The 2015 BMW i3 now gets heated front seats, satellite radio and an onboard DC fast-charging unit as standard.Built with lightweight aluminum and carbon fiber, driven by an electric motor (with an optional gasoline-powered range extender) and styled as if it rolled out from Ed Begley, Jr's future garage, the 2015 BMW i3 is truly one of the most distinctive vehicles on the road. These departures from the norm don't make this BMW any less likable, though. In actuality, the BMW i3 is a sharp-driving and very user-friendly vehicle that could work out well for a wide variety of EV car shoppers.
Introduced last year, the i3 features a mechanical undercarriage and battery housing constructed of lightweight aluminum, while the upper body structure is carbon fiber. This combination keeps the i3's weight down by hundreds of pounds compared to other electric cars, and less weight translates to improved efficiency and quicker acceleration. With its 170-horsepower electric motor driving the rear wheels, the i3 can scoot to 60 mph in 6.6 seconds, which is impressively quick for an EV. The i3's relatively light weight and low center of gravity also contribute to nimble handling characteristics and strong braking power.
As is the case with any electric car, your first concern with the i3 is probably range. Similar to many other electric cars, the i3 gets an EPA-estimated range of 81 miles. While that's enough for most daily driving, you can also opt for the available gasoline-fueled range extender generator (REX in BMW parlance) that gives the i3 an additional 70 miles of potential range. It's a unique offering for this class of car, and certainly eliminates concerns about running out of juice while on the road. Performance does drop considerably when running on gas, though, and stopping every 60 miles or so to refuel is no way to tour the country.
Yet, even if you forget all about the high-tech construction and powertrain, the i3 is actually a nice car. There's a classy looking interior, solid build quality and an impressive amount of practicality. Open up the rear-hinged doors and you'll find there's enough space for full size adults, while the cargo area can hold a Costco-sized load of groceries thanks to the fold-flat rear seats. Even outward visibility is very good in the i3.
|“AZ FOLKS - BEING SOLD VIA PRIVATE SELLER. NO SALES TAX or DEALER FEES !!!” |
| Year: || 2015 || VIN (Vehicle Identification Number): || WBY1Z2C5XFV287211 |
| Mileage: || 26,512 || Body Type: || Hatchback |
| Make: || BMW || Warranty: || Vehicle has an existing warranty |
| Model: || i3 || Vehicle Title: || Clear |
| Engine: || Electric || Safety Features: || Anti-Lock Brakes, Driver Airbag, Passenger Airbag, Side Airbags |
| Drive Type: || RWD || Power Options: || Air Conditioning, Cruise Control, Power Locks, Power Windows, Power Seats |
| Fuel Type: || Electric || Exterior Color: || Gray |
| For Sale By: || Private Seller || Interior Color: || Tan |
| Disability Equipped: || No || Number of Cylinders: || 0 |
| Drive Side: || Left-hand drive || Transmission: || Automatic |