2021 BMW i3 Exterior

What's New For the 2021 BMW i3?

The i3 is BMW's foyer into the world of electric vehicles, and ever since its inception, it has gained popularity. The 2021 model year brings a few upgrades to the BMW i3, which has helped to streamline the selectable trims. The 2021 BMW i3 still keeps its conceptual compact car design, but it has been updated with more modern technology and even more eco-focused materials.

Available Features in the 2021 BMW i3

The i3 has two main trims, the base and i3s, with Range Extender variants of both. The base includes strong, natural Kenaf fibers interior dash and door panels, Apple CarPlay integration, USB connection, and the BMW Navigation Business system with a 6.5-inch high-resolution touchscreen. Other features include three-stage heated front seats, a 12V power socket in the center console, and Advanced Vehicle & Key Memory settings for climate control, exterior mirror, audio tone, and radio presets.

The i3s adds sports suspension, lowered ride height, different springs/dampeners, and a wider track. It has 20-inch double-spoke wheels with wider tires, gloss black wheel arch molding, and more aggressive front and rear clips. The Range Extender sub-trims essentially pairs a 2-cylinder gasoline engine to the electric motor.

2021 BMW i3 Interior

What's Under the Hood of the BMW i3?

Another way to customize your 2021 BMW i3 is with the different powertrains available. The i3 is a pure electric vehicle, but you can get it with more powerful motors if you are looking for speed, and you can get it with a gas generator if you are looking for range. The base BMW i3 makes 170 hp, and 184 lb-ft of torque, and a 0-60 MPH time of 7.2 seconds. The sports-performance-oriented BMW i3s produce 181 hp, and 199 lb-ft of torque and this decreases the 0-60 MPH acceleration time to 6.8 seconds. The standard electric versions of the i3 can go around 153 miles on a single charge, which is quite impressive for a compact electric vehicle. If you opt for the range extender, the range is increased up to around 200 miles, and it eliminates any range anxiety you may have on a long road trip.

BMW i3 Safety at the Forefront

The i3 features an innovative chassis that mounts the batteries to an aluminum subframe to make the vehicle more bottom-heavy and less likely to tip over during a collision. The cabin of the i3 is comprised of a carbon fiber reinforced plastic shell, and it acts as a protective layer around the passengers of the vehicle. CFRP is lighter than steel or aluminum while being stronger than both options. The i3 includes other safety features such as a rear-view camera, LED headlights, and front and rear park distance control.

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