BMW were one of the first manufacturers to release a true electric car, and the i3 model has become a cult classic in its own right, with an eye-catching design unlike anything else seen that clearly identifies it as something very different on the road. The i3 was initially offered either as battery only or with a range extending petrol engine which added significantly to the weight, but now as battery capacities have vastly increased when compared to their size and weight, (and continue to do so at a rate of knots) the i3 has been able to increase its available range, and also create a performance version called the i3S, so the range extended model has been dropped.
The standard i3 has an electric motor rated at 125kW which is around 168 horsepower, and the i3S gets an uprated 135kW which is around 181 horsepower, giving the car more acceleration, and both use a 42kWh battery which on a car of this size and weight should give you a range of around 200 miles. The i3S also gets several other tweaks you would expect to see on a hot hatchback such as a wider track and wider 20" wheel and tyres for more grip rather than focusing on rolling resistance, and lowered firmer sports suspension so corners can be taken with more aplomb. With the ever-increasing range of electric cars out there, the i3 has rivals such as the Nissan Leaf, and Hyundai Kona Electric, but the biggest challenge will no doubt come in the form of the Volkswagen ID.3 model. The new 2021 BMW i3 is available to lease in the following colours: Capparis White with blue highlights, Imperial Blue with frozen grey highlights, Jucaro Beige with frozen grey highlights, Mineral Grey with blue highlights, and Fluid Black with blue highlights.
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