
Front Shoulder Room (in)53.6
Front Hip Room (in)N/A
Second Head Room (in)37.2
Second Leg Room (in)31.9
Second Shoulder Room (in)49.2
Second Hip Room (in)N/A
WEIGHT INFORMATION
Base Curb Weight (lbs)3278
MILEAGE
EPA Fuel Economy Est — Hwy (MPG)N/A
Cruising Range — City (mi)N/A
EPA Fuel Economy Est — City (MPG)N/A
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)109
Cruising Range — Hwy (mi)N/A
EPA MPG Equivalent — CityN/A
EPA MPG Equivalent — HwyN/A
EPA MPG Equivalent — Combined35
Battery Range (mi)97
TRAILERING
Dead Weight Hitch — Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)N/A
Dead Weight Hitch — Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch — Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch — Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)N/A
ENGINE
Engine Order Code 
Engine TypeElectric/Gas
Displacement39.5 Cu.in. Range Extender
Fuel SystemSequential MPI (injection)
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM184
SAE Net Torque @ RPM199
ELECTRICAL
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0 F (Primary)N/A
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)N/A
COOLING SYSTEM
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)N/A
SUSPENSION
Suspension Type — FrontStrut
Suspension Type — RearMulti-Link
Suspension Type — Front (Cont.)Strut
Suspension Type — Rear (Cont.)Multi-Link
Shock Absorber Diameter — Front (mm)N/A
Shock Absorber Diameter — Rear (mm)N/A
Stabilizer Bar Diameter — Front (in)N/A
Stabilizer Bar Diameter — Rear (in)N/A
TIRES
Front Tire Order Code 
Rear Tire Order Code 
Spare Tire Order Code 
Front Tire SizeP175/55TR20
Rear Tire SizeP195/50TR20
Spare Tire Size 
WHEELS
Front Wheel Size (in)20 X 5.5
Rear Wheel Size (in)20 X 6
Spare Wheel Size (in) 
Front Wheel MaterialForged Aluminum
Rear Wheel MaterialForged Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material 
STEERING
Steering TypeRack-Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), OverallN/A
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)N/A
Turning Diameter — Curb to Curb (ft)33.8
Turning Diameter — Wall to Wall (ft)N/A
BRAKES
Brake TypeN/A
Brake ABS System4-Wheel
Brake ABS System (Second Line)N/A
Disc — Front Yes
Disc — Rear Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)11
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)11
Drum — Rear  
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 
FUEL TANK
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)2.3
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)N/A
EXTERIOR DIMENSIONS
Wheelbase (in)101.2
Length, Overall (in)158.1
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)70.5
Height, Overall (in)62.6
Track Width, Front (in)62.7
Track Width, Rear (in)62.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)N/A
Liftover Height (in)N/A
CARGO AREA DIMENSIONS
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft)15.1
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft)36.9
Trunk Volume (ft)N/A

PROS

Small footprint; electric drivetrain; efficient usage of space; good driving dynamics; full of cutting-edge technology

MODEL HIGHLIGHTS

The BMW i3 is BMW's first modern electric car. Powering base models is a 170-horsepower electric motor connected to the rear wheels via a single-speed transmission. The new i3s model puts out 184 horsepower and 184 lb-feet of torque from a 32-kWh lithium-ion battery. BMW claims an updated 0-60 mph of 6.9 seconds from the i3s. Rear-wheel drive prevents all that torque steer in check, while also ensuring that the i3 lives up to BMW's high standards for vehicle dynamics and handling. The i3 may be a departure from traditional BMW aesthetics and design, but it still offers the automaker's enthusiasm for performance and style.

BMW claims that the i3 has an electric-only range of about 114 miles in normal everyday driving, which should be plenty for most people's daily commute. The car's charging times are remarkably short; BMW claims a scant 39 minutes are needed to charge the car up to 80 percent capacity through the standard DC fast-charging system. Even at home, on a conventional 220V charger, the i3 only needs about four and a half hours to get from empty to a full charge. For those who desire a bit more range, BMW offers a range extender a small 2-cylinder gasoline engine that functions as a generator. With the range extender, the i3 can travel about 180 miles until it needs a gas or charging station.

The cabin is accessed through a combination of traditional front doors and rear-hinged rear doors. Inside, the i3 uses a variety of materials available in several different color combinations, BMW offers 3 trim packages they call "Worlds" Mega, Giga, and Tera. Many of the materials are renewable, sewn from hemp, kinaff and other unconventional plant fibers. More traditional materials are available as well, if desired.

Standard equipment on the i3 is plentiful, and includes BMW's iDrive system, an integrated SIM card, Bluetooth and USB connectivity, heated front seats, plus rear mounted parking sensors and a stationary climate control system. Options include a navigation system that is smart enough to interact with the car and suggest alternate routes based on battery charge, power moonroof, adaptive LED headlights, a glass roof, automatic climate control, a rearview camera and several driver assistance functions.

MODEL NEWS

For 2018 BMW has introduced an i3 "s" model into the mix. The i3s is the more powerful and sporty version of the i3. Like the standard i3, it's available as a pure electric or as a plug-in hybrid. The i3s makes 184 horsepower, which is 14 more than the standard model, has wider track widths, larger wheels, tires, and a sport-tuned suspension. Aesthetically all i3 models receive LED headlamps standard and are given re-styled bumpers, side skirts and trim. Melbourne Red and Imperial Blue exterior paint is now available.

VALUE WRITEUP

The BMW i3 is part of the new wave of electric and hybrid cars that are becoming more and more popular in the U.S. The i3 has relatively compact external dimensions, but still has a very usable cabin with surprising amounts of interior space. Standard equipment levels are high, and the i3 generally aims to compete in the compact premium segment, offering buyers plenty of luxury features in a car that is perhaps a little smaller than the traditional luxury cars of old.

Of course, the electric drivetrain is what really separates the i3 from its competitors. In standard form, it offers a combination of usable range and remarkably fast charging times. With the optional range extender equipped, the system offers functionality similar to other hybrid cars on the market such as the Chevrolet Volt. The i3 uses a range-extending gasoline engine exclusively as a generator, providing electric power to the rear wheel motors. The i3s base price starts at under $48,000, while versions equipped with a range extender start at around $51,500.