2017 BMW i3 Range Extender Specs, Range, Performance

BMW i3 Range Extender car range
Battery Capacity
33.2 kWh
27.2 kwh useable*
111 mi
179 km city*
Acceleration 0-60 mph*
8.1 sec
* - same as 0-100 kmh
$39918 USD
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About 2017 BMW i3 Range Extender

BMW released in 2017 an electric car with an increased power reserve i3 REX, equipping it with a 2-cylinder 650-cc gasoline generator with a capacity of 34 horsepower, which charges a battery with a capacity of 33.2 kWh, thereby increasing the vehicle’s power reserve from 150 -160 km to 350 km. BMW i3 REX works like an electric car with an extended power reserve from the engine, which has no connection with the wheels. The gasoline engine rotates the generator, which generates electricity, directing it to the main battery, and from there the electricity goes to the electric motor, which rotates the wheels.

PHEV Characteristics
Fuel Tank9 L
Total Range235 Mi / 378 Km
Fuel Range89 Mi / 143 Km
Consumption475 Mpg / 0.59 l per 100 km
Consumption (discharged battery)46 Mpg / 6.14 l per 100 km
Ranges and consumption by NEDC (New European Driving Cycle).

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All specifications

Main Characteristics
Average Price39918 USD / 35338 EUR / 32720 GBP
Price per kwh1468 $ / kWh
Seats number4 people
YearNovember 2017
Charge portType 2

Engine Performance
Acceleration 0-60 mph*8.1 sec
Top Speed93 mph / 150 kph
Power168 hp / 125 kw
Torque249 nm / 184 ft lb
DriveRear wheels
* - Similar to 0-100 kmh
Real Battery Range and Energy Consumption
Average Energy Consumption245 Wh/mi | 152 wh per km*
City Winter Range95 Mi | 154 Km
City Winter Consumption285 Wh/mi | 177 Wh/km
Combined Winter Range80 Mi | 129 Km
Combined Winter Consumption340 Wh/mi | 211 Wh/km
Highway Winter Range66 Mi | 105 Km
Highway Winter Consumption415 Wh/mi | 258 Wh/km
City Range Mild Temp147 Mi | 154 Km
City Consumption Mild Temp185 Wh/mi | 115 Wh/km
Combined Range Mild Temp111 Mi | 179 Km
Combined Consumption Mild Temp245 Wh/mi | 152 Wh/km
Highway Range Mild Temp85 Mi | 137 Km
Highway Consumption Mild Temp320 Wh/mi | 199 Wh/km
Ranges for winter is actual to temperature of -10°C (14°F) and heat on. Summer, spring or autumn temperature is set to +23°C (73°F) in example, air conditioning off and no wind.