Ideal for everyday use – range and charging for the BMW i3.


Ideal for everyday use – range and charging for the BMW i3.

DESTINATION WITHIN RANGE. PLENTY OF ENERGY LEFT.Ideal for everyday use – range and charging for the BMW i3.

BMW i is systematically promoting the development of sustainable electric mobility and making it even more practical for everyday use. The BMW i3 (94 Ah) offers a NEDC range up to 300 km (200 km in everyday operation, New European Driving Cycle). This not only makes the BMW i3 your confident companion for all those moments in the city, but also the perfect mobility solution for the daily commute between home and office – including the occasional detour.

You can determine your individual range with the range calculator.


If energy reserves are running low, charging the BMW i3 practically takes care of itself. Use the time the vehicle is parked to charge it up comfortably within just a few hours overnight at home, with the standard charging cable (Mode 2) or with the BMW i Wallbox. You can use the charging time calculator to find out how long you need to charge the BMW i3.



The BMW i3 (94 Ah) offers an operating radius (NEDC) of up to 300 km (200 km in everyday operation).


Two driver profiles – City and Commuter – show two typical uses of the BMW i3 (94 Ah) in summer and winter. The City profile is for trips around town, so there are frequent energy recuperation phases and stops. Along with these frequent decelerations, the profile includes typical driving speeds of between 0 and 60 km/h. The Commuter profile is based on one third of the time in busy urban traffic, one third on country roads and one third on motorways. Depending on the profile, the range of the BMW i3 with Range Extender can vary by up to 15 kilometres.


Most people drive far less than they think: on average we travel between 35 and 50 km per day by car. The BMW i3 (94 Ah) offers an operating radius (NEDC) of up to 300 km (200 km in everyday operation).

The model exceeds the average daily driving distance by three or four times. Nevertheless, we leave nothing to chance. A reliable programme analyses all factors that are crucial for precisely determining the range: driving style, topography, temperature, driving mode, route planning tgether with air conditioning and heating all provide input for calculating the range. This means that you always precise information on your operating radius and reach your destinations comfortably and safely.

If required, the Range Extender can additionally increase your driving pleasure: the small and quiet two-cylinder petrol engine drives a generator that switches on automatically when required, maintaining the charge level of the battery at a constant level.

Steve on Range.

Customer experience on BMW i3 range.

  • The heat pump system: converting air into driving range

    Electric vehicles have to be heated with electricity because they can’t use excess thermal energy generated by a combustion engine. This can have a negative impact on driving range. Because of this, we developed an innovative heat pump system which is particularly effective at extracting energy from the air around the car. The optional heat pump system, which is activated automatically, can raise energy efficiency by up to 50% compared to conventional heating systems. Not only is the temperature maintained at a comfortable level, depending on the outside temperature, the driving range can be extended by up to 30%.

  • The driving modes: efficiency that gets you there

    With the BMW i3, you’re also at the wheel when it comes to extending the range. On the standard COMFORT setting the range is up to 200 km. Simply flick the driver experience switch to select ECO PRO or ECO PRO+, two particularly efficient driving modes that extend the range.

  • BMW i Remote App: always linked up with your BMW i3

    The modern age of electric mobility opens a door to new opportunity, including an abundance of possibilities previously considered unthinkable. The BMW i Remote App allows you to keep your BMW i3 under control from anywhere via smartphone or smartwatch. At any time, you can check the battery charge level and the electric driving range.

  • The dynamic range display: honesty gets you everywhere

    The range display has also been carefully redesigned for the BMW i3 with the aim of showing you how much range you have left at any time – with absolute reliability. This may sound simple, but it actually entails complex software to assess a whole host of key factors in real time. This includes data on personal driving behaviour, the topography of the surroundings, temperatures, the selected driving mode, the planned route, and the use of air-conditioning and heating systems – all within a split second. The result is a dynamic range indicator that is not just extremely accurate, it makes it much easier to understand the impact of driving patterns and environmental factors.


