- Availability: New - Order Now, Personal Contracts Available
- Vehicle Charge Type: 50 KW DC Combo RAPID, 7 KW AC FAST
- Vehicle Charge Times: 30 min, 4 hours, 8-10 hours
Price based on 36 month business contract hire. Personal lease contracts are available for this vehicle. Please call 0330 303 2020 for a quote tailored to your requirements.
Price quoted based on Business Contract Hire, 6+35 monthly payments, 6,000 miles per annum. Includes metallic paint option and DC rapid charge. Offer valid until 30/06/2017.
The BMW i3 lease car is an electric city car that forms the first part of BMW’s new i range of hi-tech electric and low-CO2 cars.
BMW’s new ‘LifeDrive architecture’ means this is literally a car of two halves: the aluminium ‘drive module’ at the bottom, and the carbon fibre and plastic ‘life module’ on top. This is the first time carbon fibre-reinforced plastic (CFRP) has been used in mainstream car production.
By mounting the new car’s liquid-cooled battery – a lithium-ion unit of unspecified weight and capacity – within the central section of the floor, the i3’s centre of gravity is lower than all current 1-series models and handles well.
There are four trims or ‘worlds’ as BMW has rephrased them available: Standard, Loft, Lodge, and Suite, which allow customers to change the look and feel of the interior. Each ‘world’ uses sustainable materials such as sustainable sourced wood, natural fibres and naturally tanned leather.
Sat nav comes as standard as does BMW’s ConnectedDrive which can also be accessed through the driver’s smartphone.
All in all the BMW i3 brings a thorough and accomplished product to market. List price is reasonable as well when considering the standard equipment. BMW have a well thought out strategy for these cars including alternative transport etc.
Be aware that the rapid charge system used on these cars is now ( as of 2014 ) widely available in the UK unlike the CHADEMO and 48KW ac. This car is also available with a Range Extending 950 cc engine that will stretch range up to 180 miles. Still not something for long distances however. When there is a decent rapid recharge network this might not be required.
Driver’s comment: “The i3 boasts a comparatively small turning circle (9.86m) and handling is agile at typical city speeds.”
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