BMW i3 125kW 42kWh 5dr Auto [Lodge Interior World] Review

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BMW i3

The appeal of the i3 is obvious: it's a BMW, for starters, and it looks funky and different, has a posh interior and a cracking infotainment system. The absence of similarly priced rivals from other premium brands only strengthen its case. However, there's no escaping the fact that similarly priced mainstream rivals, such as the Kia e-Niro, offer similar performance and much longer ranges between charges. Practicality is another serious weakness of the i3, all of which means that, objectively, there are better electric cars available for the money.

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Trim: I3

The i3 comes was plenty of standard kit, including sat-nav, heated front seats, LED headlights, rear parking sensors, climate control, a DAB radio, automatic lights and rain-sensing wipers. You'll probably still want to add a few options, though.

Engine: 125kW 42kWh

Key information

0-62 MPH7.3 seconds
Fuel TypeElectric
MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure


Urban: NMotorway: N
Boot CapacityHow much space is there?



EmissionsOfficial emissions rating