Electrifying driving pleasure actually begins during the charging process. When the battery reserves of your BMW i3 run low, you can conveniently recharge the vehicle at home. Simply connect the BMW i3 via the standard charging cable to a conventional domestic 230-volt socket and the high-voltage battery regains 80% of its full capacity in less than ten hours.

Charging is even faster and more convenient using a BMW i Wallbox, which our installation service will be delighted to set up for you. Depending on the design, it will be possible to charge your BMW i3 to 80% of its capacity in less than three hours. This is made possible by the particularly high charging capacity of the new BMW i Wallbox of up to 11 kW for the BMW i3 (94 Ah).

This filling station for the home also gives you the opportunity to use green electricity and solar energy you have generated yourself – for rapid charging and even more sustainability.

Kathryn on Home Charging.

Customer experience on BMW i3 Home Charging.

  • BMW i Wallbox

    The BMW i Wallbox, the BMW i Wallbox Plus and the BMW i Wallbox Connect are home charging stations, which allow you to charge your BMW i3 safely, quickly and easily.

    The BMW i Wallboxes ensure that the charging process is uncomplicated and reliable. As soon as the vehicle is connected with the BMW i Wallbox via the charge cable, the charging process starts automatically. The BMW i3 is charged to 80% of its full capacity in less than three hours*.

    The BMW i Wallbox Connect also gives you the opportunity to use solar energy you have generated yourself – for rapid charging and even more sustainability.

    *Depends on local electricity infrastructure


Zero-emission driving becomes even more sustainable when the electricity used to charge the battery is generated from renewables. For example, a green power contract with a company like Naturstrom ensures your car only uses energy that is 100% sourced from wind farms and hydroelectric plants. So in all-electric driving mode, you’re travelling with absolutely no emissions. Another innovative solar energy option is offered by companies like SOLARWATT to allow you to charge your BMW i3 with self-generated solar power. Whichever energy option you choose, we’re here to help and advise you. And, of course, our installation service will come and install your Wallbox and get everything up and running.




There are many good reasons to get out and about in your BMW i3 – and even more opportunities to charge the battery away from home. The practical aspect: With the BMW i3, you can use public charging stations with both alternating current (AC) or direct current (DC). This not only makes you more flexible, it also enables you to charge your vehicle as quickly as possible. Because at a DC public charging station, the energy is with a constantly powerful current is transferred directly to the high-voltage battery, enabling the BMW i3 to be charged to 80% of its capacity in under 42 minutes. If no DC charging station is available, you can charge up your BMW i3 at an AC station to 80% of its capacity in under three hours. In this way, the public AC stations are particularly suitable for efficient charging overnight or when the vehicle remains parked for a longer period of time.

Lou on Public Charging.

Customer experience on BMW i3 Public Charging.

Fuel consumption and CO2 emissions.

  • Power consumption and CO2 emissions for the BMW i3 (94 Ah):
    Fuel consumption in l/100 km (combined): 0
    CO2 emissions in g/km (combined): 0
    Power consumption in kWh/100 km: 12.6* / 13.1**

    Power consumption and CO2 emissions for the BMW i3 (94 Ah) with Range Extender:
    CO2 emissions in g/km (combined): 12* / 13**
    Power consumption in kWh/100 km (combined): 11.3* / 11.9**
    Fuel consumption in l/100 km (combined): 0.6

    * Wheels cluster 1: 19‘‘ wheels

    ** Wheels cluster 2: 20“ wheels; winter tyres

    The figures for fuel consumption, CO2 emissions and power consumption depend on the wheel and tyre sizes selected.

    The driving range depends on a variety of factors, especially: personal driving behaviour, selected route, weather conditions, usage of heating/cooling and preconditioning.

    Further information about the official fuel consumption and the official specific CO2 emissions for new passenger automobiles can be found in the 'New Passenger Vehicle Fuel Consumption and CO2 Emission Guidelines', which are available free of charge at all sales outlets and from DAT Deutsche Automobil Treuhand GmbH, Hellmuth-Hirth-Str. 1, 73760 Ostfildern, Germany.