The recently revised BMW i3 has refreshed the looks of the quirky looking electric car and has also added more standard equipment. Prices have risen by £1,000, yet the new kit offers better value. The new i3 starts at £34,070 before the UK Plug-in car grant.
All models are now equipped with the larger Professional Navigation system, measuring over 10 inches across. Additionally all-LED headlamps are now standard, previously these two were only found on the pricey options list.
The i3 is still only offered in a limited colour palette. Now choices are just black, white, grey, bright Protonic Blue and new shades, the dark Imperial Blue and Melbourne Red.
Interior options remain the same with 3 optional “interior worlds” and now drivers can add a further splash of colour by adding BMWi blue seatbelts like those found in the i8.
The previously named “sport pack” is now called the “plus package” and offers uprated alloys, darkened rear windows and upgraded music system provided by Harman Kardon.
New sports focussed S
The word sport is now reserved for the new i3S model, offering more power and torque shaving 0.4 seconds off the 0-62mph time, now down to 6.9seconds.
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The i3S sits on sports suspension that includes a 10mm drop in ride height. The additional 40mm of track width compared to the BMW i3 is given added impact by the black wheel arch borders.
The new S rides on exclusive bi-colour 20-inch light-alloy wheels in double-spoke design that are 20mm wider than the previously available versions. They come are optionally available in Jet Black.