BMW i3s

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The first BMW i3s was powered by a high-performance 184hp electric motor offering a power improvement of up to 40 per cent on its first generation “standard” i3 counterpart.

The BMW i3s also differed in that it came with sports suspension, dampers and anti-roll bars. Drivers were also able to select SPORT mode using the Driving Experience Control switch which delivered a more direct accelerator response and tighter steering characteristics. The BMW i3s came as standard with exclusive 20-inch light-alloy wheels in double-spoke design that were 20mm wider than the previously available versions.

The BMW i3s was capable of reaching 62mph in 6.9 seconds on its way to a top speed of 99mph. BMW reported a combined electric power consumption of 14.3kWh per 62 miles on the “New European Driving Cycle” (NEDC). Its electric range was 125 miles in everyday use.

The latest all-electric BMW i3s now has double the battery capacity of the original i3s with 120Ah which, by way of comparison, provides a range of 214 miles (previously 174 miles) according to NEDC. During everyday use, the latest i3s can cover 160 miles – an increase of almost 30 per cent from the previous 94Ah model.

The BMW i3s, with its 184hp power, maintains its 0-62mph in 6.9 seconds and now accelerates from 50mph to 75mph in just 4.3 seconds.

With the i3s designed for performance then that’s what we’ve focused on here but you can find out more about the styling and comfort features available for the car by visiting our i3 page.

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